Camden spending up slightly but tax bills hold steady

CAMDEN — Village residents will see a slight increase in spending, but not in their tax bills according to the $1.69 million 2012-13 budget that was adopted April 3.

Total general fund spending is $1,685,814, an increase of $89,146 compared to the village’s current spending plan. The tax levy, or amount to be raised by taxes, is $558,925, which is an increase of $16,100. But the tax rate will remain the same as 2011-12 — at $260 per $1,000 assessed valuation — for next year, village officials said.

Village employees will also receive contractual "modest raises" in 2012-13. Village Clerk Tamara Bonomo said the amount of the raises are "all different," but that no one is receiving more than a "3 percent" raise. No elected officials will receive raises. There are 10 full-time and 14 part-time village employees. No major purchases are planned for the 2012-13 budget.

Population of the village is 2,231.