North Haven Village to Host Budget Hearing

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Residents of North Haven will have the opportunity to weigh in on the village’s proposed $1,396,434 budget at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, at Village Hall on Ferry Road. The spending plan calls for a tax cut from $0.5439 per $1,000 of assessed valuation to a projected rate of $0.5194 per $1,000. That means a the owner of a house valued at $1 million would pay approximately $52 per year to help fund the village. A lower tax rate was made possible in large part because the total value of the village’s real estate is expected to grow by about $98 million, to $1.67 billion.

The village board will also hold a hearing on a plan to reenact the village’s dock law, pending the competition of an environmental review of the law under the terms of the state Environmental Quality Review Act. The village had adopted a law overseeing the construction of docks in 2013, but that law was challenged in court, and the judge ordered that the law be subjected to environmental review even though the state law the dock law was enacted under exempted it from SEQRA review.

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