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S. Floral Park budget increases for snow

The South Floral Park village board has approved a budget for the fiscal year beginning June 1 of $424,700, up $2,580 from the current year.

The budget, for the village with fewer than 1,800 residents, was adopted after a public hearing Thursday night. It calls for a tax increase of about $3 per $100 assessed valuation, or 13 percent, because total revenues are expected to decrease by $21,661, officials said. A copy of the budget is available at the village clerk’s office.

The snow removal account had the budget's biggest increase — $8,000 — which will go toward obtaining a pickup truck with an attached plow. The new truck will allow residents who have a regular driver’s license to help with snow removal, officials said. The village will also start a $3,000 six-month street cleaning initiative once a month from late April until November.

At the Village Board meeting, officials also announced they had used grants from the state and county to purchase a $60,000 diesel generator, which in a blackout would power Village Hall and the Fire Department.

Mayor Geoffrey N. Prime also swore in Marlene Melendez as the new deputy clerk treasurer and John Boyd and Carlos Johnson as members of the Zoning Board of Appeals.
 

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