CHESTER, NY — With the budget process nearing an end in Albany, state senators Jen Metzger and James Skoufis, who serve adjacent districts, held a news conference at the Chester Public Library on March 22 to talk about the Senate’s proposed budget and how it differs from the budget proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
ELDRED, NY — The Eldred school board presented a revised 2019-20 budget and announced that rather than subject taxpayers to a 4.95% increase, they would instead see a decrease on their next tax bills.
MONTICELLO, NY — There are 15 towns in Sullivan County, and, for the last three years, the town supervisors have been trying to get the Sullivan County Legislature to share the county sales tax revenue with the towns.
I’m often heard telling folks that it’s important we “take care of our own”—that we pay county employees a living wage that doesn’t require them to be lining up at our Social Services office just to put food on the family table, or, just as bad, taking their skills elsewhere. I’ve written about that topic in this very space.
ELDRED, NY — Eldred School District Treasurer Caleb Russell finally stated January 10 what had been more tha onn hinted at during previous meetings: that the Eldred School District will seek to “bust” the tax cap in the 2019-20 fiscal year.
HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne Commissioners finished up the last of their budget work on January 3, when they approved the short-term loan that will carry the county through until Wayne’s new property tax collections accumulate.
NARROWSBURG, NY — There were errors in the recently mailed 2019 Town of Tusten tax bills. The town is asking residents not to pay these bills and planned to send out new bills with corrections January 9 and 10.
MONTICELLO, NY — Weighing in at nearly $43,000 less than originally proposed, the 2019 Sullivan County Budget was unanimously adopted on December 13 by the legislature.
HONESDALE, PA — There will be no increase in property taxes needed to support the 2019 budget released by the Wayne County Commissioners on December 6.
ALBANY, NY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he has signed a law that extends the tax exemption for buildings related to agricultural businesses such as greenhouses, dairy barns and exercise tracks.