On Thursday, October 17, 2019, the Webster town board will take up the approval of the 2020 town budget which will lead the way in our spending and revenues in the next year.
We had two budget meetings in August where residents could come and ask questions about the budget, we held one in September, and we also held one a few weeks ago. We only had one resident speak about the new budget, and that was with positive comments.
Since June 1, the town board has been working with the department heads to put together a budget that served the needs of Webster taxpayers and control the tax rate. In the town, the tax rate will go up six cents per thousand, and in the village, the town tax rate will go up one cent per thousand; not counting what the village tax rate is for village residents.
On top of the low tax rate increase, the town of Webster has been notified by the state comptroller that Webster has a 0% stress level on their budget. This is the lowest in Monroe County amongst all towns, and the town board is delighted to acquire such a distinction.
The town board also stayed under the New York State Tax Cap by over $15,000, which will be applied to next year’s tax cap. Again, this shows Webster residents the diligence the town board and the department heads puts in to completing a town budget with all the components considered to provide Webster with a balanced budget and stable tax rate.
If you have questions about the 2020 budget, you can call my office at any time, and I will be happy to explain anything to you.
As always, if you have any questions about your town government, please feel free to contact me during regular business hours at (585) 872-7068; or email me anytime at supervisor@ci.webster.ny.us.