Mont Vernon Town budget hearing Monday

MONT VERNON – The public hearing on the town budget will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Town Hall.

The budget is still in preparation, the work slowed by bad weather, according to Selectman John Esposito.

“There are no big items” to consider this year, he said, other than a state-mandated property revaluation.

At the hearing, residents will be given a presentation of the proposed operating budget and will have an opportunity to ask questions and make suggestions, after which the budget will be finalized. The budget will be voted on at Town Meeting at 7 p.m. March 10 at Village School.

Esposito said there are no increases in the budget except for a small cost-of-living raise for town employees.

“That’s a reflection of the economy,” he said. “The next six months could be rough, and we have to tighten our belts and see what happens.”

Esposito said the main warrant items, in addition to the revaluation, are $20,000 for structural repairs at the McCollom Building and repairs to a fire truck.