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Town Adopts 2013 Budget

Project MOST gets more funding; town will hire another part-time code enforcement officer.

Last week, the East Hampton Town Board unanimously approved a $69 million spending budget for 2013, an increase of just over 5 percent over the current fiscal year, The East Hampton Star reported.

Following a public hearing of Supervisor Bill Wilkinson's proposed budget, several additions were made, including a $25,000 increase for Project MOST, an after-school program for East Hampton and Springs students, and a sum of $40,000 to fund a survey of the deer population to kick of the deer management plan.

According to The Star, tax rates for most residents will increase by 4.7 percent, at a rate of $27.91 per $100 of assessed value. Those residing in East Hampton and Sag Harbor villages, a 1.4-percent decrease in tax rates, or approximately $10.96 per $100 of assessed value, is forthcoming due to the adopted budget.

The 2013 budget also includes a line for a new part-time code enforcement officer at a sum of $26,000.

To read the entire story in The East Hampton Star, click here.

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MARTIN DREW November 25, 2012 at 11:48 AM
How to apply for part time code enforcement job?
Taylor K. Vecsey (Editor) November 25, 2012 at 01:34 PM
I don't know. Call the town clerk's office on Monday. I'm sure they can point you in the right direction!
123 November 26, 2012 at 02:49 AM
Real estate taxes are 5 To 8 percent of my household income. Plus 26 percent federal plus 11 percent to NY. Thats not including 8.5 sales tax, my fuel taxes and my booze is also taxed. Does anyone not have a problem with raising taxes? My real tax rate must be 60 percent. Why do we continue to vote incumbent?

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