Westhampton Beach Mayor Conrad Teller has released his 2012-2013 tentative budget. The $9.5 million budget calls for a spending increase of $171,394, which translates to a tax levy increase that is just under the New York State's two percent tax cap requirement.
Teller's budget, which carries a spending increase of 1.80 percent, calls for a 1.90 percent tax levy increase.
Examining individual budget lines, the budget shows that cuts were made in clerical, office supplies, telephone costs, vacation buybacks, uniforms, street lighting, and beach supplies and materials.
Money was added to budget lines, including personal attorney, contractual, detective overtime, radio repair and service, investigations, gas, oil and supplies, and seasonal decorations.
There are also cost increases on the New York State Retirement, Social Security and hospital and medical insurance lines.
The budget reflects a revenue decrease of .34 percent or $4,150.
The budget will be presented to the full board of trustees on March 21 at 7 p.m. for discussion with a public hearing scheduled for April 5 at 7 p.m. Also on the table on April 7 is legislation that, if adopted, will allow the board to
That legislation, said Rebecca Molinaro, village clerk, "is a precautionary measure."
Mayor Teller was not immediately available for comment.
The budget is attached to this post for viewing.