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Village departments have recommended certain service cuts and/or fee increases as part of the 2009/10 budget. The Board will consider these recommendations and discuss their impact in more detail on March 11, 2009.
During the course of developing the 2009/10 Village Budget, the Village Board held a series of workshops focusing on specific areas of the budget. The final budget workshop is scheduled for March 11th.
In the face of very difficult economic circumstances, the Board is aggressively looking at all aspects of village government operations. In order to avoid any increase in the village tax levy, village departments have recommended certain service cuts and/or fee increases. As part of March 11th budget workshop, the Board will consider these recommendations and discuss their impact on the 2009/10 Village Budget in more detail. Among the recommendations to be discussed are the following:
Elimination of curb side loose leaf pickup. Only bagged leaves will be picked up.
Elimination of sidewalk maintenance by requiring adjacent property owners to maintain the sidewalk area.
Reduction of library hours.
Elimination of the annual fireworks display.
Elimination of the Halloween parade.
Elimination of weekend garbage pickup on Main Street.
Increase in building permit and related fees.
Although these items have been discussed in detail at previous budget workshops, the Board wants to raise public awareness about these items as early as possible. After the March 11th meeting, the budget will be subject to public hearings starting on April 6, 2009. The village budget must be adopted by May 1, 2009 in accordance with State Law.
The March 11, 2009 meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. at Village Hall.