Residents of Head of the Harbor will pay 18 percent more in taxes in 2013 than they did in 2012 – a jump of more than $300 – according to a report published Dec. 30 in Newsday.
The village, some of which is on the tax rolls in the Three Village Central School District, is facing declining revenue and increasing expenses, mayor Natale Tartamella told Newsday.
Combined with rising costs for things like health insurance, fire protection, and state benefit contributions, the village also saw its revenue decrease by about $400,000 due to some residents' successful assessment challenges, and is projecting a drop in justice court fines as well.
According to Newsday, the village's $1.63 million budget is a 5.9 increase over its previous $1.54 million budget, made possible by a village resolution that allowed the village to exceed the state cap on tax levy increases.
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