Fire districts to hold 2015 budget hearings in October

09/29/2014 4:00 PM |

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Fire districts within Southold Town will be holding public hearings on their proposed 2015 budgets later in October.

Fire districts are the taxing entities that fund local fire departments, which are mostly run by volunteers but receive tax money to run facilities, purchase and operate equipment and pay some employees.

The following is a breakdown of the budget proposals, and the hearing times and locations.

Southold

The proposed budget calls for $1.88 million in spending, up 1 percent over 2014’s $1.86 million budget. Of that amount, all but $23,800 will be raised through taxes, a 2.63 percent increase over the current year.

A public hearing on the budget will take place Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Southold fire station at 55135 Main Road.

Cutchogue

The proposed 2014 budget is $1.32 million, up 3.5 percent over the current budget of $1.28 million. All but $1,000 will be raised through taxes — a 7.3 percent tax levy increase over the current year.

A public hearing is Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Cutchogue firehouse at 260 New Suffolk Road.

Mattituck

The proposed 2015 budget calls for $1.89 million in spending, a 2.1 percent increase over the 2014 budget of $1.85 million. The entire budget amount will be raised through taxes.

A public hearing is Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Mattituck Fire Hall on Pike Street.

Orient

The proposed 2015 budget calls for $669,295  in spending, up 1.8 percent from the current budget of $657,545. The amount to be raised through taxes totals $618,045.

A public hearing will be Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Orient firehouse at 23300 Main Road in Orient.

East Marion

The proposed 2014 budget calls for $610,744 in spending, up 0.1 percent from the current budget of $609,996. Of that amount, $509,644 will be raised through taxes.

A public hearing on the budget will take place Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. at the East Marion fire station, 9245 Main Road.

* The Greenport Fire Department is funded through the Greenport Village budget.

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