Saratoga Property Tax Decreased – by Harold Wessell

BALLSTON SPA, November 8 – Saratoga County taxpayers will pay a little less property tax than previously estimated. Two developments have added almost $500,000 to the 2013 Tentative Budget which will be voted on by the Board of Supervisors in December.

A change in the way the County pays for health care, and the newly-pending purchase of 15 acres of the never utilized County landfill in Northumberland will enable officials to reduce an anticipated  2.5 percent increase to a little less than 1.6 percent, as  Law and Finance Committee Chairman Alan Grattidge of Charlton announced  at a Nov. 8 budget workshop.

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