Budget cuts spending, taxes
Niagara County lawmakers approved a $339 million budget plan on Tuesday night that reduces spending while providing a 1.6 percent tax rate cut to county property owners, bringing tax rates to their lowest level of the 21st century.
The government financing blueprint also cuts spending by $579,000 over the previous budget year.
The budget was approved 12-3.
Majority Leader Randy Bradt, R-North Tonawanda, pointed to an 11 cents per $1,000 reduction in the countywide full value property tax rate, dropping taxes from $7.38 per $1,000 of assessed value to $7.27 per $1,000 of assessed value.
"We're proud of this budget. It is a fiscally conservative budget, that reduces the burden on our county taxpayers to the lowest tax rate this century," Bradt said following the budget's passage.
A table containing municipal tax rates, based upon the separate municipalities' equalization rates, can be downloaded HERE in PDF format.