Date set for comment on 2013 budget plan

NORWICH – A public hearing of the Chenango County 2013 draft budget has been set for 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27 in the supervisors’ chambers in the County Office Building in Norwich. The public is invited to speak.

The tentative plan complies with the state’s 2 percent cap on property tax increases. It calls for a tax increase on average of 30 cents, or $12.84 per $1,000 of assessed value. The levy would raise $24.3 million on appropriations of $86.7 million for government programs and services, or 2.46 percent more than in 2012 . (Individual tax rates will depend on total assessed property values and state-established equalization rates in each of the county’s 22 municipalities.)

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