THE VILLAGE CLERK'S OFFICE
Monday to Friday 8:45AM to 4:15PM
Cathryn A. Hillmann
email - NHPCLERK@VNHP.ORG
email - EILEEN@VNHP.ORG
email - JANE@VNHP.ORG
email - JANET@VNHP.ORG
Village Property Tax Bills
Please call the Village Clerks Office if you do not receive your tax bill by early June
Village Board adopts 2017-2018 Budget on April 4, 2017
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The Village Board Unanimously Adopted
2017 - 2018 Village Operating Budget
The annual budget hearing was held on Monday, April 3rd at 7:30 pm. Village Clerk/Treasurer Hillmann presented the 2017-2018 tentative budget with a proposed total appropriation of $6,196,372.90 with a proposed tax rate of $21.89 per $100 assessed valuation, representing a 2.1% increase in the tax rate.
Throughout the budget hearing presentation, Mayor Montreuil provided opportunity for comment and questions. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Village Board voted unani-mously to adopt the 2017/2018 operating budget as presented, with no changes or amend-ments. And for the 6th consecutive year, the 2017/2018 operating budget does not exceed the State mandated 2% tax cap.
The total appropriation of $6,196,372.90 represents an increase of $70,576.04 from last years budget. The budget authorizes a tax levy of $4,290,191.90, an increase of $67,212.04 from last years budget. This calculates to a tax rate of $21.89 per $100 of assessed valuation, a $0.45 increase which is a 2.1% increase from last years tax rate.
What does this all mean? How does this impact you? The average assessed household in the Village (with an assessed valuation of 5,400) will be required to pay an additional $24.30 a year in Village tax.
The total Village Assessment Roll as of April 1, 2017 was set at 19,601,904 a decrease of 92,312 from last years total assessment of 19,694,216. Other revenue sources in the budget are projected at $1,906,181 which represents a $3,364 increase from last year, or about .18%.
The Villages calculation for the 2% Tax Cap Limit projects an allowable tax levy increase of $67,816.36 or 1.59% to be within the guidelines. The adopted budget authorizes a tax levy increase of $67,212.04 or 1.57%, which meets the 2% Tax Cap Limit.
Here are some of the budget highlights:
Medical, dental, and vision expenses are projected to be $823,294.42 a decrease of $1,883.58 from last year. Effective June 1, 2016, all employees who choose to participate in health care coverage are required to contribute between 5% and 20% towards medical expense.
State Retirement expenses are projected to be $287,583, an increase of $7,540 from last year.
Workers Compensation Insurance expenses are projected to be $168,490.49, an increase of $4,490.49 from last year.
The decrease to the total Village Assessment Roll of 92,312 represents a decrease in tax revenue of $20,207.10. Successful property tax grievances and certiorari settlements are two of the primary reasons for the decline in the Village Assessment Roll.
Budget Lines Revenues 2017 - 2018
Property Tax Revenue:Property Tax/Interest/Penalties . . . $ 4,300,191.90
Non-Property Tax Revenue: Electric/Gas/Telephone/Fees/
Cablevision/FIOS .. .... ... 321,000.00
Miscellaneous Revenue: Refund Prior Year Expenses/Registrar Fee/
Zoning Fees/ Special Use Permits/Street Fair Income/
Insurance Recoveries . . .... 61,400.00
Transportation Revenue: Parking Permits/ Parking Meters/
Voucher Parking . . . 534,160.00
Use of Money: Interest on Deposits/Rental Marcus Christ Hall .... .... 5,000.00
Licenses & Permit Revenue: Plumbing/Building/Rental Registration .... . 188,300.00
Fine Revenue: Court & Building Fines/Collection Agency ....... 378,500.00
State Aid Revenue: Grants/Reimbursement for Road Improvements/
Sales Tax/ Mortgage Tax ... .. 407,821.00
Total Revenue: .$ 6,196,372.90
Budget Lines Expenses 2017 - 2018
Transportation Expense:Street Maintenance/ Regrade of Roads/
Snow Removal/ Street Lighting/Labor Wages/Gas & Supplies/
Vehicle Expenses/Repairs to Vehicles ... .. . ..... $ 1,045,211.83
Gen. Govt. Support Expense: Insurance/Claims/Mailing & Data Processing/
Liability Insurance/Tax Grievances/Contractual Services/Gas & Electric/
Judgments/Village Clerks Office/Court/DPW Garage & Equipment .. . 1,307,443.60
Economic Assistance Expense: Newsletter/Street Fair Personnel/
Printing/Postage . . .... 28,350.00
Debt Service Expense: Bond Interest/Installments Prior Road Projects .......... 384,743.75
Culture & Recreation Expense: Parks Staff, Equipment, Supplies,
Repairs/Beautification/Cultural Programs . ..... 247,235.17
Interfund Transfers Expense: Accrued Liability Reserve .... 100,000.00
Public Safety Expense: Building Dept/LIRR Lease/Code Enforcement .... 361,196.39
Employee Benefit Expense: SS/Health/Dental/Vision/State Retirement/
Workers Compensation .. .. .. . 1,535,379.99
Home & Community Expense: Zoning Board Staff/Sanitation Staff/
Diesel/Incineration/New Trees/Tree Removal .. 1,186,812.17
Total Expense: .. ...... $ 6,196,372.90
Credit Cards Are Now Accepted At Village Clerks Office
The Clerks Office is now equipped to accept credit cards for payment for all products and services, including parking permits, building permits, license fees, and Village taxes.
Village Clerk-Treasurer Kate Hillmann has expanded payment options to provide greater flexibility for residents and all customers. In addition to cash, money order, or personal check, MasterCard and Visa are now accepted in Village Hall. There is a $1 service fee imposed on payments equal to or less than $36.50. Payments greater than $36.50 will be charged a 2.75% service fee. This fee is imposed by the credit card processor, not the Village. The Village does not receive any portion of the service fee. If you have any questions, please call the Village Clerks Office during regular business hours.
In addition to cash, check, or money order, you can now use MasterCard and Visa to pay court fines, although there is a 2.99% fee imposed by the service provider. Fines related to parking tickets can also be paid electronically at www.paycourtonline.com. A separate fee schedule applies to on-line payments.
2017 Resident "R" Parking Permits
Resident Parking Permits
Village Board adoptsStandard Work Day and Reporting Resolution for Elected and Appointed Officials on
December 20, 2016
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Village Hall Goes "Green"
PSEG Long Island recently conducted a free energy assessment at Village Hall. This assessment revealed that significant savings could be obtained by simply converting from fluorescent to LED lighting. There are many advantages to LED lighting including lower energy consumption, longer bulb life, and a brighter output.
Based on the PSEG assessment and cost savings proposal, the lighting fixtures and bulbs on the first floor of Village Hall have been converted to LED. The annual savings from this conversion alone is projected to be $3,500. While there were conversion costs for this upgrade, PSEG absorbed 70% of the cost and the Village paid only 30%, or $2,723. The Village will recoup the conversion cost within the first nine monthsand receive utility savings for years to come by using less energy, which ultimately benefits the environment. With such positive results being realized, the Village Clerk has asked PSEG to prepare a utility savings proposal at Marcus Christ Hall.
Next time you are in Village Hall, youll see a brighter hallway and offices with the new LED lighting. The Village Board continues to seek ways to reduce operating expenses while moving to cleaner and more energy efficient options.
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The Village Clerks Office provides the following services and functions:
· Receiver of Taxes Village taxes are due, without penalty, on or before July 1st and can be paid in cash or personal check
· Freedom of Information Requests The Village has up to 7 days to respond
· Plumber, landscaper, and business licenses
· R Resident Parking Permits Permits can be purchased anytime during the year and cost $100 for the calendar year. You must be a Village resident in order to obtain a resident parking permit. A current drivers license and registration is used to determine residency. A resident parking lot is provided at the LIRR and in each of the Village Municipal Parking Lots.
· A Parking Permits Parking permits are provided for employees of Village businesses. There are a limited number of parking spaces and employers pay a fee of $300 per space. (see forms library)
· B Parking Permits Parking space for homeowner without driveway. There is a $50 fee for this annual parking permit.
· Marcus Christ Hall Rental The Hall may be rented out to local service organizations, charities, and community groups. An updated insurance certificate is required. The Hall is not rented out to individuals for private parties.
· Block Parties Residents may apply to hold a block party provided that at least 50% of the residents on the block consent.
· Car Wash Applications are taken in early March for dates May through September. An updated insurance certificate is required.
· Notary Public Services are available during regular business hours. Proper identification is required, such as a valid drivers license or current passport.
The Village Clerk is an appointed official under Section 4-402 of the Village Law which defines the duties of the office. These statutory duties are supervised by the Mayor. The Clerks responsibilities may be expanded by resolution of the Board of Trustees. Some of the duties of the Village Clerk as set forth by law: Custody of books and records, Responsibility of minutes, Maintaining records of local legislation, Order to pay claims, Transmitting of funds collected to the Village Treasurer, Production of books and records under the Freedom of Information Law. Notice of Defect, keep a record of all written notices of defects. Administer Oaths of Office to Village Officers, Receiver of Taxes, Permit and Licensing Officer, Serve as point of contact for citizens with question about the Village. Act as Liaison between the citizens of the Village and the Village Board, and additional duties that will arise in such varied areas as competitive bidding, elections, vital statistics, annexation, resignations from office, payroll, personnel. The Village Clerk is appointed by the Mayor for a four year term that runs concurrent with the term of the Mayor.
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