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Baldwinsville continues budget hearing

— Village officials elected to continue a public hearing regarding the proposed 2012-13 budget to the Jan. 19 meeting.

After opening the public hearing at the Jan. 5 board meeting, officials determined there were still changes that needed to be made before the village could adopt the budget. The revised version of the budget, which is available on the village’s website (Baldwinsville.org) and in the clerk’s office (16 West Genesee St.), shows an overall budget of $4,003,082, an increase of nearly $400,000 over the 2011-12 budget ($3,607,058). The proposed tax levy (amount to be raised through property taxes) is $2,236,157 (the 2011-12 tax levy was $2,178,839) and the proposed tax rate for both Van Buren and Lysander taxpayers residing within the village is $7.09 per $1,000 in assessed value, an increase of .14 over the 2011-12 tax rate of $6.95. A home assessed at $100,000 would pay $709 in village property taxes for the year, should the budget be approved.

No one spoke in favor or against the proposed budget during the Jan. 5 public hearing. Residents will have the opportunity to express their opinions during the Jan. 19 public hearing, which will reopen at 7:30 p.m.

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