Washingtonville 2020-2021 Budget Passes
By Eugenia Moskowitz
The village of Washingtonville board passed the 2020-2021 general and water-sewer budgets by a vote of 4-1 on Jan. 28, with Trustee Rich Calore voting no. The budget is $5,643,495.19, and taxes are not expected to be raised.
The meeting detailed all aspects of the running of the village, in minutiae. Monies from NYS Transportation’s Chips and PaveNY will be incorporated into the paving finances. Over one hundred old catch basins were repaired or replaced along with the paving. All details for state and grant monies, as well as information on paving and the sewer treatment plant, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of June 2020, can be found at Village Hall or by watching the full videos on the Washingtonville Village Hall website.
In addition, the Washingtonville Police Department is slated to move to the first floor of Village Hall this year, and Village Hall will move up to the second floor. Chief Brian Zaccaro outlined the details of the new K9 scheduled to arrive within the year. According to Chief Zaccaro, a K9 is a crime deterrent, community relations plus, and detective’s tool all rolled into one, and he said the department is excited to acquire theirs, as it has previously had to wait on an outside unit in the events where one was needed.
As far as upcoming future events, the third annual Hot Chocolate Run, organized by Washingtonville’s Run for Fun group member Brian Felter, will take place Feb. 2, from 9:00-11:00. Donations will go towards suicide prevention.