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2022 Preliminary Budget

The Ulysses Town Board is seeking feedback from the public on its 2022 Preliminary Budget on Tuesday, October 26th at 7:00 PM.  View the full budget narrative here
Join the public hearing at https://zoom.us/j/183862745 or by telephone at +1-646-558-8656, 183862745#
Written comments are also invited by email to clerk@ulysses.ny.us or in hard copy sent to 10 Elm St., Trumansburg, NY 14886.
The 2022 Preliminary Budget of $3,899,292 includes $37,201 in new taxes or a 2.53% increase in the tax levy, well below the tax levy cap.  It also includes $142,684  more in projected sales tax revenues and $95,350 in 1-time federal funding provided by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). Property taxes make up just 39% of the revenues used to pay for total appropriations or spending.  Fire and Ambulance services for those residing outside the Village of Trumansburg continue to claim the largest share (38%) of all property taxes raised, compared to other Town services.
For 2022, core Highway, Clerk, Building, Planning, Zoning, Water Operations, Recreation and Community Services, finance, legislative, and administrative services will be maintained with increased hours for code enforcement and new support for the Trumansburg Farmers Market. Initial funding to update the 2009 Comprehensive Plan is included along with new equipment to maintain town roads and ditches. A modernization plan to update the town's computers and information technology systems also adds new software to improve the efficiency of water billing and planning, zoning, and building operations.  In addition to the expenses and revenues needed to maintain current services, the budget invests $220,000 in reserves for targeted future spending, using primarily the savings in our fund balances.
For questions about the 2022 Preliminary Budget, contact Supervisor Nancy Zahler at supervisor@ulysses.ny.us, Budget Officer Michelle E. Wright at Michelle@ulysses.ny.us or any Town Board member.