Liverpool trustees OK $2.2M spending plan; taxes rise 22 percent

On Monday, Trustee Nick Kochan again cited the county's decision to rescind the village's share of sale tax revenues as the cause of Liverpool's tax increase.

Onondaga County Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Travis Glazier appeared at Monday's meeting to dispute recent media characterizations of the county's financial status.

"Are you going to ask them for a retraction?" asked Trustee James Rosier.

"I'm not the press guy," Glazier responded.

Village of Liverpool-Resolution to adopt budget 2011-2012

"Whereas, the Board of Trustees did receive on March 18, 2011, a tentative General Budget, Sewer Fund Budget, Community Development Budget and a Capital Projects Budget for the 2011-12 Village fiscal year and be and thereby

"Whereas, a public hearing on such budget was held on April 11, 2011 now, thereby, be it resolved, that the General Fund Budget in the amount of $2,223,428.36; Community Development Budget in the amount of $57,000 and Sewer Fund Budget in the amount of $217,362 for a total budget of $2,497,790.36 for the Village Fiscal year 2011-12 be and herby is adopted setting a tax rate of $12.40 per thousand of assessed valuation and setting sewer rates at $150 per unit and that the tax rate of $12.40 per thousand depicts a net increase of $1.32 per thousand, based on the fact that Onondaga County did reduce the village revenue for sales tax from $570,000 per year to $281,200 per year."

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