Chemung County Executive details proposed 2020 tax increase

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – A tax increase was proposed by the Chemung County Executive in 2020.

18 News spoke with Chris Moss about the proposal. He mentioned that there is a lot to work to do but it’s something that needs to be done.

“We gave a snapshot, a summary of the 2020 proposed operating budget that will be sent to the legislature on Tuesday morning,” said Chemung County Executive Chris Moss. “It includes a one percent property tax rate increase. It moves us from $6.86 to $6.93. Basically it utilizes half a million dollars from fund balance to balance the 2020 spending plans. There are a lot of challenges, we try to make it a fair budget,” continued Moss.

Moss also said “it’s unfortunate to have a tax increase but felt it was necessary to balance the budget.”

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