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The Suffolk County news. (Sayville, N.Y.) 1888-current, April 25, 1996, Image 1

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.D~_..;::g, -ir..---- Your Hometown Newspaper Since 1884 112th Year - Issue No.15 April 25, 1996 Sayville adopts budget If the Sa¥vWe school administration's estimations hold up, Sayville's average homeowner will be pay- ing an extra $192 in school taxes next year. That figure is based on a home valued at $40,000, the average assessed value of a home in the Sayville School District, according to district fig- ures. The homestead tax rate has gone from $7.69 per $100 of assessed value to $8.19. Conunercial rates go up 91 cents per $100 to $14.35. mtm~:~@:\MIMI Sayville's Board of Education adopted a budget totaling $40,402,599 last week, an overall spending increase of 2.49 percent over last year. This trans- lates into a 6.52 percent tax increase for homeown- ~~~~~~~~~~~:~~~\!jijjll~.~~ll\:jl\l:li'l ers and a 6. 79 percent increase for businesses. The ~Im~m:::::::Rrt:m:m!:m budget figures are J1i!m~t.i!l part, on the amount of school aid from Mihiiifblat the district got last year. If Sayville gets more money from Albany, taxes will go down, if it gets less, taxes will go up. Dr. William Bernhard, Assistant Superintendent for Business, also cautioned that the percentages might not stay the same. \Last year we proposed an equal3.91 percent, but the town changed the equal- ization rate and business ended up paying 13 per- cent and homesteads paying under two. It is possi- ble that something similar could happen again this year, but it is too early to tell.\ ''~'''i:!~fij .,.ill,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,.,.,,,,:,,,,,,~ Bernhard also said that this year's budget is up by ~~ $982,000 over last year. The major reasons for this @JH~~~ are an increase of $1.2 million in regular school HW.iSW:::; instruction, the great majority of it in employee salaries, and a reduction in the amount of money transferred from the surplus fund. Last year $2.1 million was used to offset tax increases, but this year, since the fund had shrunk, only $1.5 million was transferred \Because of the $1.2 million increase,\ he said, \we had to find cuts in other areas. The biggest came in a decrease of $100,000 for supplies and equipment. That will affect things like musical instruments, computers, athletic equipment and text books. We'll have to stretch what ~~~e have and get more mileage out of it, but we don't see it sig- nificantly impacting programs.\ Bernhard added that the disbict was anticipating a slight enrollment increase in the elementary schools and had budgeted for an extra teacher. ~:~~&ii'i~::~i::il That is more than offset by the retirement of seven iii!J!r::\!il!'ij~:::::::l:]:~:~m:::~::::::m,·:~::::~':·''\'\····,- .. ,.-,,,, ... teachers, he added. High school graduation. ~:]!!l!~~~~~!~~'~··!i·l~!!·~[!s:'!'~.~:~~~l:~'~~~~~~Jl:~~~,:\ll[:!\::!!:l requirements have also been increased with com- B! puter skills and an extra year of science classes are !i!t'''''''''''''''''''''''''::::::::::.''''''';:::,:,,,,:::',,,:::,:::.:,.:.:.,::,:,,,,, __ ,··''''·'-::::::'<:=::::}:,,,:,:, .. :,,,,,,':.::-:,.:::::'.<'''''::':'''~:::::,,:,~:m now needed to get a diploma. The budget was adopted unanimously and will go to the voters on May 21. Special Attention To Smior Citizens And Tire Handicapped -John Lee r 11\Je 1 5¢ Tradition lives in West Sayville TheW. Sayville Marina Is one of the few remaining places on the South Shore where commercial fishermen still make their home. This trawler Is one of about a half-dozen commercial boats that call W. Sayville home. Suffolk County News/Hank Shaw Grisly discovery Suffolk County Police are continu- ing their investigation into the dis- covery of two disembodied female legs on Blue Point Beach on Fire Island. According to Detective Sergeant Kevin Cronin of the homicide squad, the discovery of the legs, believed to belong to the same woman, were found by two broth- ers~bn Saturday at about 7 p.m. The limbs were discovered, police said, about a mile west of Davis Park on the bay side beach. Robert and Andrew Ragona, who own a summer home in the Davis Park conununity, told police a black garbage bag contained the body parts. Police investigating the case said they hope that scars on the body will help identify the victim. The legs were found with the toes of both feet painted with red nail pol- ish, and both legs show healed sur- gicai scars at the anides. In addition, according to police, the right leg has a 3-112 inch scar on the po...'terior calf mu....~le and an \L\ shaped scar on the shin. The left leg has a similar 3-112 inch scar on the inner side of the calf muscle. Homicide detectives are seeking help in identifying the victim in this case. Any one who recognizes the scar pattern or has any other infor- mation that would assist police in making a positive identification is asked to call the Suffolk Homicide Squad at 1(800)299-7310. -Jeff Sievers Introducing 24hr. Getty Express Charge •Visa•Mastercard• Discover • Getty • Getty /Fleet • Wright Exprt.'Ss Easy and Efficient (516) 585-2227 3821 Veteran's Memorial Highway Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 (Next to Holiday Inn)

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