Croton Officials to Hold Hearing on Tax Cap Resolution

Although resolution would give officials the ability to exceed the cap limit this year, trustees don’t foresee a need for it in next year’s budget.

The Croton-on-Hudson village board is holding a public hearing on resolution that would allow it to override the tax cap during tonight’s meeting.

“We have no intention of overriding, but it’s prudent for us to approve the enabling legislation to allow us to override it if, at the 11th hour, we have to,” said Mayor Leo Wiegman. “Last year, we got handed a big jump in our worker’s compensation bill after we concluded our budget hearing, because the state hasn’t changed it’s scheduled for when it tells you that stuff. They don’t tell you until it’s too late.”

Wiegman said the state worker’s compensation bill cost the village an additional $55,000.

“It would’ve, potentially, pushed over tax cap, but we went through the entire budget and were able to pull in just under,” Wiegman said.

Wiegman, who’s been mayor for just under four years, added that the village’s tax levy decreased in his first two years as mayor. He said the over the last three years, the village’s tax levy has increase by about half a percent.

  • Sign the firm of  O'Connor Davies, LLP for auditing services for the years June 1, 2012 through May 31, 2017. The village would pay the firm $43,500 in 2013, $43,500 in 2014 , $44,300 in 2015, $45,200 in 2016 and $46,000 in  2017.

  • Execute a contract with Parcmobile USA for a license plate recognition system an on-line permit management system  for the Croton-Harmon Train Station parking lot.
Check here for the rest of tonight’s agenda. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. inside village hall, located at 1 Van Wyck St.


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