ONEONTA – Common Council unanimously passed the $22,917,579 budget this evening.
The budget included a 10 percent increase in water rates across the board to help pay for upcoming water infrastructure projects. “We have pipes that are in need of maintenance,” said Mayor Gary Herzig. “These increases will help pay for those repairs.”
The six present members all voted yay. Council Members Michelle Osterhoudt, Fourth Ward, and Russ Southard, Sixth Ward, were absent.