Newburgh city departmental wish lists creates $7.5 million budget gap

NEWBURGH – The Newburgh city administration will have to take the 2021 budget-cutting ax to the wish list from the department heads in order to close a $7.5 million budget gap.

Some of that has been whittled down already, City Manager Joseph Donat told the city council Monday night.

“The remainder, which we have work to finalize, by eliminating new requests and utilizing budget fund transfer, will ensure that our services continue to move forward, will preserve our credit rating and we will have a balanced budget once again in light of the reduced sales tax and state cuts,” he said.

Donat will present his proposed 2021 budget in mid-October.

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