Martha Quituisaca

Martha Quituisaca
Budget Director

phone (914) 762-6001
fax (914) 762-0833

16 Croton Avenue
Ossining, NY 10562

The Budget Office is located on the third floor of the Town offices. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

All Town offices (except for the Town Clerk’s Office) will close at 3:15pm on Fridays from July 1st through September 2nd.

Budget Office

pdf Download the 2024 Adopted Budget (2.68 MB)

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A Message to the Community Regarding the Supervisor’s 2024 Budget

Elizabeth R. Feldman, Town Supervisor

October 26, 2023

I am proud to be able to submit a tax cap compliant 2024 Tentative Budget to the Town Board. This will mark the 13th year that the Town has been able to meet the NYS 2% tax cap requirement and the 8th year that I have been a part of the process. This was no easy feat. Municipal governments are subject to the same pressures of inflation and rising costs that we are all dealing with when balancing our own household budgets. The drastic increases in the cost of health insurance, Worker’s Compensation, fuel, electricity and more have made it very difficult to stay within the tax cap. It was through the hard work and collaboration with all of the department heads that we have found ways, not only to maintain the quality of services the Town offers to its residents but also strategies to incorporate some of the budgetary priorities we are looking to accomplish this upcoming year.

We continue to maintain our tax assessment roll at full market value. As per the state guidelines, this requires that we reassess annually based upon sales ratio analysis and do a full reappraisal every five years, which we will be required to complete in 2025.

Nationally, housing prices have been climbing and our area is no exception. The increase in assessment for people in the Town Wide area is 9.25% and in the Unincorporated Area 8.94% for the 2024 Tentative Budget. This does not mean that your taxes will go up proportionally as taxes are based on assessed value. The tax rate in the Unincorporated Area will be reduced by 5.83%, and the tax rate in the Town Wide area will be reduced by 6.06%. Overall, the proposed expected tax increase for an average property in the Town Wide area is $17.49. The average increase for a property in the Unincorporated Area, not including in the Town Wide and Special Districts taxes, is $110.69.

A Town Budget is a reflection of the values and priorities of the Town government. This year we have been able to accomplish many projects utilizing grant funding, wherever possible, to improve the lives of our residents. Some of the projects we were able to complete this year include the new Senior Nutrition Program Kitchen in part with grant funding through Westchester County’s Community Development Block Grant, the paving of Tappan Terrace and Leawood Drive paid for in part by NYS CHIPS funding, a new playground at Gerlach Park funded through a grant from Senator Pete Harckham, and new fencing and re-grading of one of our ballfields at Ryder Park.

Our priorities for this year include bringing our lowest paid workers from minimum wage up to a more livable rate that reflects how much we value them.

The 2024 Town Capital Plan has many great initiatives including performing an engineering study to evaluate our stormwater management systems in an attempt to alleviate the flooding of our residences and businesses caused by stronger and more frequent storms we have been experiencing.

Other anticipated Capital Projects include the paving of the Ganung Drive area and the replacement of the roof at the Cedar Lane Arts Center which will include installing solar panels with potential grant funding. This project combined with the solar lights at the dog park, also included in the grant proposal, should alleviate most of our electrical costs throughout the park, reducing our carbon footprint.

The Town will be continuing projects in 2024 at the waterfront in the form of new bathrooms to be located closer to the spray park as dictated by the Health Department and paid for in part through a Westchester County Community Development Block Grant. Additionally, planning is in process for a new performance space funded by the New York State DRI initiative with an anticipated project completion in 2025.

I would like to thank the Town Department Heads for their hard work and creativity in helping to produce a Tentative Budget that not only preserves the exemplary services the Town is known for but also provides for improvements of our parks, facilities, and roads.

The Supervisor’s Tentative 2024 Budget is available in the Town Clerk’s Office at 16 Croton Avenue, the Ossining Public Library, and online at There will be a short presentation on the proposed budget at the Monday, November 6th Town Board Special Meeting, which is scheduled to take place at 7:30 PM via Zoom and in-person at the Ossining Municipal Building, 3rd Floor Conference Room, at 16 Croton Avenue. Below is the Zoom access information for the November 6th Town Board Special Meeting:
Or Telephone:
US: +1 929 205 6099
Webinar ID: 854 7419 7467

The Ossining Town Board will also be discussing the Supervisor’s Tentative Budget with our department heads during the week of October 30th on the following days and times, via Zoom and in-person at the Ossining Municipal Building, 3rd Floor Conference Room, at 16 Croton Avenue:

Monday 10/307pm - Town Court
8pm - Town Clerk
9pm - Receiver of Taxes
10pm - Assessor
Or Telephone: 929-205-6099
Webinar ID: 830 6884 9353
Friday 11/38:30am - Building/Planning/Zoning
9:30am -Highway/Cemetery
10:30am - Parks
11:30am - Capital Projects Review
12:30pm - Seniors
Or Telephone: 929-205-6099
Webinar ID: 837 9891 8093

The Town Board will also hold a Public Hearing at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, November 14th via Zoom and in-person at the Birdsall-Fagan Police/Court Facility at 86-88 Spring Street. Members of the public can join us on the evening of November 14th to view this Public Hearing and make comments by using the Zoom access below, or by appearing in-person:
Or Telephone:
US: +1 929 205 6099
Webinar ID: 859 3757 7716

We urge members of the public to review the budget and either make comments at the Public Hearing, contact my office at (914) 762-6001, or email the Town Board at .

pdf Town of Ossining Fund Balance Policy (54 KB)

The Town of Ossining (the “Town”) has an important responsibility to its citizens to carefully account for public funds, to manage municipal finances wisely and to plan the adequate funding of services desired by the public, including the provision and maintenance of public facilities.

An important indicator of the financial stability of the Town is its un-reserved fund balance that represents the un-assigned and unencumbered balance of the Town’s revenues held in the Town’s numerous funds.

pdf Download the Fund Balance Policy for full details... (54 KB)


Town Board Contacts

Town Supervisor:

Elizabeth R. Feldman
phone (914) 762-6001
fax (914) 762-0833

Board Members:

Jennifer Fields-Tawil
Angelo Manicchio
Gregory G. Meyer
Matthew Weiss

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