2020 Proposed Budget Hearing and Special Meeting

 

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

2020 PROPOSED BUDGET HEARING

AND SPECIAL MEETING

OCTOBER 15, 2019

 

 

A public hearing was held for the purpose of reviewing the Proposed 2020 Budget for the East Quogue Fire District. The hearing was called to order by Chairman Allyn Jackson at 7:00 p.m. Present were Commissioners James Schaefer, Michael Mattera, Stephen Gregory and Secretary Lorraine Gregory.

 

 

No one from the public attended the hearing to comment on the Proposed 2020 Budget.

At 7:20 p.m., the budget hearing was closed.

At 7:21 p.m., a motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, calling for a Special Meeting to adopt the 2020 Budget.

Resolutions were drawn up and state as follows:

RESOLUTION BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT, IN THE TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON, IN THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK AND STATE OF NEW YORK AUTHORIZING A PROPERTY TAX LEVY IN EXCESS OF TWO PERCENT (2%) OR THE ANNUAL COST OF LIVING, WHICHEVER IS LESS, FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020

Dated: October 15, 2019, East Quogue, New York

By: Lorraine Gregory, Secretary

2029-33. WHEREAS, § 3-c of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York provides that in preparation of its annual budget a local government shall limit any increase in its property tax levy to no more than two percent (2.0%) or the annual cost of living, whichever is less, over the previous year's amount to be raised by taxation, subject to certain exceptions and additions; and

WHEREAS, § 3-c(5) of the General Municipal Law, permits a fire district to increase the amount to be raised by taxation by a percentage rate greater than two percent (2.0%) or the annual cost of living, whichever is less, for the coming year where said increase is approved by a resolution approved by sixty percent of the total voting power of the Board of Fire Commissioners; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District desires to move a resolution pursuant to § 3-c (5) of the General Municipal Law because it finds it advisable and necessary to increase its 2020 budget amount to be raised by taxation by more than two percent (2.0%) or the annual cost of living, whichever is less, over the 2019 budget amount raised by taxation, in order to provide and maintain essential district services for the residents of the district; and

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby determines that such an increase in the amount to be raised by taxation which amount is in excess of the increase in the amount to be raised by taxation otherwise permitted by the tax levy cap, will only become effective upon authorization by the vote of sixty percent (60%) of the members of the Board of Fire Commissioners; and

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the following resolution is hereby moved by Commissioner Jackson and seconded by Commissioner Schaefer:

Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District authorizing the adoption of its 2020 budget in an amount to be raised by taxation, by 8% percent, as provided by § 3-c(5) of the General Municipal Law, notwithstanding that the amount to be raised by taxation will exceed the 2020 2% increase limitation.

           

WHEREUPON, the matter was put to a vote the results being:

            Chairman Allyn Jackson - Aye

            Commissioner James Schaefer - Aye

            Commissioner Stephen Gregory - Aye

The Resolution was duly adopted.

Dated: October 15, 2019, East Quogue, New York

By: Lorraine Gregory, Secretary

2019-34. WHEREAS, the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District must adopt a proposed budget for 2019 and estimate of fund balances in preparation for the annual fire district budget hearing and did so in preparation for the budget hearing, and

WHEREAS, the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District held the annual fire district budget hearing on notice to the public on October 15, 2019, and

WHEREAS, the Board of Fire Commissioners has considered the proposed budget and comments received, if any, on the proposed budget on October 15, 2019 at said budget hearing, and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Fire Commissioners hereby approves the Final Budget for the East Quogue Fire District for 2020 attached hereto and made a part hereof in the amount of $1,631,000.00.

The adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly put to a vote and upon roll call the vote was as follows:

Chairman Allyn Jackson - Aye

Commissioner James Schaefer - Aye

Commissioner Stephen Gregory - Aye

The resolution was thereupon duly declared to have been adopted.

At 7:30 p.m., there being no further business, a motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, to adjourn the meeting.

Submitted by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Lorraine Gregory, Secretary

Annual Election of The East Quogue Fire District
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