In an age of tax increases, one township is doing the opposite. Tonight, the Town of New Hartford's supervisor proposed the 2013 budget of almost $14 million. The supervisor says they've been trying to lower taxes since 2010 when residents saw an increase of 46%. Officials say they are trying to make government more efficient every year.
Town Supervisor Patrick Tyksinski said, "We've cut over a million and a half, close to two million in expenditures over the last two and a half years or two and three quarters years, so that was the key. We're becoming a lot more efficient, we provide the same services, in some cases better services than we did before."
The proposed budget needs to be submitted to Oneida County by November 20th.