While spending and the property tax levy are higher in the proposed 2020 Ontario County budget, the tax rate will drop to a rate not seen since 2013.
The $240.5 million spending plan is an increase of about $9 million, or roughly 4 percent, from the current budget. The projected tax levy of about $61.5 million is up nearly 3 percent.
The property tax rate is projected to be $6.28 per $1,000 of assessed property value, a drop from the current rate of $6.35.
The Board of Supervisors is expected to approve the budget at its Nov. 14 meeting.
“We are pleased to present this budget package to board Chairman Jack Marren and our entire Board of Supervisors for consideration,” county Administrator Mary Krause said in a press release. “It reflects proactive work and creativity on the part of our entire team to plan for increased service demands without jeopardizing quality services the community has come to expect, particularly at a time when Ontario is one of the few upstate counties to experience an increase in the number of households.”