The New Hyde Park Village Board presented its tentative fiscal 2012-13 budget to the public Monday night at a hearing at the .
Among the details revealed is a 3.37 percent tax levy increase, representing a rate of $20.19 per $100 of assessed valuation or $0.66.
The proposed budget totals $5,842,985.18, representing an increase of $252,214 from last year. The total tax levy for this budget would be $4,004,149.63, an increase of $118,149.41.
The average assessed household in the village (with a assessed valuation of 5,400) would be required to pay an additional $35.64 a year in village taxes.
The village board had recently voted to allow itself to if it deemed necessary to continue to provide necessary services to residents.
“Each of us are tax payers before we are elected officials and we take this responsibility very seriously,” Mayor Daniel Petruccio said Tuesday night going over the figures. “The Village of New Hyde Park is operating as lean as it can and continuing to provide the services our residents have come to expect.”
How do you feel about the proposed tax levy increase for the village? Do you feel that you get value for the services? What do you value most in a village that you are willing to pay the extra taxes for? Tell us in the comments!