Manorhaven proposes $5.2M budget for 2023-24

Manorhaven proposes $5.2M budget for 2023-24
The Manorhaven Board of Trustees convened March 8 for a work session, including brief comments about the tentative 2023-24 budget. (Photo by Cameryn Oakes)

The Village of Manorhaven is proposing a tentative budget of $5.2 million for the 2023-24 fiscal year, which works out to about a 5.6% increase from the current budget.

The tentative budget of $5,177,498 is increasing by $274,030. The current budget is set at $4,903,468.

Mayor John Popeleski provided the village’s tax information on March 26, which shows a proposed tax levy of $3,509,147 for 2023-24, about a 2% tax increase. The tax levy for the current 2022-23 budget is $3,440,340.

The village is projecting total revenue of $5.2 million, amounting to the same dollar amount to be spent by the village for the upcoming fiscal year. This is greater than the projected revenue of $4.9 million for 2022-23 and the actual revenue of $4 million as of Nov. 30.

The budget anticipates increases in total property taxes and tax item revenues. Real property tax revenues are projected to rise by nearly $69,000.

While the total budget will increase, certain budget reductions are being made. This includes a 13.4% decrease in staffing budgets. Cuts include funds for clerk/treasurer personal services, clerk/treasurer overtime and records management.

The village’s debt service is also projected to decrease. For 2023-24 it is proposed to be $215,480, while the current budget allots $270,936.

During the village board’s work session March 8, no comments were made by any of the members about the budget. Popeleski said the board will move forward to vote on the budget next month. No date was provided at the time of the meeting.

This story was updated on March 27 to include tax levy information. The original story did not include this information as it was not made available on the village’s budget documents and the village clerk did not respond to multiple requests for comment. The information was received after a conversation between the mayor and the reporter to discuss false claims made by the mayor regarding the original story.

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