St. Lawrence County spending plan calls for no tax rate hike

St. Lawrence County spending plan calls for no tax rate hike

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - It's not often you hear of a county budget containing no tax rate increase - but that's the case in St. Lawrence County.

County Administrator Ruth Doyle presented it to legislators Monday night.

The $253 million spending plan keeps the tax rate the same.

Doyle points out more than $1 million will be spent to improve county roads, leveraging close to $12 million in state and federal money for highways.

In addition, two new county department heads were appointed Monday night.

Jason Pfotenhaur is the new planning director with a salary of $85,051. Matthew Denner was named the new emergency services director at a salary of $67,479.

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