COOPERSTOWN – The Otsego County Treasurer’s Office today released a tentative budget for 2020 that, if adopted as is, will cross the $120 million mark for the first time, by $200. If approved, the tax levy would rise 3.73 percent to $12,144,437.
The public hearing on the budget is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26. The budget must be adopted by mid-December.
In his budget message to the county representatives, County Treasurer Allen Ruffles, who participated in budget discussions via Facetime from Djibouti, where he has been deployed with the National Guard, said, “Otsego County continues to have one of the lowest budget levies in New York State.”