Pound Ridge residents can weigh in on the town’s $7.1 million preliminary budget at a public hearing on Thursday, Dec. 2.
The tax rate for the general and highway funds would be 3.4 higher in 2011 under the budget proposal.
Spending would decrease by $146,003, under the plan. But Steve Conti, the town’s finance director, noted in a recent story in The Journal News that while spending would go down under the budget, Pound Ridge officials are also planning to lower the amount of surplus it uses to pay for the budget.
The town set aside $850,000 in surplus in 2010 to help pay for the budget, but in 2011 only $500,000 of fund balance would be used to help pay for town operations.
The Dec. 2 hearing will start at 8 p.m. at the Town House, 179 Westchester Ave.