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Supervisors trim tax hike in Saratoga County budget plan

Supervisors trim tax hike in Saratoga County budget plan

The Saratoga County Board of Supervisors approved amendments to the proposed 2013 budget today that

The Saratoga County Board of Supervisors approved amendments to the proposed 2013 budget today that cut next year's expected property tax levy increase to 1.58 percent.

"I'm proud that we've been able to reduce the tax levy by $500,000, and under the two percent tax cap," said Law and Finance Committee Chairman Alan R. Grattidge, R-Charlton.

What was originally going to be a 2.5 percent tax increase was reduced because of $400,000 in anticipated savings from changing health insurance providers and adding $98,580 in revenue from the planned sale of land at the county landfill site to the county sewer district.

The average countywide tax rate would now be $2.27 per $1,000, meaning the county tax bill on a $250,000 house would be $567.50.

The proposed budget now totals $300.5 million, down 1.6 percent from this year's plan. County officials said they took a variety of budget-tightening measures to reduce costs in 2013, but couldn't avoid a tax increase.

The board, meeting in Ballston Spa, added $168,000 to the budget for hazardous materials response upgrades, but that spending will be entirely reimbursed by the federal government.

The budget includes an anticipated $6 million in revenue from borrowing against the future sale of the Maplewood Manor county nursing home, though a local development corporation to handle the sale is still being set up.

The budget also has $4 million in new revenue anticipated from the planned sale or lease of the unused county landfill, which will be taken over by a private landfill operator.

The county is currently negotiating with three potential operators, and several supervisors recently visited the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority landfill in Boonville to see its operations.

"We feel confident some kind of action will be taken on the landfill next year," Grattidge said.

The proposed county budget will be subject of a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, in the county boardrooms in Ballston Spa. The budget is scheduled for adoption on Dec. 12.

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