Watertown Budget Calls For Property Tax HIke

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Watertown property owners will see their taxes go up, but only slightly, under the city's 2013-14 proposed budget.

The spending plan calls for a 1.23 percent increase in the tax rate.

If you own a house valued at $100,000, your city property tax would rise to $729.90.

That's an increase of $8.80 over the year before.

The city unveiled its $41 million budget proposal Monday.

The spending plan is $1 million less than last year and includes no layoffs.

Under the proposal, two jobs would be lost within the fire department through attrition, while two jobs would be added to the sewer department.

There are no rate increases for water and sewer services.

Officials said the city is seeing less revenue coming in.

There will be several work sessions and a public hearing in the next several weeks. 

The budget is expected is to approved in the beginning of June.

See the budget proposal
 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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