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Tax rate to drop in Yates County

Yates County Legislators have approved a tentative budget that includes a reduction in the tax rate to $5.99 per $1,000 of assessed value from the $6.24 rate charged this year.

The budget calls for total spending of nearly $46 million. The total amount to be collected from property taxes is $16.5 million, a 0.5% increase over the 2019 levy.

The budget will be presented at a public hearing at 6 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Legislative Chambers of the Yates County Office Building.

During two days of budget workshops last week, the legislators reviewed budget plans for 38 departments and eight outside organizations. Along the way, they made some changes, but most of the plan was prepared in advance by department heads and budget officer/acting administrator Nonie Flynn.

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