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Cobleskill taxes: Between rock, hard place

Mayor wants use of water fees to ease property rate

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Cobleskill Mayor Mark Galasso is proposing to tap into water revenues and spread costs out beyond just taxable properties in a $5.45 million tentative budget for 2013. It’s a move he said will spread the cost of village services — particularly the those of the Police Department — out to nonprofits and others who benefit yet don’t pay property taxes. Nonprofits affected would include SUNY Cobleskill, where a spokesperson recently said officials hope the village ...

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