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