The Roslyn Village Board of Trustees will vote on the village's 1998-99 budget at the next BOT meeting, Tuesday, April 21.
Last Monday, the BOT held a public discussion on the proposed budget, which comes to $3.09 million. A $200,000 windfall of accumulated funds from previous years helped to create the budget balance. A 14 percent tax increase is also part of the proposed budget. When Trustee Marshall Bernstein expressed a strong opposition to the tax increase, Mayor Janet Galante cited monies for new signs, roadwork, parking lot repairs and an increase in the fire department budget as unavoidable spending increases.
The mayor and other BOT members also said that the $56,000 owed the village by the county over sewage lawsuit payments was not included in the budget. In addition, the expected new sanitation contract with Residential Carting, one lower than the village has paid to the old firm, Grazio Inc., was also not part of the budget. The contract with Residential is expected to cost the village $169,990 in the first year, as compared to the $220,000 contract it paid to Grazio.
The April 21 meeting will begin at 8 p.m.