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#1421991 - 10/14/13 09:33 PM Schuyler Co cuts taxes
newsman38 Offline
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Schuyler County budget drops tax rate

WATKINS GLEN Schuyler County lawmakers are studying a tentative 2014 budget that carries a tax rate slightly less than this year's rate.

Spending and revenues are also down in the $42.6 million proposed plan.

Legislators will have a rare evening workshop on Oct. 22 to continue their budget discussions.

The proposed budget totals $42,641,596. The tax rate would be $8.32 per $1,000 of assessed value, which is 5 cents lower than the 2013 rate.

The levy, or amount to be raised in taxes to support the budget, is proposed at $10,838,084.

The county's state-imposed tax levy increase cap is 2.34 percent. Last year, legislators overrode the tax cap with a 5.6 percent levy hike. They vowed they would not do it again this year, and the proposed levy hike is 1.59 percent.

"Programs are maintained at bare-bones levels," County Administrator Timothy O'Hearn said.

By Glenda Gephart | Correspondent
October 14, 2013

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#1422159 - 10/15/13 06:39 PM Re: Schuyler Co cuts taxes [Re: newsman38]
Steve Dallas Offline
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Registered: 03/19/11
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Loc: Bloom County
Originally Posted By: newsman38


The county's state-imposed tax levy increase cap is 2.34 percent. Last year, legislators overrode the tax cap with a 5.6 percent levy hike. They vowed they would not do it again this year, and the proposed levy hike is 1.59 percent.


Sooo...actually then... they raised taxes.

Glad to see that politics and honesty are still opposite ends of the spectrum, like east and west.

How about an actual tax cut - a reduction in the Levy?
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