Freeport Village Mayor Andrew Hardwick and the board of trustees voted unanimously Monday night to cut their pay under next year's tentative budget.
The vote means that Hardwick - who took a 3.9 percent raise in the mayoral salary, from $120,360 to $125,000, shortly after taking office in April - would take a $2,000 pay cut, earning $123,000.
Under the amended 2010-2011 tentative budget, annual salaries for each of the four trustees would be reduced to $23,850 from $25,000. The budget would take effect March 1 if approved.
In April, Deputy Mayor Robert T. Kennedy and trustees Carmen Piñeyro and Jorge Martinez voted to boost their salaries to $25,000 from $19,500. (Trustee William H. White, Jr. voted against the raise.)
Other amendments approved at a special meeting Monday night increased operating expenses by about $182,000, to $62.3 million. The average house, assessed at $5,745, would pay $3,151 in village property taxes.
The village board has a Feb. 1 deadline to accept or reject the proposed budget, officials have said.
A public hearing to review the budget is scheduled for Jan. 11 at Village Hall.