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Legislators approve 2021 Cortland County budget

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Cortland legislators met last night and approved the 2021 county budget, which increases property taxes by just under the state cap at 1.5%, while cutting spending by 3.77%.

The average property tax bill will increase about 1% to $15.85 per $1,000 of assessed value, compared to $15.69 in 2020.

Another hot topic last night was a proposed increase of the landfill tipping fee for local waste haulers.

In 2018, it was increased from $65 to $80 per ton and a resolution passed through last night will raise it another $10-per ton by 2022 — $5 in the coming fiscal year and the same during the following.

A decision was made last night to delay the first hike from January to July 1, 2021.

That followed a meeting this week with a group of haulers on potential alternatives to the issues at hand.

Of the overall $10-per-ton increase, $5 will be set aside in a reserve account meant for closing the landfill in 2039.

The other five goes into an equipment reserve account.

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