MAYVILLE - If the Village of Mayville's budget for the fiscal year beginning June 1 requires a tax boost exceeding New York State's 2 percent cap, it will be legal because of a local law passed unanimously by the village Board of Trustees Tuesday, Feb. 12.
Approval followed a 10-minute public hearing. During the hearing, Village of Mayville Mayor Marty Bova emphasized no tax increase greater than 2 percent is likely, but the local law protects the village in case something unforeseen arises.
Unlike most local laws, the permission to exceed the state's allowable increase in local tax rates expires each year.
Photo by Dave O’Connor
Village of Mayville Board of Trustees members voted unanimously to approve a local law allowing the village tax levy to increase more than the tax cap allowed by New York State. Pictured from left to right are Tye Flurie, Jim Mayer, Mayor Marty Bova, Tim Jacobson, Sharon Smead and village clerk John Crandall. The action followed a short public hearing Tuesday, Feb. 12.
In other business, the purchase of a 2013 Ford one-ton truck was unanimously approved. The two-wheel drive, dual rear-wheel axle F-350 model will be painted "school bus yellow" to match the standard livery of the Mayville Department of Public Works.
The cost of the truck is $21,501. It will be equipped with a Rugby two-thirds of a yard dump body, which costs $8,904. Both units were priced according to Chautauqua County's truck contract and were bought from an East Rochester, N.Y., dealer. The new dump truck will replace a seven-year old unit, which will be offered at the Gerry Equipment Auction in April.
Also offered at the Gerry auction will be a 2002 heavy-duty pick-up and plow. The truck and plow were declared surplus by the board. Details of both the dump truck and pick-up with a plow are available at the village clerk's office.
Two new applicants were approved to be Mayville firefighters. They are Richard Hoglund and Crystal McIntire.
Mayville Fire Company's annual Easter Egg Hunt was approved for Saturday, March 30 in Lakeside Park.