Village budget ducks under the tax cap


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos



  • (Photo by Frances Ruth Harris)



By Geri Corey

— The Village of Goshen'S proposed budget has come in under the state's mandated tax cap, and “we’re proud of that,” said Mayor Kyle Roddey.

At the March 27 meeting, Roddey explained that the budget increases were driven up by items not under village control, like a health insurance increase of $160,000 and additional retirement costs.

New purchases include items needed for Department of Public Works maintenance jobs and the cost of leasing one police car.

To boost cost savings, the mayor encourages residents to up their recycling efforts, since the village pays for garbage pick-up but not for recycling.

“Recycling is under utilized,” he said.

For its part, the Village is installing cost-effective LED lighting in the downtown business district.

Although the public hearing was closed, the public has time to submit letters of comment before board members vote to approve the June 1, 2017 –May 31, 2018 budget. Voting will take place on Monday, April 24, at 7 p.m.

More village news 2017 Village Elections — Kyle Roddey, Mayor, 140 votes; Edward Char, Trustee, 129 votes; Peter Smith, Trustee, 132 votes. All positions are for two-year terms.

A 5K Race, on Sunday April 30, starting at 9 a.m., is in memory of Lucas O’Connor, who died in a tragic car accident in July 2015. Luke was an organ donor, and he was able to save many lives.

Proceeds from the race will go to both the Lucas O’Connor Scholarship and to Donate Life America, a not-for-profit organization committed to increasing the number of registered organ, eye, and tissue donors across the United States.

Runners/walkers pay $25 ($30 day of race); guaranteed shirt if registered by April 1. Local prizes and awards for winners. For more information or entry form, contact race directors: Erin Sherry (erinsherry23@gmail.com) or Stacy Cameron (siswinston@hotmail.com). For updates, follow on Facebook under Luke Lives On 5K.

The board approved the race, subject to approval by Goshen Chief of Police James Watt.

Treating the wells — Department of Public Works Superintendent Scott Birney was given the okay to solicit bids for treatment and rehabilitation of the CRV wells. Birney noted that these are large capacity wells and rehabilitation work needs to be done.


Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Image I ask for your understanding as I represent Jeanne Ryan
Friends:
In recent days, many in our county have read with horror accounts of the death of horses on a farm in Goshen. The day the story broke, the woman who owns that farm...
Image Dominick Peter Elia of Middletown, N.Y., dies at age 89
Dominick Peter Elia of Middletown, N.Y., died on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. He was 89.
Son of Dominick Elia and Concetta Gesualdo, he was born and raised in Middletown.
He...
Image The 2017 Eclipse Across America is this Monday
What you need to know about the Great American EclipseOn Monday, August 21, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the Sun,...
Image Big band, ice cream, free night
Once again “The Big Band Sound” will perform on the lawn of the Goshen Public Library, sponsored by The Friends of...

VIDEOS



Sign up to get our newsletter emailed to you every week!

  • Enter your email address in the box below.
  • Select the newsletters you would like to subscribe to.
  • Click the 'SUBSCRIBE' button.



MOST COMMENTED



Click on the ad above to print your coupon!
Find more about Weather in Chester, NY