NORWICH – The City of Norwich Common Council held its annual organizational meeting Tuesday night, where it swore-in its newest alderpeople and appointed Steve Natoli as the city attorney.
Newly elected Alderwoman Ward 4 Linda Kays-Biviano and Alderman Ward 6 Robert Jeffrey were sworn-in Tuesday night, along with returning Alderman Ward 2 Brian Doliver, at the beginning of the organizational meeting.
Mayor Christine Carnrike, beginning her second term as mayor of the City of Norwich, delivered some opening comments, saying, "The past two years have seen challenges, obstacles, and successes. Be assured of the council's and my commitment to the City of Norwich. We may not have all the answers, and some may not like the answers we have, but we do face every day determined to do what is best for Norwich."
Carnrike also addressed a recent executive order issued by Governor Andrew Cuomo allowing the one-time prepayment of 2018 property taxes.
Carnrike said the city would not be allowing its residents to partake in the prepayment of 2018 property taxes for a few reasons: the city's tax bills had already been printed out with a warrant date of December 31, 2017 when the executive order was issued, and the city's 2018 property taxes account for a significant amount of the city's budgeted 2018 revenue.