Massena village sets public hearing date to possibly override tax cap
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 9:10 am

BY ANDY GARDNER
North Country This Week

MASSENA -- Village officials are in the early stages of crafting their 2020-21 budget and have set a public hearing to possibly override the tax cap and slated public budget work sessions.

The public hearing on a local law to override the 2% property tax levy increase limit will be March 31 at 5:35 p.m.

The resolution won't call for a specific levy increase and would be in place in case they ultimately need to go above the cap.

"Our goal is to get below it," Mayor Tim Currier said.

Budget work sessions open to the public will be March 31 following the public hearing and at 5:30 p.m. April 2 and 7, and April 8 if necessary.

The initial budget hearing will be March 31 at 5:30 p.m.

All will be in the Town Hall room 30.

Treasurer Kevin Felt during the Tuesday, Feb. 18 village board meeting said the mayor has budget requests from various village departments and agencies.

The treasurer also said he is working on revenue estimates and estimates for employee benefits like health insurance, retirement, workers' comp and others.