Village workers aren't exactly rolling around in Chevy Volts, and the proves it. The high cost of gasoline and diesel fuel accounts for about $423,965 of the $45 million budget. Officials can only hope the projected drop in price to below $3 a gallon can hold steady, though they won't be betting on it.
Here are a few other interesting budget tidbits. Did you know the village spends about $690,000 in garbage disposal dump fees? Or that the sanitary sewer system expenditures notch almost $1.4 million? Although PSE&G , it'll cost taxpayers in Ridgewood a cool $280,000.
Your neighbors not paying their taxes also hits hard – the reserve for uncollected taxes is more than $1.6 million, or about $143 per the average resident (actually) paying $3,973 in municipal services.
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