The village of East Williston will be discussing its tentative budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year at an upcoming public meeting.
The preliminary draft currently calls for $2.5 million of general fund expenditures, which is more than a $100,000 increase from the budget adopted last year, the 2015-2016 fiscal year. One of the largest proposed expenses is $60,000 for the purchase of a new vehicle for the Department of Public Works.
The village’s draft budget also includes roughly $722,000 for its water fund, which includes costs such as consulting for water studies, and water purchased from neighboring village Williston Park.
The tax rate may rise by 0.86 percent from last year,, which means the average household could see an increase of up to $30 annually on tax bills, village treasurer Michael Delury said.
The tentative budget will be discussed with the public on February 29 at 7:30 p.m. at village hall, located at 2 Prospect Street, East Williston.