by Andy Stewart, Orangetown Town Supervisor
$81,000 in overtime savings and a $100,000 reduction in contracts with outside vendors are two of the reasons Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart says the proposed town budget will be under the NYS tax cap of 2%. Stewart says the average family should see a $47 annual increase in their 2015 Orangetown taxes.
I believe this process — the debate, the public hearings, the votes — will produce a final budget we can all be proud of, and one which preserves what is great about Orangetown government, while challenging all of us to work harder, work smarter and work more efficiently. In this budget, the town will spend less in 2015 than 2014, and will stay under the New York State tax cap for the third year in a row!