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Schenectady County Legislature begins budget review Monday

The Schenectady County Legislature will begin Monday its 2017 budget review process.
Kathleen Rooney outlines the 2016 capital budget during a meeting of the Schenectady County Legislature on September 30, 2015. The Legislature will beginits 2017 budget review process today.
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Kathleen Rooney outlines the 2016 capital budget during a meeting of the Schenectady County Legislature on September 30, 2015. The Legislature will beginits 2017 budget review process today.

The Schenectady County Legislature will begin Monday its 2017 budget review process.

County Manager Kathleen Rooney will present her proposed operating budget for the county to legislators during a meeting Monday night. During the same meeting, which will be held at 7 p.m. in the county office building, a public hearing date and time will be set for both the county budget and its Capital Improvement Program, which focuses on projects from 2017-2022.

The full review process is expected to take almost the full month of October. After Rooney introduces the budget, the legislature will hold several budget review sessions throughout the next couple weeks. A public hearing, where residents can provide feedback, is expected to take place on Oct. 17.

The legislature is scheduled to vote on whether to adopt the budget during a meeting on Oct. 18.

Last year’s Schenectady County budget was passed at $307.85 million, and included an increase on the property tax levy by 1.41 percent.

Reach Gazette reporter Brett Samuels at 395-3113, [email protected] or @Brett_Samuels27 on Twitter.

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