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A special meeting of the Village Board, budget workshop, was held March 23, 2022 at 6:00 PM in the Village Hall, 244 Main Street.
Deputy Mayor Halliday called the meeting to order.
Roll Call: Trustee Bedell, Trustee Brown, Trustee Halliday & Trustee Kelly were present. Mayor Pasquarell was excused.
Clerk-Treas Colson presented the 2022/2023 tentative budget to the Board as filed March 19, 2022.
The General Fund budget is a $9,210 decrease over last year’s budget and maintains a $5.20 per thousand dollar tax rate. Expected appropriated fund balance is $170,467. The budget includes equipment purchases of a used boom lift to replace the currently red-tagged bucket truck and a mini-excavator for the DPW as well as a new ATV and numerous other equipment pieces for the Fire Department. The DPW expects to spend $15,000 to increase the size of the pole barn at the garage. There is an expected $225,000 reserve contribution to the Fire Department Reserve and no planned contribution to the DPW Reserve.
The Water Fund budget is a $36,815 increase over last year and includes the replacement of the current water truck with a small bus. The Sewer Fund budget is a $38,921 increase over last year and includes purchase of a bubbler for the Hamilton Avenue pump station. Water/Sewer Minimum Value Charges are expected to decrease by $1 per year, while usage charges will increase by $2.69 per thousand gallons for water and $2.41 per thousand gallons for sewer.
The Board then considered a request by Chief Kelley to increase the Fire Dept R&M Vehicles line by $7,500 for repairs to the 2001firetruck and a request by the Tri-Town Seniors for money toward their bus trips. The Board requested Clerk-Treas Colson add an additional $2,500 to the budget for the Seniors and $7,500 as requested by the Fire Department to be paid for by increasing the fund balance appropriation.
Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Brown, authorized publication in The
Post Star of the public hearing for the 2022/2023 Proposed Budget on April
6, 2022 at 6:00 PM in the Firehouse, 16 Saratoga Avenue.
Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn, 6:30 PM.