Oriskany budget tax changes because of assessment rate

ORISKANY — The total budget and amount to be raised by taxes will be slightly up in 2012-13 compared to the village’s current spending plan.

A public hearing on the $862,185.71 proposed budget was held Monday. The total spending plan is $828 more than the current budget. The tax levy, or amount to be raised by taxes, is $480,607.75, an increase of $2,240.34 compared to the current budget. The proposed spending plan does not include any major purchases, Village Treasurer Dolores A. Pugh said.

The proposed tax rate will be $12.75 per $1,000 assessed valuation, an increase of 8 cents.

The increases in the 2012-13 budget are "because of changes in our assessments," Pugh said. She said there is a $66,000 change in the village’s assessment rate for next year.

No elected officials are scheduled for pay raises next year, but the village’s full and part-time employees will receive a 3 percent raise due to contractual agreements, Pugh said. There are three full-time employees working for the highway department and seven part-time police.

The population of the village is 1,450.