Mamaroneck Residents May Face Tax Increase

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The average Village of Mamaroneck homeowner would pay about $252 more in property taxes under the village’s proposed 2011-12 budget.

That figure represents a nearly 6% property tax increase, says Village Manager Richard Slingerland. The proposed $29.8 million budget is $1.2 million, or 4.5%, more than the 2010-11 budget.

The entire budget can be viewed on the Village website.

The largest increases in the proposal are employee benefits and contractual expenses, which would increase nearly 16% and 15% respectively under the budget. Salaries and benefits account for more than 68% of the budget, Slingerland said.

The budget also includes funding for ongoing projects, such as flood control improvements.

In a letter to the Board of Trustees, Slingerland said that the Village has been economically challenged during the last year by factors beyond its control – unfunded state mandates, the bad economy and the harsh winter that had a major impact on snow and ice removal budgets – and that some persist.

“Other conditions and forces beyond the control of the Village of Mamaroneck will continue to challenge the Village in Fiscal Year 2011-2012,” he said. “However, in realization of the substantial difficulties affecting economies on the regional, national and global level, the Village of Mamaroneck has made efforts to maintain a stable fiscal and operational condition. We should just look at some things in perspective to understand how much that stable condition benefits the Mamaroneck community.”

 

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