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Auburn City Council settles tax dispute with Walgreens

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A settlement has been concluded between the City of Auburn and pharmacy chains Walgreens and Rite Aid, ending a tax dispute involving three properties within the city.

Finger Lakes News Radio reports City Council reluctantly voted on Thursday to pay a $133,000 rebate to the companies.

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Councilor Jimmy Giannettino expressed dissatisfaction with the agreement, criticizing the companies for their actions that he perceived as a burden to middle-class America.

The dispute stems from the pharmacy chains challenging the property tax assessments of three locations – 314 Genesee Street, 47 East Genesee Street, and 153 Grant Ave., which dates back to 2014.