After a discussion about the way the state botched estimates of how much the village must pay into the pension system at a recent village board meeting, Mayor Margot Garant went to a state Mandate Relief Council to discuss the matter along with other ways New York can help to ease the burden on local municipalities, according to a story in The Port Times Record.
Garant was joined at the meeting by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone who also spoke at the meeting at SUNY College at Old Westbury.
The mayor spoke about innacuracies in the estimate the state gave to the village for its 2012 budget.
"After receiving an estimate for 2012, the village budgeted $480,000 while putting together the budget last year. However, the actual cost turned out to be about $580,000," reported the paper.
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