Pandemic & contingency budget present unique challenges for Riverhead school district as it develops spending plan for 2021-2022
The pandemic, uncertain state aid prospects, the property tax cap and the underlying contingency budget combine to make for a huge challenge when devising a workable budget for 2021-2022r that district taxpayers will support.
Prop 2 is yet another ploy to fix the county’s budget mess caused by its own fiscal mismanagement — by erasing its legal obligation to repay $154.17 million it “borrowed” from environmental protection funds, by erasing a court judgment of $29.4 million arising from an earlier lawsuit and by raiding the Sewer Assessment Stabilization Fund to the tune of at least $15 million. Voters should say no to this scam.
The Riverhead Town Board failed to adopt an operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Again. It has not adopted an operating budget for five of the last nine fiscal years — despite the clear mandate of state law. There are 97,690,700 reasons why you should care.
Riverhead Free Library’s proposed $3.75 million operating budget for 2017-2018 calls for a 2.3-percent spending increase and a property tax levy increase of 1.03 percent. A public hearing will be held tonight at the library, beginning at 6 p.m.
Board of Education
School board recap: auditors report, local assistance plans, qualifications for new teachers discussed
Jill Sanders of Cullen & Danowski, LLP gave a presentation at Tuesday night's board of education meeting in which she stated that the firm...