County expects to keep any tax hike under 2 percent

By Debra J. Groom

Oswego County legislators should have a copy of the 2014 draft county budget to peruse come October.

County Administrator Philip Church told members of the Finance and Personnel committee this week that he expects to have a draft budget ready for the Oct. 10 legislature meeting.

He told the committee so far, “there should be no worries about meeting the (2 percent state) tax cap.”

New York state instituted a 2 percent tax cap in 2011. According to the state Comptroller’s website, “under this law, the growth in the property tax levy, the total amount to be raised through property taxes, … is capped at 2 percent or the rate of inflation, whichever is less.”

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