The largest year-to-year increase was in the police budget which grew $47K (29%) to account for shift coverage/overtime expectations, the new police vehicle, increases in the police retirement contribution, and additional training and administration from the Police Reform & Modernization actions.
Contributions to NYS retirement (non-police) and social security increased $9K and $15K respectively because of unrealistic assumptions in the prior budget.
Projected attorney fees were increased from $10K to $25K to better reflect current actuals and expected FY2021-2022 attorney costs.
The budget for street repair/maintenance increased $13K to include estimated overtime due to off-shift snow plowing (based on current year actuals).
The budget for 24/7 ambulance service from NDP increased $10K per contract.
The budget for the clerk and deputy clerk increased $10K to account for expected overtime.
The garage budget was increased $10K to cover what portion of the new dump truck loan couldn't be contained by other cuts.
These 7 categories account for ~$130K of increases in the budget which were offset by ~$70K of expense reductions elsewhere, leaving a net increase of ~$60K in the tax levy.