New Paltz town budget up 1.6 percent

New Paltz Town Supervisor Neil Bettez says next year’s budget in exactly at the tax cap, despite the fact that it’s much less than two percent. Next year’s spending will be $12,125,152, with $10,160,308 of that coming from property taxes. That’s a 1.56 percent tax-levy increase from the 2020 budget, exactly what’s permitted without a supermajority vote from the lawmakers. Exceeding the tax cap would require passage of a local law . . .

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