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Spencerport Village trustees adopt 2017-2018 budget
Spencerport Village trustees adopted the 2017-2018 budget Wednesday, April 5, following a public hearing.
Appropriations total $6.61 million including the General Fund, Sewer Fund and the Electric Fund. The total tax levy increases 1.8 percent or $22,904 more than the current budget. The 2016-2017 tax levy was $1,259,350; the 2017-2018 tax levy is $1,282,254. The increase falls below the calculated 2.6 percent tax cap.
The tax rate is $3.71, up from $3.63 in the current budget year. The Sewer Fund Rate increases slightly, from $2.94 to $2.95.
Village Clerk Jacqueline Sullivan says that for property owners with a home assessed at $100,000, their total average annual bill including sewer fees would be $700, up $6.88 from the current budget year, or an increase of one percent.
She says Mayor Gary Penders emphasizes that with the looming consolidation and shared services mandate proposed by Governor Cuomo, “Villages work hard to stay below the tax cap and provide all necessary services to the community economically and efficiently.”
Sullivan says the village has been able to stay within the tax cap through careful planning.
“We are fortunate that the price of asphalt paving and other materials have gone down significantly,” she explains. “We have been able to continue to come in below the tax cap while maintaining our infrastructure and providing services such as refuse collection, recycling and bulk pick-up.”
Under the 2017-2018 budget, the mayor’s salary remains the same, $4,207, and the total salary for trustees also remains the same at $9,459.
The village’s new fiscal year begins June 1, 2017.