The City of Geneva is looking to hire staff for 2022. Areas in need of workers include code enforcement, public works and community engagement.
Spending for 2021 was $16.6 million, and for 2022 it would be $18.3 if the budget is approved.
The 2021 budget was originally supposed to be higher, and closer to the proposed 2022 budget, but it was cut due to revenue concerns and business shutdowns.
The tax rate would go from $16.21 to $16.80 in 2022. A home worth $100,000 would have a tax bill of $1,680.
“The 2022 budget goal is to rebuild the city’s human capital, resources and infrastructure to effectively and efficiently provide the highest level of taxpayer value in serving our residents, businesses and visitors,” said Gerling in her budget message to City Council.
The goal with the proposed budget would be to fill 9 new positions at a cost of $670,000.
Positions include a new code enforcement officer, a deputy fire chief/fire marshal, four DPW positions, along with a capital projects manager, a community development specialist, and a contracted communications person shared with the Geneva Business Improvement District.
These positions would enhance code enforcement and streamline complaints, improve quality of life, encourage public engagement and communication with residents, increase revenue and provide necessary resources to maintain city infrastructure like streetscapes and parks.
A public hearing will be held on the proposed spending plan Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at Jordan Hall on the Cornell AgriTech campus.
It can be viewed on the city’s YouTube page as well.
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