Residents Monday night questioned whether Mastic Beach's first budget will cover the young village's expenses, and village officials responded that the concern is warranted.
The $3.8 million budget -- the subject of a hearing -- would cost the owner of an average home about $575 per year in property taxes and garbage collection fees.
Some residents asked whether enough money was appropriated for improved code enforcement, a service village Mayor Paul Breschard promised when he led a drive to incorporate the village last fall. Breschard responded that village officials believe the budget will cover services, but added that the spending plan is a work in progress.
"It's hard to come up with the budget because there's no history," he said.
The village is required by state law to approve a budget by May 1.
Village trustees will further discuss the budget on April 25 and vote on it shortly thereafter, officials said.