The Kenmore Village Board this week adopted a $13.86 million budget that Mayor Patrick Mang said will keep taxes down by holding down salaries of elected officials and department budgets.
Mang said his salary and those of trustees have remained the same for the past 31 years. He said department budgets have had little to no increases in the past 17 years. He said the village has also been able to replace all of its public works vehicles and repair and reline sewer lines.
The budget calls for an increase in homestead rates from $30.53 per $1,000 to $31.10 per $1,000. A home assessed at $50,000 will see an increase of $28.50 for the year from $1,526.50 to $1,555 per year. Non-homestead rates for businesses will decrease for the second straight year, down $1.43 per $1,000.
The budget also includes street paving projects, water meter updates, a new utility program which will allow bills to be paid via credit card, sidewalk replacements, and further sewer work.