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Schenectady Council eyes safety fee

Charge to pay for public inspections

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City officials are working on a new fee for safety inspections at bars, hotels and other public gathering places. The fees are to cover the costs of the required inspections, which currently take up about a third of an inspector’s time annually, assistant city corporation counsel Frank Salamone told a City Council committee Monday evening. The inspections are mandated by the state and have been ongoing for years, Salamone said. Other municipalities charge for the ...

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June 18, 2013
7:42 a.m.

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Fees, more hidden taxes. They say they are to cover the costs of inspections.... What are the taxes that people and business pay being used for, oh wait, pensions.... Why do you liberals keep electing these tax and spend idiots? How do states like Texas and New Hampshire and many others survive with NO state taxes? What a joke.

June 18, 2013
9:15 a.m.

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Business owners are already paying the highest taxes in the region. Stop chasing job creators and property owners to Saratoga County where County taxes are one quarter of Schenectady County. No wonder lower State Street is in rubble.