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Town Clerk, DPW, Parks & Rec, More Meet for Budget

GREENBURGH, N.Y. – Last week's focused budget meeting issued a dire forecast that the town's "B Fund" balance is expected to be in a deficit by 2015. This week, the town board will discuss the budget with the department of public works, the town clerk, the purchasing department, the community center, and the parks and recreation department.

Tuesday's work session will be the second of three branch-specific meetings where department heads discuss what they are using their portion of the 2012 tentative budget for. Residents are invited to attend, although there will be no public comment. Tuesday's first work session will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and then reconvene again from 7 to 9 p.m.

Last week, the town board met with the comptroller’s office, the police department and the tax receiver.

Greenburgh's next town board meeting, on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., will partly be used to discuss the budget with residents.

The town has two proposed 2012 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 growth from 2011. While it meets the tax cap, it 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 reduction from last year. Its tax levy is up by 2 percent and the tax rate is up by 3.3 percent.

The remaining work sessions on Tuesday mornings – Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 – will all be broadcast on Greenburgh Public Access TV (channel 35 on Verizon) and through the town's website.

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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