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Village Officially Transfers Funds For Fireworks Show

Massapequa Park Board also announces budget hearing date.

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.

LI March 16, 2012 at 01:35 PM
seems like village has alot of money to waste....why not use for street clean up?stop signs, the library???/
Franken Harpo March 16, 2012 at 02:44 PM
The Village of Massapequa Park has set a date for a hearing on the tentative budget. It will be held on April 9 at 8 p.m Maybe you can tell them a few more things on how to run a government. As for me, I'm very happy with the job they are doing. Can't wait to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday and the safe fireworks provided by my tax dollars.
Michele Valerio June 16, 2012 at 08:42 PM
so the fireworks show will be tuesday july 3 2012 at mansfield park?
Michele Valerio June 16, 2012 at 08:42 PM
so the firworks show at mansfield park is tuesday july 3rd? 2012?
Michael Janssen July 01, 2012 at 10:12 PM
If there is excess money laying around, why don't we look out for our own? Perhaps help out the elderly, financially strapped members of our community that desperately need repairs to their homes? - Mike Janssen Mike Janssen Home Improvement Contracting, Inc

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