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Bryan Cranna, Mayor
David Cleaveland, Village Resident
Robert Lachman, Reporter, Red Hook Observer
Bryan Cranna, Mayor, opened the meeting at 6:09 pm. The Mayor opened the meeting to comments from the public. David Cleaveland asked a number of questions about the recently posted Tentative Budget. The mayor closed the comment period.
The mayor asked the board to consider the current tentative budget. The discussion that followed included issues related to procedural issues, the impact of new and pending state laws with respect to penalties and rewards related to property tax caps, comments by the New York Conference on Mayors with respect to the new laws, differentiation between the General Fund and the Water and Sewer Funds and the flows between funds.
The mayor asked for line item changes to the budget. The board discussed the overall budget and the fact that changes through budgetary modifications might be needed from time to time during the coming Fiscal Year. Joel Griffith, deputy mayor, moved and Jeanann Schneider, trustee seconded a motion to approve the tentative budget, which raises property taxes 2.69%, as the final approved budget. A roll call vote on the motion followed. The vote was as follows:
Joel Griffith, aye
Robin Bruno, aye
Jeanann Schneider, aye
Susan Ezrati, aye.
The mayor indicated that he no longer votes unless his vote is needed to resolve a tied vote.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:02 pm.