A day after Binghamton’s mayor unveils a proposed budget that cuts property taxes for another year, Broome County’s 2022 proposed spending plan follows suit.

County Executive Jason Garnar September 16 presented his budget proposal that calls for a tax reduction for the fourth consecutive year. The plan reduces the property tax levy by .12% and eliminates short-term borrowing.

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)
Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)

The Democrat is recommending spending $409 million with a focus on infrastructure.  Garnar says the budget funds a new Deputy Commissioner of Public works to oversee repair and maintenance of more roads, bridges and watersheds.

The County would also add a position in the Planning Department to concentrate on modernization.

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The spending plan has been handed over to the County Legislature for its review and a chance to make changes and hold hearings over the next several weeks.

The proposed budget can be seen at the Office of Budget Management page at www.gobroomecounty.com.

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