How much will taxes go up? How much landfill revenue will be used in the 2023 Seneca Falls Town Budget?
Those were the two biggest questions looming for taxpayers before last week’s regularly scheduled October meeting, where Supervisor Mike Ferrara and the Town Board unveiled a draft budget.
The tentative budget was presented by Ferrara and Town Manager Peter Soscia. The increase proposed in the budget is approximately 9 cents per $1,000 of assessed value.
The Town expects approximately $3.2 million from Seneca Meadows from its host agreement. That accounts for around 35% of spend from the general fund. The state requires that the money brought in to the town through the host agreement go into the general fund.
General fund expenditures are up 12%, per the proposal. The Town’s recreation budget is expected to decline by up to 16% this year, while the highway budget increases 1%.
All non-elected town employees will get 5% raises, as well as minor increases in other assorted service agreements.
Workshops are scheduled for October 13th and 19th at 5:30 p.m., as well as October 17th at 6 p.m.
Soscia said he expects the budget to change in the coming weeks as the board considers different options. A public hearing on the budget will be held November 1st.
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