FORESTVILLE - Residents in the village of Forestville will have a chance to voice their opinion on the village's budget. A public hearing will be held on Monday at 7 p.m.
The total proposed budget, which totals $492,270, has a decrease in the village tax rate over last year's budget. The village tax rate in the proposed budget is $5.486 where the tax rate from last year was $5.910. Mayor Linda Aures presented the budget for the public and asked if the public would like to comment on the proposed budget. There was no comment from the public.
John Carpenter, who works for the village in the streets department, had comments about the streets department's budget. Carpenter said he submitted information about purchasing a tractor but it was not included in the budget.
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The Forestville Village Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed budget on Monday at 7 p.m. Pictured are Trustee Dave Bishoff, Mayor Linda Aures, Trustee Margaret “Mindy” Borrello and Trustee Kevin Johnson.
"It needs to be in there," he said, saying the village needs the equipment to be in compliance.
He also inquired about funds to replace a water pipe and tree removal within the village. Aures said the board will take Carpenter's requests and discuss them. She said there is some room in the budget to move money around.
The board approved the officers for the Forestville Fire Department effective June 1 and approved the Forestville Fire Department contract with Arkwright. Streets Supervisor Charles Brewster gave an update on the water project saying it was "moving right along." The electrical main service was installed and the gas was turned on. The village is waiting on representatives to come out and do the final testing.
Brewster also thanked whoever stood up the tree that was knocked down on Cedar Street. He is still looking for information on how the tree was damaged.