Roslyn Board of Trustees adopts $5.28 million budget

Shelby Talcott
Deputy Mayor Marshall Bernstein discusses the uses of the proposed budget for the 2019-20 year.

The Village of Roslyn’s Board of Trustees adopted a $5.28 million budget for 2019-20 last Thursday, up from the current budget of just over $5 million.

This budget complies with the state 2 percent tax cap. The proposed budget will be used to improve computer systems, fund various landscaping projects and provide other services to the village. There are no significant changes in spending.

There will be an increase in real estate taxes for the 2019-20 year of roughly $245,000, or  5.13 percent. However, because of shifts in properties from payments in lieu of taxes, the tax roll and other improvements around Roslyn, the village taxes that residents will pay are going to decrease by a little over 1 percent.

Village Clerk Anita Frangella said that the tax rate for residents for the 2019-20 year will be 28.29029.

“We are able to accomplish our needs this next year without raising taxes for residents,” Deputy Mayor Marshall Bernstein said. “Actually, there’s a slight decrease, which is really great.”

In addition to adopting the budget, the board approved the upcoming “Organization Night.” This celebrates those elected for a new term, those serving for another year and all of the people who help the village run smoothly. Details, including date and time, will be announced later.

The board also approved the proposed master lease/purchase agreement entered into by Rescue Hook and Ladder Company No. 1, which will not exceed $679,000. This is for the lease/purchase of fire equipment, which will include a new tower ladder and a fire truck. The ladder has new designs that will increase safety for volunteer firefighters and residents.

A public hearing for the budget is set for April 22 at 7:30 p.m at Village Hall.

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