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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Cohoes Mayor Bill Keeler Releases 2022 Budget Proposal Built on Innovation and Fiscal Discipline

Cohoes, NY (September 15, 2021) – Cohoes Mayor Bill Keeler today released his proposed 2022 budget, as the city emerges from the fiscal fall-out from the COVID-19 pandemic with a focus on innovation and fiscal discipline. The $24.850-million budget proposal, includes:

  • no increase in property tax rates,
  • no increase in sewer and water rates.
  • re-staffing of depleted city departments, and
  • a 1% cut in spending from the general fund adjusted 2021 city budget.

“Spending is down, revenue is up, and we have more city workers serving the public. This is a recovery budget we can be proud of,” Mayor Bill Keeler said. “We have been through a historically difficult fiscal time, but with fiscal discipline we have produced a sound budget for a strong future.”

“Because of the tough choices we made over the last year, we are able to produce a budget with no property tax increases and no sewer and water rate increases, while still cutting spending one percent. At the same time we will be able to better serve the public because we are beefing up key city departments including Police, Fire, DPW, and the Code office,” Mayor Keeler said.

read full press release here

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