Avon School’s Online Survey Asks for Public Input on Budget

AVON – An online survey asks for the public's ideas about the proposed 2017-2018 school budget. According to Avon Central Schools, the link will be accessible on their website here by the end of the day Wednesday. "The Avon Central School District is in the process of developing the 2017 2018 school budget and we welcome, appreciate, and value your input," said Avon Central Schools in the release. "The Board would like to extend an … [Read more...]

Livingston County Administrator Proposes $155M Budget

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – County Administrator Ian Coyle formally presented a $155 million budget proposal Wednesday to the Livingston County Board of Supervisors. Coyle said that the proposed budget, which the Board of Supervisors will vote on at their next meeting, would increase Livingston County taxes by 1.45 percent. "The average single-family homeowner will have an impact somewhere around $5," said Coyle. "If you had a property worth … [Read more...]

Livingston County Prepares for Ramifications of Negotiated NYS Budget

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County government is preparing for closely negotiated, profound fiscal changes that stem from the New York State budget, which passed on April 1. The state budget provides for slightly altered implementation of several actions which Livingston County strongly opposed, including state mandated $15 minimum wage, 12-week paid family leave for employees of business, and having counties cover county Medicaid … [Read more...]

NYS Budget Appropriates Over $626M for Local Schools

NYLON — The newly passed New York State budget appropriates over $636 million in education funding for schools in the 57th District, which includes most of Livingston County. According to a press release from Young, the budget calls for $626,605,202 in education aid, an increase of over 7.5 percent since last year. This year's state budget calls for $1.5 billion in new education funding, bringing the statewide total assistance for education to … [Read more...]

NYS Senate Republicans Reveal Tax Cut Plan

NYLON – Members of the New York State Senate Republican Majority have revealed the first part of their one-house budget proposal and broad-based tax cut plan that is intended to cut taxes for the middle class, seniors, and small businesses. According to a press release from Senator Patrick Gallivan, the plan creates a new 25 percent rate reduction for middle class taxpayers, new tax savings with the goal of preventing seniors from leaving New … [Read more...]

Knight Receives 11 Percent Raise Despite Concern from Councilman Blye

AVON – The Town Board went back and forth among themselves and with Town employees over the 2016 budget for more than an hour last week, specifically over raises being offered to the Town Clerk and other employees. Because Town Clerk Sharon Knight's three roles are being combined, it appears that she is getting an 11% increase for 2016, far more than the 2% being budgeted for the rest of the Town's employees. Jan Cole, town court clerk and … [Read more...]