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Old Brookville Village police budget OKd

The first of five years in the Old Brookville police protection contract will cost $9.59 million, according to the budget approved Monday by Old Brookville Village officials.

The 2012-13 spending plan for the Old Brookville Police Department -- which serves Old Brookville, Upper Brookville, Brookville, Mill Neck, Cove Neck and Matinecock -- was prepared by the board of police commissioners, which has representation from all six villages.

The budget includes $4.16 million in salaries for police officers and staff, $380,000 in regular overtime pay and $1.21 million in state retirement costs.

Budgeted revenue includes $8.77 million in contributions from the six remaining villages and $200,000 from Muttontown, a former seventh member in the police pact.

Muttontown last summer broke with the group to form its own police force. It had been paying 25.4 percent of the costs shared by seven villages.

The villages’ shares of the budget are dependent upon property assessment values.

For the fiscal year beginning June 1, Old Brookville is to pay the largest share of the villages’ input -- 24 percent, or $2.1 million. Brookville is to pay the second-largest share, 23.3 percent or $2.05 million.

The spending plan coincides with the first year of a five-year police protection contract and union memorandum of agreement approved earlier this year.

It is 32.4 percent less than the modified police budget for the current fiscal year --  which includes expenses for new police headquarters that will no longer be built and termination pay for officers laid off after Muttontown’s departure.

Also Monday, Old Brookville officials voted 4-0 with one trustee absent to adopt a 2012-2013 village budget of $3.69 million that does not exceed Albany’s property tax levy cap.

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