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The Essex County Board of Supervisors.

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Essex County adopts budget with 1.13% levy increase

The tentative 2013 Essex County Budget was passed easily under weighted voting, adopting a spending plan that represented a 1.13-percent increase to the tax levy.

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Essex County Board of Supervisors proposes a budget to meet the tax cap

Options were debated, votes were held and the Essex County Board of Supervisors made some progress in balancing the county budget at a budget workshop held Nov. 29.

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Few address potential tax levy cap override

 Turnout was low for the Essex County Board of Supervisors’ public hearing on Nov. 26, introducing a local law that, if enacted, would override the state's 2 percent property tax levy cap. Harold Akey of Jay was the only county resident speaking at the hearing, asking the members of the board re-consider the option to override.

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Essex County now seeking two-point hike in occupancy tax rate

Randy Preston will see your 1 percent and raise you 1 more. The Wilmington supervisor successfully asked for an amendment increasing the resolution seeking a 1-point increase (3 to 4 percent) in the Essex County Occupancy Tax to 2 (3 to 5 percent).

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Money starting to flow out for Essex County communications system

The new Essex County Communications system is to the point where checks need to be written.

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Essex County plans budget, board meetings

There will be changes to the Essex County Board of Supervisors calendar in the next month.

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Essex County preps override legislation; talks cuts

The Essex County Board of Supervisors is preparing for what many of them think will be an override of the state tax levy cap law.

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County Clerk no show at committee; coroner sought

While several topics were discussed at the Oct. 15 Essex County Personnel and Administration Committee meeting, one was not.

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Budget talks heat up for Essex County

October and county finance meetings lead to one main topic no matter where you are in New York state — budget talk.

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Transfer of county bus ownership completed

While the New York State Department of Transportation had signed off on the move over a month ago, the Essex County Board of Supervisors officially completed an August transfer of ownership for a county bus.

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County to contract for tele-psychiatry

The Essex County Department of Mental Health will be using modern technology to help those in need with psychiatric services.

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Occupancy tax revenue recovering after tough winter

Essex County has made up for the loss of winter tourism dollars.

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Bookmobile hand-washing onto full board

With very little conversation, the Essex County Ways and Means Committee passed a resolution to wash their hands of the Essex County Bookmobile onto the full board during its Aug. 27 meeting.

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Essex County looks to charge for online maps

The Essex County office of Real Property Tax wants to make sure that it can both use modern technology and continue to keep a revenue stream.

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Invocations out at monthly county meetings

An editorial published in a local newspaper has prompted Essex County supervisors to end the practice of prayer before county meetings.

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Essex County Mental Health Department has no waiting list

Over the past nine months, the Essex County Mental Health Department has been able to meet with everyone who has needed their services.

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Senior picnic fund restitution moves to full board

A resolution to restore up to $5,000 in funding for an annual Office of the Aging senior picnic passed through the Essex County Ways and Means Committee June 25.

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Library director defends Bookmobile transfer

The director of the Clinton-Essex-Franklin County Library System said the choice to give the Bookmobile back to the three counties was a matter of ownership.

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EC approves mortgage tax report

A total of $309,345.08 will be spread throughout the towns and villages of Essex County thanks to those who have visited the area over the past six months.

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Supervisors question new assessment memorandum

Assessments were not just a hot topic at the many town Grievance Days this week. They were also a debated topic during the May 21 Finance Committee meeting.

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County supervisors vs legislators: Which makes more sense?

A little more than two decades ago, there was a groundswell of support in Essex County for switching from an 18-member board of supervisors to a five- or seven-member board of legislators.


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