The Town Board is required by New York State to create a budget for each calendar year.
The process begins with departments submitting their estimated expenses to the Supervisor in September.
The Supervisor compiles a tentative budget which is submitted to the Town Clerk by September 30 and that budget is presented to the Town Board by October 5.
The board reviews and can modify the budget which is then presented as the Preliminary budget for a public hearing to be held by the Thursday following the November election day (in 2016 this date is Nov 10).
The Town Board files an Adopted Budget after the public hearing by November 20th.
Town Highway and General Fund Budget and Taxes
The Town of Mamakating keeps two separate funds:
The Highway Fund, which is about 2% of your total tax bill, and covers Highway expenses
The General Fund, which is about 1% of your total tax bill, which covers everything else
For more detailed information see the 2015 Budget Files below