Northville budget would increase taxes 1.3%

NORTHVILLE – The Village Board of Trustees may vote Tuesday on whether to approve the 2013-14 budget, which would include a 1.3 percent tax increase.

Village Treasurer Nathaniel Matthews said the proposed budget of approximately $1.1 million would include a tax rate of $7.75 per $1,000. The current rate is $7.65 per $1,000.

Matthews said the new budget would include $454,000 in tax revenue.

The current budget includes about $1 million in appropriations.

Matthews said the budget increase was caused by increases in the cost of fuel and health insurance and benefits for employees.

Matthews said the new budget would use approximately $295,000 from the village’s fund balance.

Salaries for the trustees and mayor would remain the same as they are now under the new budget.

Trustees are paid $1,750 per year, while the mayor earns $4,500 per year.

The Board of Trustees will have a budget hearing at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the village offices at 412 S. Main St. as well as 7125 Fruitville Road, No. 1428, Sarasota, Fla.

The locations will be connected online via Skype.

The public can attend the meeting at either location.

Budget approval may follow the hearing.

Arthur Cleveland covers rural Fulton County news. He can be reached at