"It's a disaster" was the way Schoharie County Treasurer Bill Cherry describe the 2017 tentative county budget.
Added positions, a spiking tax increase, and most of all, simple arithmetic mistakes make the budget a land mine for county finances, Mr. Cherry said.
Released on Friday (See related story.), the tentative budget was put together by County Administrator Steve Wilson in his first try at a county budget.
Mr. Wilson was aware of Mr. Cherry's criticism and said he'll take full responsibility for the mistakes.
Mr. Cherry is the former budget officer; co ...
Skyrocketing health insurance costs, flat revenues, and a declining tax base could saddle Schoharie County property owners with a sizable tax hike for 2017.
Property owners in 10 of the 16 towns in the county could see a tax hike of more than eight percent, according to the tentative budget released by county Administrator Steve Wilson on Friday.
The potential tax hikes in the $75.5 million spending plan range from a high of 10.5 percent in the Town of Gilboa to a low of 4.9 percent in Summit.
Overall spending is up by $4.2 million in the tentative budget.
Where you stand on the dairy crisis depends more than anything else on which side of the cow you're milking on.
Experts in the industry insist there's a future for Schoharie County in farming-even in dairy, which is seeing some of its lowest prices for milk ever-but that it will look different.
Farmers' concerns are less esoteric:
How can they get their machinery down the road when impatient drivers are honking behind them?
Where can their employees shop for work boots?
And who's going to do the work to put something like a regional food market o ...
Imagine an eight-acre sports dome, 160-feet tall and big enough inside for six Little League fields and you'll get an idea of the project being constructed by Air Structures American Technologies Inc. at the Cobleskill Fairgrounds.
Since late September, ASAT has been using the wide-open space at the Fairgrounds to assemble pieces of a 12-section cable net grid that will eventually be shipped to East Fishkill for what could be the world's largest air-structure multi-sports dome.
Though ASAT's corporate headquarters are in Rye Brook, the company's manufacturing faci ...
The SUNY Cobleskill Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society will host a panel discussion on lead bullets, their potential impacts on humans and wildlife, and non-toxic alternatives this Thursday, October 20 at 7pm at SUNY Cobleskill's Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Room 101.
The talk will primarily focus on bullets used for deer hunting.
Lead is a well-known neurotoxin.
Bullets made from lead lose mass on impact, sometimes sending fragments long distances from the wound channel. These fragments can contaminate the internal organs of the target ...