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November 27, 2013

Citizens listen, don't speak on Essex County budget


The Nursing Home sale removes $2.9 million in annual costs from the budget, he said.

The sale to the Centers for Specialty Care of the Bronx takes effect Dec. 31.

Mandated items, like social services, dropped by about $178,000, he said.


“The presentation was very well done,” Supervisor Edward Hatch (D-Willsboro) said afterward. “I’d like to cut that 15 (percent tax increase) in half.”

The county has one budget session remaining, on Dec. 4.

The 15 percent increase exceeds the county’s adjusted tax cap of 2 percent and requires a local law to accomplish.

A public hearing on surpassing the tax cap is set 9:15 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2.

A special meeting to amend and pass the 2014 budget starts at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4.

Both are in the Old Courthouse at Elizabethtown and are open to everyone.

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