Voorheesville OKs $2.12M budget

Village property tax levy to increase 2.6 percent, repairs will draw from reserves

— General fund balance allocation is increasing by around $65,000, with the added expenditures aimed at addressing drainage issues on Pleasant Street. Almost $115,000 is scheduled to be used from general fund reserves in the 2013-14 budget.

One side of Pleasant Street is higher than the other, Conway said, and storms over the last few years have caused water damage to homes on the lower side. A couple of years ago, the village paved the street in hopes of fixing the problem. The mayor said the original drainage was “under engineered,” and the proposed project should fix the drainage.

“The piping underneath the road needs to be replaced and there are catch basins that need to be enlarged,” Conway said.

Village officials have started putting together bid documents for the project with an aim to complete it this construction season.

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