The Cayuga County Legislature has approved a 2022 budget that does not increase property taxes.
The Citizen reports lawmakers cut pay for two elected positions to come up with a $160.8 million spending plan that holds the line on property taxes. The salary of the Legislature chair was cut from $60,000 to $45,000. The chair is expected to have a lesser day-to-day management role when the county hires an Operations Officer. The County Treasurer’s pay was reduced by $10,000.
The tax levy, the total amount to be raised in taxes, will remain at $42.3 million.
A last minute amendment added $8,000 to the Planning Department budget to help monitor harmful algal blooms.
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