Both Town of Ossining and Town of Mount Pleasant residents living in Briarcliff Manor will likely see tax increases in the coming fiscal year, Village Manager Philip Zegarelli reported to the board of trustees Wednesday night.
The tentative $14,396,330 (general fund only) budget represents an increase of $33,824 over the current year's adopted spending plan.
Zegarelli said the village projects bringing in approximately $347,048 less revenue in the coming year, which has contributed to the $313,694 hike in proposed property tax collections.
"The problem that you have is we have cut back on the actual appropriations, but we are telling you in the budget document that other revenues...non-tax revenues, we are projecting a major decrease," he explained.
The New York State retirement fund payouts are also predicted to increase int he coming year. The 2012 actual figure Zegarelli shared yesterday of $965,037 is expected to go up to $1,249,798 in 2012-13.
Here is a breakdown of general fund spending by department:Department 2012-13 2011-12 $4,500,654* $4,623,936 $3,666,344 $3,455,158 Debt Service $1,976,965 $1,655,855 $1,258,337 $1,289,159 Executive $771,846 $1,165,924 $595,667 $564,307 $611,780 $611,129 Building $272,922 $267,103 Clerk $259,767 $259,014 Treasurer $285,035 $324,551 $197,013 $189,170
*Sanitary sewer moved to water fund
No one spoke during the budget public hearing Wednesday.
The board adjourned the hearing until April 18. The board of trustees will adopt the budget on May 1.
Tax bills will be sent out to village residents by June 1 and are due on June 30.