There will be no increase in the tax rate for Washington County in 2022, according to a budget the board unanimously approved Friday.
Warren County has agreed to provide up to $25,000 to help the village of Lake George put on its fireworks shows this year.
Warren County plans to add an events coordinator position to help attract new events and track the success of existing ones.
The Democratic governor’s budget plan has a basic premise: Red ink will be washed away only if his request for a bailout from the federal government happens.
Total spending would decrease by $2.2 million from the current year under the tentative Warren County budget.
Warren County Treasurer Michael Swan believes that sales tax revenue will be only down about 2% for the year.
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Occupancy tax receipts in Warren County are down 17% to date over last year, but the summer season revenues were not off by much.
Occupancy tax revenue is down is about 35% compared to last year in Warren County, but county officials are hoping for a rebound.
In a last-ditch attempt to reduce spending, Supervisor Todd Kusnierz is personally reviewing every expense from every department before the money can be spent.
With the Covid-19 pandemic well underway at the time, the $177.5 billion budget was fiscally shaky even before Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and lawmakers put the finishing touches on it in early April.
Warren County has a gap of about a half-million dollars in its budget as revenues have declined because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Proponents of legalizing mobile wagering on sports contests in New York say this is their time to get the matter settled after years of efforts. And they say it will happen in the weeks ahead when lawmakers might go back into session to figure out how to balance the state's 2020 budget.
Warren County has seen a 44% decline in occupancy tax revenue through June because of the COVID-19 pandemic.