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May 11, 2014

Tax levy up in Village of Dannemora

DANNEMORA — The Village of Dannemora’s 2014-2015 budget boosts taxes 2.2 percent.

The General Fund expenditures are $984,433, down $1,002,239 from this year.

The budget, which runs from June 1, 2014, to May 31, 2015, falls within the tax-cap formula set by the state.

The tax levy increased by 3.33 percent from $245,704 to $253,894.

Taxpayers residing on the Town of Dannemora side of the village will pay a tax rate of $6.24 per $1,000 of assessed property value, a 4 percent increase.

Taxpayers residing on the Town of Saranac side of the village will pay a tax rate of $6.17 per thousand, a 3 percent increase.

SPENDING

Expenditures include the purchase of a computer and new software for the Village Office, a door opener and safety-storage cabinet for the Public Works garage and an ice maker, vacuum cleaner and additional tables and chairs for the Community Center.

The budget includes the paving of Flagg Street and a section of Smith Street.

Mayor Michael Bennett said those streets were two of the worst sections in the village.

“They discussed probably doing Manley Street also if we have available funds,” he said.

The Dannemora Volunteer Fire Department will receive a new pickup truck.

“The one they have is just falling apart,” Bennett said. “The box on the back is rotted out. It needs a lot of maintenance work on it. It’s going to be around $34,000.”

He said the eight bids they received ranged from $34,000 to $36,000.

RAISES

Employees and elected officials received a 2 percent raise.

“For the public officials, it’s been at least four years, I would say,” Bennett said. “The employees, we give a raise every year.”

UTILITY RATES STEADY

The unit rates remained the same as this year for water and sewer.

Taxpayers will pay $160 annually for water. Installment payments will be split in half.

The Water Fund includes replacement of the water line on Carter Court from Smith Street to Pleasant Street.

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