Thursday, November 8, 2018



Proposed Sullivan County budget will decrease average property tax

MONTICELLO – The 2019 Sullivan County budget proposed today by County Manager Joshua Potosek will decrease the average county property tax by 1.6 percent or roughly $19 per $100,000 of assessed value.

A 4.5 percent increase in the county’s total taxable assessed value is listed as the reason for the tax decline.

The $235 million spending plan stays under the state-mandated property tax cap.

"As proposed by my office, the 2019 tentative Sullivan County budget invests in what's important to our residents: transportation access to government, economic development, community beautification and broadband connectivity,” said Potosek.

The spending plan includes $8.8 million for road and bridge work; an additional $900,000 for the county land bank, $200,000 for towns and villages to demolish unsafe buildings, $200,000 for an environmental analysis of potential shovel-ready sites along Old Route 17 in the towns of Liberty and Thompson, $200,000 for a broadband pilot project, and $150,000 for new public transportation routes.



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