The Maybrook Village Board’s regular bi-monthly meeting was scheduled for Monday. But, with social distancing and other virus restrictions, the board opted instead to “teleconference” the meeting with the Mayor, trustees, Village Clerk and other officials on the phone together in order to keep the required social distance. A recording of the “meeting” will be posted on the village website: www.villageofmaybrook.com. At press time, that had yet to occur.
While the board’s March 16 2020 budget workshop meeting was canceled, Mayor Dennis Leahy did say that he would be conferring individually with trustees about the budget figures. As it stands now, and figures are tentative, there would be a 5.5 percent tax level increase with a tax rate of $16.22 per $1,000 assessed valuation.
Because that exceeds the State tax cap of two percent, the board was forced to pass a resolution permitting a tax cap override, which Leahy said did occur during the teleconferenced meeting. He also said he expects that the tentative figures will be cut by the time of the budget public hearing. That hearing is tentatively scheduled for 7 p.m., Mon., Apr. 13, depending on the virus situation. Copies of the tentative budget will be available at the Govt. Center by appointment only. To set up an appointment, call Village Clerk Tina Johnson, 427-2717 ext. 201 or email her at email@example.com.
April 13 was also the original date for the Village Board’s reorganization meeting, when various officials are appointed. But the reorganization has been postponed until after village elections are held. Originally scheduled for March 16, the elections were delayed by Governor Andrew Cuomo until the April 28 primary election. Mayor Leahy and trustees Daryl Capozzoli and Robert Pritchard (also deputy mayor) are running for re-election with no opposition.