Recap: Greenport Village Board votes against bill to pierce 2 percent cap on tax levy

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON FILE PHOTO | The Greenport Village Board held its monthly meeting Monday night.

The Greenport Village Board voted against a bill Monday night to pierce the state’s new 2 percent cap on the tax levy.

The Village Board voted 3-2 against the resolution during its monthly board meeting at the Third Street firehouse, with Deputy Mayor George Hubbard and Trustees Chris Kempner and Mary Bess Phillips voting in opposition.

Mayor David Nyce released his 2012 – 2013 proposed spending plan last week and, just like last year, it holds the line on taxes. But Mr. Nyce said he anticipates a repeat of how the budget process unfolded last year since his proposed $2.79 million spending plan doesn’t include a reserve to pay down village debt due in 2014, which stems largely from the development of Mitchell Park.

Suffolk Times reporter Jennifer Gustavson reported live from the meeting.

Scroll down to view the agenda and click on the blog below for a recap. Pick up the March 29th edition of The Suffolk Times for more on this story.

Greenport Village Board meeting agenda, March 26, 2012