The Massapequa Park Village Board has officially traded the lack of a "White Christmas" for a colorful Independence Day.
The Board that they had a $35,000 surplus. They announced that they were going to carry over $20,000 for snow removal, while using most of the remaining surplus to pay for the annual holiday fireworks show to be held on the evening of July 3rd.
The village had originally announced that they were going to use $15,000 for the fireworks, but actually voted to transfer $12,000 to the celebration fund after learning they had some extra money already available.
Thee board also set a date for a hearing on the tentative village budget. It will be held on April 9 at 8 p.m.
The village voted in January to opt out of the state's two percent real tax cap, which has been a major part of Gov. Cuomo's legislative agenda.
At the time, they opted out, Village Mayor James Altadonna said the village wouldn't necessarily submit a budget over the cap.
Altadonna told the Board on Monday, " I can say [the budget] will be within the guidelines of the governor’s request, but we don’t have the final numbers yet.
The board also voted to hold a hearing on March 26 to consider how they would use Community Development funds they hope to receive from Nassau County.
The board is proposing request of money to make improvements to the area for some housing as well as for handicap ramps and public facilities.
The Village Board will hold their next meeting on March 26.