April 3rd, 2018
New Village Trustee Michael Delaney Jr. is Sworn in
CANISTEO, NY – The village of Canisteo released their projected 2018-19 budget numbers Monday evening and as it stands now village residents will be looking at a 4.2% tax increase over 2017-18. Canisteo will be looking to raise a total of $480,281 by taxes or an increase of $.32 per thousand dollars of assessed value over last year. Last year’s tax rate was $7.70 per thousands and this year it will jump too $8.02. If you own a home assessed at $70,000 last year you would have paid $538.83 in taxes, while this year it will jump to$561.50 or an increase of $22.67. Some positive news announced during the budget presentation was that water/sewer bills will not be going up.
Mayor Monica Recktenwald thanked Clerk Catrina Oliverio, former Trustee Tim Harkenrider, and new Trustee Mike Delaney for helping her put together her first budget as Mayor. “We have been working on this budget for several weeks, cutting all the unnecessary spending, and I am proud to put this budget before you today.”
In other news, the oath of office was given to new Village Trustee Michael Delaney Jr. who will be taking over for Tim Harkenrider handling financial duties, and Grant Seaman was sworn in for another term along with new Code Enforcement Officer Al Woodward. Seaman was also appointed the position of Deputy Mayor.
Also it was announced that the village is now conducting rental housing inspections and household income surveys were recently mailed out and the village would like everyone to fill those out and return them asap. Those surveys are anonymous.
Canisteo Village Police Officer Brandon Martin’s letter of resignation was accepted Monday night and a Public Hearing was planned for an upcoming meeting over garbage services for all village residents.
And finally, the village has voted to change their monthly meeting nights from the first Monday of each month to the second Tuesday. This was done to help Village Clerk Catrina Oliverio prepare for the meetings and will go into effect starting next month.