Tupper Lake school budget hearing Monday

TUPPER LAKE – The Tupper Lake Central School District Board of Education will hold a public hearing on its proposed 2013-14 budget Monday evening.

The budget would exceed the state’s tax cap, increasing the property tax levy by 8.35 percent, or $610,000, while also dipping into the district’s savings and reserves, taking $300,000 from its unreserved, unappropriated fund balance and $200,000 from its unemployment reserves.

The plan includes a 7.64 percent spending hike.

The hearing will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held in the L.P. Quinn Elementary School library. The time of the hearing is listed incorrectly as 6 p.m. on the district’s website.

The proposed budget is available to view on the district’s website at www.tupperlakecsd.net.

The public will vote on the budget from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21. Since it would exceed the tax levy, the budget will need a supermajority of voters, or 60 percent, to vote in favor of it.

Also up for a vote on May 21 are three people running for two seats on the school board: incumbents Dan Mansfield and Dawn Hughes are being challenged by Trish Anrig, who ran an unsuccessful bid for the board last year.