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2017 Budgets For Carmel, Kent Stay Under Tax Cap

Carmel Councilman John Lupinacci says the Town Council will vote on the budget Nov. 16.
Carmel Councilman John Lupinacci says the Town Council will vote on the budget Nov. 16. Photo Credit: LinkedIn

CARMEL, N.Y. -- The budgets for both Carmel and Kent are both beneath their tax caps, according to the Putnam Examiner, though taxes in the former are likely to go up 1.5 percent.

Kent Supervisor Maureen Fleming said that makes three years running without raising taxes, and without job or benefits cuts, the Putnam Examiner has reported.

The town council passed the $14 million budget at its meeting on Tuesday. You can view the budget, as adopted, here.

Carmel's $27 million budget includes a tax levy increase of approximately 1.5 percent over the 2016 rate, according to the Putnam Examiner. Carmel Supervisor Ken Schmitt said that the increase was the smallest since he's held the office, in nine years.

The town board held a public hearing on the proposed budget Wednesday, but it won't be voted on until the Nov. 16 meeting, Councilman John Lupinacci told Daily Voice.

"We could have already adopted it, but we're using the time to review the budget with each individual department manager," Lupinacci said.

You can view the preliminary budget here and a presentation on it here.

Read the full Putnam Examiner article here.

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