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The Islandia Village Board unanimously approved a $2.7 million budget for next year at its Tuesday work session meeting.
The budget raises taxes by 72 percent, from 0.94 percent to 1.62 percent. The average owner of a home assessed at $40,000 will see a $22 monthly increase in taxes.
Village Mayor Allan Dorman has blamed the increase in taxes on declining revenue from tax assessments...Read more »