Ogdensburg lawmakers advance proposed budget in narrow vote

Ogdensburg budget cuts

OGDENSBURG, N.Y. (WWNY) - It was a split decision, but the Ogdensburg city council is moving forward with a controversial budget proposal.

The 4-3 vote advances a budget that would see firefighters laid off and defund Ogdensburg’s library and the Remington Museum, but touts a significant cut in property taxes.

Councillor Nichole Kennedy, who voted against the budget, said this during Monday night’s meeting:

“The only thing that I worry about is negotiations operate on good faith and I think we are struggling in that category, so I think that we can enter in negotiations but we have to give the good faith as well.”

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