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Schenectady council declines to pay county over unpaid taxes

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The Schenectady City Council isn’t budging on its contention that it doesn’t have to pay the county for taxes unpaid by city property owners. The council met behind closed doors Monday to discuss another proposed compromise from the county on the issue. Although council members did not publicly discuss the details, they said the county had proposed that the city pay a certain amount of money in exchange for the county dropping its lawsuit over ...

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December 3, 2013
7:38 a.m.

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I agree with them. The food is good the service is good and the prices are more than reasonable. Keep June and Dave.

December 3, 2013
9:25 a.m.

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Seems to me, for 10K, it should be tried for a year rather than giving into two subjective observations.

December 3, 2013
8 p.m.

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Let's hope the Council stands firm with Erickson and refuses to let the county bully us again. I fear the City Council "rubber stamps" will again prevail and not act in the interest of city taxpayers. The Gazette reporter needed to query every member on where they stand at this point. And what's up with the city reps.on the SchenectadyCounty Legislature-- are they loudly advocating for their constituents?? Let's find out Gazette reporters!

December 3, 2013
9:48 p.m.

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It appears that the City's financial problems will be shouldered more by the County if Schenectady does not have to make the County whole for taxes not paid by City homeowners. If you live in Schenectady you want this change as it could conceivably ease financial issues in the City. If you are a County taxpayer who does not reside in Schenectady you want nothing to do with this change because your tax rate while lower than Schenectady doesn't help much because your tax bill might be much higher because your home is worth more. I am not sure if there is a long term solution proposed by the Schenectady City Council. They want to share the pain.