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Release Date: October 09, 2012

The website: www.greenburgh.dailyvoice.com ran the following analysis of the fire districts proposed budget as a news article this morning. The 3 paid fire districts are independent of the town government. Thought that readers would be interested.
GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Greenburgh's fire districts have released their budget proposals for 2013, with all three showing slight increases compared to last year's budgets.
Fairview Fire District is proposing the town's largest budget of $11,771,396, with the amount to be raised by property taxes up 4.95 percent from last year. The tax rate would increase by 6 percent.
If approved, the biggest increase for Fairview's budget would go toward state retirement costs. A public hearing will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at Fairview Fire Headquarters, 19 Rosemont Blvd., Greenburgh, to allow citizens to comment on the budget.
Hartsdale Fire District is proposing a budget of $10,393,454, which is about a 4.5 percent increase from last year. The proposal did not specify the tax rate.
If approved, $1.7 million of Hartsdale's budget would go toward state retirement costs.
Hartsdale's public hearing will be at 8 p.m. Oct. 16 at Hartsdale Fire District Station No. 2, 300 W. Hartsdale Ave., Hartsdale.
Greenville Fire District is proposing the town's smallest budget at $8,076,361 — a 2 percent increase from last year's. The tax rate would increase by 3.27 percent. A home assessed at $25,000 would pay $2,738 in taxes, an increase of $89.63.
Like Fairview and Hartsdale's budgets, the biggest increase is in pension costs.
Greenville will hold its public hearing at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at Fire District Headquarters, 711 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale.
Copies of the proposed budgets can be accessed at Greenburgh Town Hall.
Visit our web site at www.greenburghny.com and view archived Supervisors Reports.
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