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Flood costs hit Schoharie County budget for 2013

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Despite massive damage and property loss from last year’s flooding, Schoharie County won’t need to override the state’s property tax levy increase cap. A $77.52 million budget proposal released this week by County Treasurer William Cherry calls for a 2.8 percent increase in the tax levy, or an additional $509,923 in total county property taxes, compared with this year’s levy of $18,211,533. This is a whopping 30 percent increase in expenditures from the $59.6 million ...

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