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‘Perfect storm’ nudges Saratoga County property tax up

Several factors come together to cut ‘rainy day fund’ by millions

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For a quarter century, if you asked a typical Saratoga County official to describe why people should move here, you’d hear something about the quality of life, the arts and culture, and the scenic beauty. They’d almost certainly also mention “the lowest taxes in New York state.” That last part might still be true, but property tax rates have increased for two years in a row, which hasn’t happened in at least 30 years. The ...

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February 3, 2013
8:14 a.m.

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They left out the fact that the county spent 16 million dollars on a new radio system. While a new system was needed, They probably could have gotten away with a good system for half the price. Make any further upgrades as time went on.