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Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus released the following statement on Thursday in response to the County Legislature unanimously adopting the 2021 Executive Recommended Budget with a vote of 21-0.
Neuhaus introduced his $813 million budget on October 1st.
“2020 has presented our County Government with challenges never seen before,” Neuhaus said. “COVID-19 has reshaped our reality and transformed our County Government operations. All Departments are to be commended for their tireless work in 2020. We will continue to face considerable fiscal challenges in 2021 due to the costly mandates forced upon counties by State lawmakers. We urge our Legislators in Albany to make real mandate relief a priority for the sake of all New Yorkers.”
The County tax rate in 2021 will be $3.558, which is lower than it was both last year and in 2014, when Neuhaus took office. Other highlights of the proposed 2021 budget include:
“We are proud of the hard work and effort that the County Executive and County departments have put into developing the 2021 budget, all while navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic,” said, Steve Brescia Chairman of the Orange County Legislature. “I appreciate Steve’s leadership and look forward to continuing to work together to make Orange County successful.”
For more information, contact Justin Rodriguez, Assistant to the County Executive for Communications and Media Relations at 845.291.3255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.