Senator Briefs Reps, Q&A Follows
By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
COOPERSTOWN – The state Legislature’s ambitions are going to be paid for at the local level.
That could be the lesson members of the Otsego County Board of Representatives took way from the Q&A this morning when state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, reported as follows at the board’s monthly meeting:
• The state Legislature has reduced AIM funding (Aid & Incentives to Municipalities) to the state’s 1,326 towns and villages by $59 million. Every municipality in Otsego County, except the villages of Laurens and Otego, will feel the cut. For Otsego County, that will take the form of a $331,320 withholding of sales tax revenues by the state Comptroller’s Office.