continued The second will be to allow the village to override Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2 percent tax levy cap. The cap is in effect so that municipalities cannot raise the tax levy , or the amount of the budget to be funded through property taxes, by more than 2 percent. Olson says he’s overriding the cap as a safeguard, as recommended by the New York Conference of Mayors. Other villages, such as East Syracuse, have also passed an override of the tax cap. Should a municipality mistakenly go over the 2 percent cap without passing the override, it could face thousands of dollars in fines.
Both will be at or around 6 p.m. on Monday, April 9.
--Monday’s meeting was the last for trustee Mary Coleman. After serving on the board for eight years, she decided not to run for re-election. Her seat will be filled by newcomer Dennis Dugleby.
“It’s been a great eight years,” she said. “I really enjoyed my time on the board. Now I can sit back with a level of comfort.”
Coleman wished Dugleby well. She was presented with a certificate and flowers by the board and Mayor Olson.
--The Memorial Day Parade is scheduled for Monday, May 28. The grand marshal will be Jan Rybinski, the director of the Fayetteville Recreation Committee. She has served the village for 18 years.
--The Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 7, at Canal Landing Park.