LARGEST TAX RATE DECREASE IN MEMORY UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED BY GREENBURGH TOWN BOARD FOR 2023
MORE THAN A 6% TAX RATE REDUCTION FOR BOTH UNINCORPORATED GREENBURGH AND VILLAGE RESIDENTS
The Greenburgh Town Board unanimously approved a 2023 budget with the largest tax rate reduction in recent history – over 6%. This marks a four-year trend of zero tax rate hikes in the Town.
The total appropriations are:
Town Entire $22,288,697 and Town Outside $93,598,492
For a total budget of: $115,887,189
In the A budget for the Town Entire, a typical homeowner with an assessment at $500,000 would expect to pay $211.03 annually, a reduction of 6.7% from 2022.
In the B budget for the Town Outside Villages (unincorporated Greenburgh), the annual tax for a homeowner assessed at $500,000 would be $2,736.23, down 6.64% from last year.
The key changes in adopted budget vs. proposed budget are the unanticipated increase in medical insurance and the increase for a third party inspector-specialty construction.
In 2023 members of the Greenburgh Town Board and I will work very hard trying to make Greenburgh even more efficient with greater oversight of departments and new protocols to replace outdated or ineffective ones. The overall operations of the town and department heads and staff are the best. We have fantastic services, residents are pleased with the responsiveness of their town government and employees who are dedicated and hard working. We’re proud of the fact that we have had four consecutive years of no tax rate increases. However, we will not rest on our success stories. We need greater monitoring to make sure that Greenburgh taxpayers continue to get great value for every tax dollar they send to the town.
The town has no control over fire district, school or county taxes. County taxes also are not increasing in 2023. For residents of unincorporated Greenburgh –the town portion of a typical taxpayer dollars bill is about 17% of the entire tax bill. For residents of a village (village governments provide most municipal services) about one and a half percent of their total tax bill goes to the town.
Members of the Town Board who voted for the budget in addition to myself are: Councilmembers Gina Jackson, Ken Jones, Francis Sheehan, Ellen Hendrickx. Have a happy holidays
Greenburgh Town Supervisor