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  • Public hearing set on Dolgeville’s tentative budget

  • The village of Dolgeville has a tentative 2013 – 2014 budget that would increase taxes for residents of the town of Manheim in Herkimer County and decrease taxes for residents of the town of Oppenheim in Fulton County. A public hearing on the budget will take place at 6:20 p.m. on Thursday at the village ha...
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  • The village of Dolgeville has a tentative 2013 – 2014 budget that would increase taxes for residents of the town of Manheim in Herkimer County and decrease taxes for residents of the town of Oppenheim in Fulton County.
    A public hearing on the budget will take place at 6:20 p.m. on Thursday at the village hall at 41 N. Main St. A copy of the budget is available for inspection by interested persons at the village clerk’s office. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Friday. Handicapped persons wishing to attend the hearing and who are in need of assistance should call the clerk’s office at 429-3112.
    The tentative budget — in effect from June 1, 2013 through May 31, 2014 — calls for $1,436,196 in general fund appropriations, a $39,457 increase from the adopted 2012 – 2013 budget, and seeks to raise $973,800 in property taxes, a $38,189 increase.
    The tax rate for residents of the town of Manheim would be $21.465248 per thousand of assessed valuation, a 0.08 percent increase, and the tax rate for residents of the town of Oppenheim would be $26.865141 per thousand, a decrease of 0.81 percent.
    The current tax rates are $21.447345 per thousand of assessed valuation for Manheim residents and $27.084866 per thousand for Oppenheim residents.
    Anticipated revenues total $462,396 in the tentative budget, an increase of $1,268.
    If adopted as is, the legislative budget would remain $4,440 and the executive budget would remain $3,300. The finance budget would increase from $14,618 to $14,674 and the staff budget would decrease from $54,663 to $53,496. The shared services budget would decrease from $115,755 to $102,065 and the special items budget would decrease from $130,807 to $123,141. The public safety budget would increase from $334,268 to $349,729 and the public health budget would remain $3,700. The transportation budget would decrease from $289,414 to $247,113 and the culture and recreation budget would increase from $45,595 to $48,442. The home and community services budget would increase from $26,545 to $27,690 and the employee benefits budget would increase from $318,926 to $371,900. Debt service would increase from $50,872 to $71,536 and the economic opportunity and development budget would remain $5,000.
    The tentative budget also includes a $10,000 transfer to the capital fund.
    Under the budget proposal, the compensation to the mayor would remain $2,700 and the compensation to the board of trustees would remain $1,500 for the year.
    The tax levy falls within the state-mandated tax cap.
    Prior to the hearing on the tentative budget, a public hearing on the village’s Community Development Block Grant application will take place at 6 p.m.
    The purpose of the hearing on the CDBG application is furnish residents with information on the amount of funds available and the range of activities that may be undertaken for proposed community development and housing activities. The public hearing will also give residents the opportunity to comment on the use of the grant funds.

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