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Police, Tax Receiver, Comptroller Meet for Budget

GREENBURGH, N.Y. – The town board's work session turns into a focused budget hearing this week as the public is invited to attend and share its fiscal thoughts, specifically, about the police department, the tax receiver and the comptroller.

On Tuesday at Town Hall, the town board will speak with the public and each department head about three government-funded branches. The department-specific meetings were added last week, and will continue to take place over the course of three weeks. On Wednesday, the town will hold its next board meeting, devoted to hearing the public's views on the current proposed 2012 budget. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m.

The town has two proposed budgets – the "A Budget" for the entire town, including the villages, and the "B Budget" for unincorporated Greenburgh. The A Budget is $15.6 million, a $100,000 increase from 2011. It meets the tax cap, has an increased tax levy of 2 percent and an increased tax rate of 4.6 percent. The B Budget is $66.6 million, a $1.4 decrease from last year. Its tax levy is up by 2 percent and the tax rate is up by 3.3 percent.

The three upcoming work sessions on Tuesday morning, Nov. 29 and Dec. 6, will all be broadcast on Greenburgh Public Access TV’s – channel 35 on Verizon – and through the town's website .

Nov. 22 – The police department at 9:30 a.m., the tax receiver at 11 a.m., and the comptroller at 11:30 a.m.

Nov. 29 – The department of public works at 9:30 a.m., the town clerk at 10:30 a.m., purchasing at 11 a.m., the Theodore D. Young Community Center at 7 p.m., and the parks and recreation department at 8 p.m.

Dec. 6 – The courts at 9:30 a.m., the building inspector at 11 a.m., and the library at 7:30 p.m.

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