Tax collections in village of Massena slightly behind last year’s pace
BY JEFF CHUDZINSKI
North Country This Week
MASSENA — Tax collections for the Village of Massena are slightly behind last year’s pace and time is running out for residents to make their payments.
During the Village Board’s Sept. 20 meeting Village Treasurer Kevin Felt told the board the village has collected $6,109,853. That total is approximately 89.95% of the total adjusted tax warrant of $6,792,589, Felt said.At this time last year the village had collected 92.69% of the total adjusted tax warrant.
Officials say residents have until Sept. 30 to pay their taxes.
Felt also told trustees the village had received the apportionment for the fiscal year 2023-2024 worker’s compensation bill from the county.
The village will be responsible for paying $271,480, a decrease of $2,129 from this year.
Other actions taken during the meeting included approving a budget amendment to spend $10,000 to rehab the gazebo at Veterans Park. The funds for the rehab project were a donation from the mega reunion earlier this year.
Officials also approved a budget amendment to use $14,670 to purchase a Ferris riding mower for the Joint Recreation Department. Funds for the mower will be reimbursed by the New York Power Authority.
Unspent funds in the fund balance for fiscal year 2021-22 for the Joint Rec Department will also be appropriated from the unappropriated fund balance and will increase the Alcoa Field equipment budget account. Those funds were expected to be used for the installation of security cameras for Alcoa Field, however installation was delayed until next year, officials said.