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In addition to the Village of East Hills, the board of trustees of both the villages of Roslyn Estates and Roslyn Harbor have approved budgets for the 2009-2010 fiscal years.

The Village of Roslyn Estates budget calls for $1,126,286 in total spending. As in recent documents, most of the spending goes to Fire Services, Refuse Collection, and the Streets portion of the budget. The Fire Service "other expense" totals $179,303, while Fire Service Insurance comes to $20,000.

Refuse Collection totals $132,400. Streets Personnel Service totals $108,732. Other costs in the Streets budget include Gas & Oil ($4,400), Road Renewal ($10,000), Repairs to Trucks ($5,000), and Supplies ($3,000).

Additional aspects of the budget include Debt Service Principal ($90,000), Debt Service Interest ($30,618), Health Insurance ($36,000), Attorney Professional ($65,000), and Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Personnel Services ($59,283).

The village will also spend $34,195 on the Contingency portion of the budget, $12,500 in Street Lighting, and $6,000 in Snow Removal. A mere $100 will be spent on the Village Historian services.

Of the monies needed to balance the budget, $880,746 will come from Real Estate Taxes.

Other sources of revenue will include Sewer Assessments ($48,000), State Aid Mortgage Tax ($35,000), Consolidated Highway Aid ($25,000), Electric Gross Receipts Tax ($22,000), Concession Fee ($20,000), Board of Appeals/Planning Board/ARB ($20,000), Permits ($18,000), Cablevision and Verizon revenue ($13,000), Gas Gross Receipts Tax ($10,500), and Gifts & Donations ($10,000).

Meanwhile, the Village of Roslyn Harbor board of trustees approved a budget that, according to village officials, contains no tax increase. It would not be until the end of May, those officials added, until the village knows the tax rates for the coming fiscal year. Total spending in the 2009-2010 budget amounts to $728,372.

Expenditures include General Government, including Village Justice, Law, and Public Works offices, all totaling $355,929. Public Safety costs amount to $259,873, most of that ($211,453) going to the Fire Department. The Transportation budget, including Street Maintenance and Snow Removal costs $169,120. On the even smaller side of the budget, the Home & Community Services segment amounts to $42,250, Employee Benefits cost $33,950, while a mere $250 is spent on Culture & Recreation.

Revenues to be raised by property taxes amount to $609,073. Other revenue is estimated to come from Fines and Forfeitures ($30,000), Utilities Gross Receipts Tax ($20,000), Licenses & Permits ($20,000), State Aid ($19,889), and Parking Lot Fees ($19,000).


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