Crossing Guards Out, Taxes Up in Proposed Local Budget


Can parts of Larchmont and Mamaroneck live without three of its school crossing guards? Or fewer open hours at Hommocks Pool?

They may have to, under the current Town budget proposal.

The crossing guards at Murray Avenue and Colonial Road,  Weaver Street at Harmon Drive, and Plymouth Road are on the chopping block to save the town $30,000.

Cutting hours at Hommocks Pool, such as opening an hour later in August and cutting Friday night swims, would bring a savings of $38,000.

A public hearing is scheduled for 8 pm on December 7 at the Town Center.

Property taxes will be subject to a 3.21 percent increase in the tax levy, consistent with the state’s new tax cap.

With that increase, in the unincorporated part of town, the owner of an average home assessed at $20,000 would pay $5,998 next year — an increase of $350, or 6.1 percent.

In Larchmont and Mamaroneck villages, where residents pay both town and village property taxes, the owner of an average home would pay $457 — an increase of $3.68, or less than 1 percent.

The board will adopt a final budget Dec. 14.

One thought on “Crossing Guards Out, Taxes Up in Proposed Local Budget

  1. At what point do people say, let’s stop getting the services from the government, rather that we can purchase them more effectively on our own.

    Current inflation computations produce numbers far below 6%, the reported Town tax increase in the unincorporated area.

    The system has broken.

    You don’t pay taxes – they take taxes.
    – Chris Rock

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