Meeting

* Victory Village Board monthly meeting, Tuesday night

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* The Village Board adopted a $527,000 spending plan for 2011-12 by a 2-1 vote Tuesday night. The budget, which goes into effect June 1, features a 5 percent increase over this year's plan and reflects larger cost expenditures for road salt, a 2 percent wage increase for four village employees and a greater amount of funds targeted for village infrastructure.

The village tax rate will remain at $8.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value. The village sewer budget, at $114,000, features a 10 percent spending reduction compared to the current plan. Village Mayor James Sullivan voted against the budget and said he would have preferred to reduce the number of employees receiving a wage increase and use $18,000 in the village fund balance to offset the cost of much-needed capital projects such as repairs to village sidewalks and roads.

Other news

* Proposals from dissolution study consulting firms are due at noon on May 10 and a special village meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on May 11 to open consultants' bids. An 11-member dissolution study committee has met monthly since February. Residents will vote on whether to dissolve village government in March 2013.

Next regular monthly meeting

* 7 p.m. June 7 at Village of Victory Hall, 23 Pine St.

 

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