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Big tax levy hike stalls Schenectady County budget deal

Legislators hearing public opposition

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County legislators held back on approving the proposed 2013 budget after they couldn’t agree on whether to advance a spending plan carrying a 7.49 percent increase to the tax levy.

Legislators abruptly cancelled Wednesday’s scheduled meeting to consider the budget after receiving criticism from a number of residents and business owners during the public hearing on the spending plan Monday. The meeting wasn’t rescheduled and instead, the Legislature’s Democratic super majority met in caucus ...

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clare1art
October 18, 2012
10:02 a.m.

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I am a 78yr. old senior with a monthly income of $1200 a month. Just a couple of yrs. ago when the assessment in Sch'dy went sky rocketing, I had to fight to get mine reduced. I live on Ave. A and my assessment was increased to $150,000. There is no way I could ever sell this house for even close to that assessment figure. The city did reduce the assessment to 120,000 which still is way too high for a house which is over 100 yrs old and not much has been done to it. Long story short, my taxes were increased and needless to say, I am having a difficult time paying them. If the city insist on raising taxes again, I will have to sell my family home and honestly don't know where I would live and afford rent! I am handicapped and single, I just cannot absorb anymore taxes. It is a crime what poor management of this city has done to our community. If "x" amount of jobs must be cut than so be it. How much more can I absorb for all their "mistakes"?

smith
October 18, 2012
11:40 p.m.

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