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Lewis County’s Tentative 2023 Budget Presented to Legislators with Property Tax Rate Holding Steady


Published: November 04, 2022 at 12:30 p.m.

By: Nick Altmire


Lowville, NY- Following months of budget workshops and preparations, the Lewis County Board of Legislators officially received the County’s 2023 Tentative Budget from budget officer and Lewis County Manager Ryan Piche during their regular meeting on Tuesday night.


The proposed spending plan will hold the property tax rate steady for the fourth time in the last five years. County property owners can again expect to pay $7.54 per $1,000 of assessed value with their 2023 property tax bill, the same rate as 2022.


Although there is no increase in the property tax rate, overall spending in the 2023 plan is up 10.33 percent over 2022- from $53.7M to $59.3M. There are no cuts proposed to any County provided services.


The amount to be collected through property taxes actually increases by $1,001,096 (5.6 percent), from $17.8M in 2022 to $18.8M in 2023. The full taxable value of property in the county increased from $2.4B in 2022 to $2.5B in 2023, so although more is being collected through taxes the rate remains the same due to the increased total value of property.


A public hearing for the proposed budget will be held on November 22, at 5 PM in the legislative chambers at the Court House in Lowville, where residents will have the opportunity to speak on the budget if desired.


The full budget can be viewed here.


The County’s proposed 2023 Capital Plan Budget can be viewed here.


A comparison between the 2022 and 2023 General Fund budget is included below:


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