l0/30 2003 PROPOSED BUDGET RELEASED...$44,655,307 FOR UNINCORPORATED GREENBURGH...TOWN WIDE (VILLAGES) IS $9,780,438. Budget Message and complete document to be on line soon. Highlights: 4.89% tax hike which compares favorably to county governments 3l% proposed tax hike. Average tax hike for school districts (independent of town) was 9.2%. SOME REASONS: Insurance premiums: 200l payments: $694,648. 2003: $l,246,670 (35% increase in 2 years)...health insurance costs: 200l: $4,404,784. 2003 $6,325,380(22.7% increase)...NY State Pension Fund: 200l payment was $l33,434. 2003 budget: $l,266,000 (increase of 336.8% in 2 years).
BUDGET INCLUDES...creation of a police department canine program...establishment of Greenburgh Drug Treatment Court...funding for developmentally disabled program...one additional employee in data processing and funding for cable TV access manager and chief technician as recommended by cable TV advisory board