City officials back NYCOM measures

NORWICH – Last month, the City of Norwich Common Council approved a budget calling for a 5.85 percent tax increase. Now they are taking steps to hopefully keep yearly tax increases from becoming the norm.

At the work session on Tuesday, the council passed a resolution asking Governor Eliot Spitzer and members of the New York State Senate and Assembly to pass legislative changes that would help improve economic prosperity and financial stability of all of the cities across New York.

The New York State Conference of Mayors (NYCOM) outlined the legislative changes needed to achieve these goals in a report titled, “Connecting the Dots: A Blueprint for Revitalizing Our Communities and Our State.”

“All through the state, property taxes are way out of line,” Mayor Joseph Maiurano said. “New York state needs to find ways to get taxes down, so businesses will come back in.”

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