PELHAM, N.Y. – Pelham Town Board members discussed the town’s $3,567,789.09 proposed 2013 budget during a public hearing Monday.
The proposal calls for a property tax levy increase of 1.234 percent, which falls below the two percent tax cap required by New York state, Town Supervisor Peter DiPaola said. The property tax rate would be 58 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation.
The budget would use $550,000 from the town's reserves.
The town budget also covers the pensions, health care, and salaries of town employees, courts, department expenses, the town assessor, and receiver of taxes. Employee salaries would also increase three percent.
The Town Board votes on the budget Dec. 17. The budget includes the village of Pelham Manor.
The village of Pelham budget, which includes the Police and Fire departments, is voted on in the spring.
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