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Tompkins County Budget Forum Set For Wed. Night

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The Tompkins County Legislature will hold its annual Community Budget Forum on Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m.

Tompkins County residents can learn about 2016 proposed county budget.

The tentative budget calls for $171 million in spending next year and increase of nearly 2% over this year.

The proposed tax levy is withing the state property tax cap.

Under the budget, the tax rate would decrease—from $6.86 to $6.74 per thousand—and the tax bill for the owner of a median-value $170,000 county home would rise by $15.36. The annual County Solid Waste Fee would increase by $4.00, returning to its 2014 level of $56 per household.

The 2016 Recommended Budget, with schedules and other budget-related information, is posted on the budget page of the County website at

The forum will be held at County Legislative Chambers.

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