NEWBURGH – The 2022 Newburgh City budget has been approved in a unanimous vote by the seven-member city council.
The $54.5 million spending plan lowers the homestead property tax rate by about four percent and the non-homestead rate by almost seven percent. This is the third year in a row the tax rates were lowered.
Water rates will increase by six percent while garbage collection fees will remain the same in the new year.
The budget is in contrast to the spending plan of three years ago when the city laid off firefighters and police officers.