Slight property tax decrease in City of Newburgh’s proposed 2022 budget

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NEWBURGH – The proposed 2022 Newburgh city budget of $54.5 million includes a slight decrease in the tax rate for homestead and non-homestead properties.

The spending plan was unveiled to the city council on Tuesday night by City Manager Todd Venning and Comptroller Janice Gaston, who said the property tax rates will go down in this spending plan.

“This would be essentially nearly a four percent decrease for homestead and nearly a seven percent decrease for non-homestead,” she said.

There will be a six percent increase in water rates while garage collection fees will remain the same.

Councilman Robert Sklarz said at first glance, “we seem to be going in the right direction.” 

Councilman Anthony Grice said the city is “doing great financially, able to lower our tax levy and add needed staff to improve services to our residents.”

He said he welcomes input from city residents about the new spending plan.

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