RC 2017 Budget Proposal Submitted to Legislature

On Friday, Rockland County Executive Ed Day presented the 2017 Budget proposal with a $674 million dollar spending plan. The proposal remains under the state tax cap and homeowners can expect a 1.17 percent increase. On average that is a little over a $1 per month and a 3.5 percent cut in spending from last year’s budget. Day said his third budget proposal is a “solid, fiscally prudent plan that keeps taxes under the tax cap, lowers spending and increases efficiency.” Approximately 60 job titles will be restructured, 11 jobs eliminated resulting in nine layoffs. The plan proposes $193.6 million in projected sales tax revenue. No revenue from county-owned buildings is in the budget. A new position, an inspector general, would be handed the task of independently overseeing county contracts and auditing potential fraud. The position would be funded through a 2-percent surcharge on private contractors doing business with the county. The Rockland Legislature has until November 20 to hold a public hearing on the budget and December 20 to approve the budget.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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