Village Treasurer

The Treasurer is the Chief Fiscal Officer of the Village and is responsible for maintaining custody of all funds and accounts as well as the financial operations budgets totaling over $9 million.

About

 

The Treasurer's Office is comprised of accounting, tax collecting and utility billing. The department is responsible for maintaining the Village's financial assets and investments, as well as overseeing tax collection, water/sewer billing, and payroll. The department provides a number of finance-related services including:

 

  • Preparation of the annual budget for the General Operating Fund, Water Fund, and Sewer Fund
  • Annual reporting to the NY State Comptroller's Office
  • Facilitation of the annual independent audit
  • Budget oversight
  • Processing of accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • All HR related functions

 

Budget and Financial Information

 

The Village of Saranac Lake annually develops three separate budgets.

 

  • General Operating Budget
  • Sewer Budget
  • Water Budget

 

The General Operating Budget supports all Village departments, excluding Water and Sewer.  It is primarily funded through the collection of property taxes.

 

The Water and Sewer Budgets are funded through the collection of water and sewer rents.  Rents are collected through quarterly water and sewer billing.  Property taxes are not used to support the Water and Sewer Budgets.

 

See the 2019-2020 Adopted Village Budget.

 


 

Elizabeth Benson

Village Treasurer

Phone: 518.891.4150x231

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Elizabeth Benson

Village Treasurer

Phone: 518.891.4150x231

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Samantha  Coleman

Account Clerk

Phone: 518.891.4150x203

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Samantha  Coleman

Account Clerk

Phone: 518.891.4150x203

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Lidia  O'Kelly

Deputy Clerk/Treasurer

Phone: 518.891.4150x237

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Lidia  O'Kelly

Deputy Clerk/Treasurer

Phone: 518.891.4150x237

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Donna Sayles

Principal Account Clerk

Phone: 518.891.4150x232

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Donna Sayles

Principal Account Clerk

Phone: 518.891.4150x232

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Village Offices

Location: 39 Main Street Saranac Lake, NY

Hours of Operation: 8am-5pm Monday through Friday

Finance Documents

To view annual Village Financial Reports, Budgets, and Independent Audit Reports, go to Finance.