Ontario County supervisors have approved a 2024 budget, following debates over a considerable property tax levy increase.
Despite concerns, the budget was unanimously passed in last Thursday’s meeting.
It outlines a 7.5% increase in total spending, rising to $292 million from the previous $271.5 million, with the property tax levy marked at $80.8 million, up 9% from the current $74.1 million.
Despite some concerns, the property tax rate is set to decrease from $6.31 to $5.98 per $1,000 of assessed property value, benefiting from the county’s growth in taxable property and higher assessments in some areas.
This rate reduction is further supported by the allocation of an unexpected $400,000 in revenue, a move that faced opposition from Bristol Supervisor Bob Green, who advocated for more prudent future financial planning.
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