Auburn City Manager had some good news for residents on Monday’s Finger Lakes Morning News.
Last Thursday, City Council got down to crunching the budget numbers. They told City Manager Jeff Dygert to go back and work with his staff and department heads to find a way to balance the budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1, without the imposition of a 1.26% tax increase.
Dygert said the balanced spending plan can be realized with the tax hike or a dip into the city’s rainy day funds.
While council members were in favor of the idea of bringing a full-time city planner on board, they balked at the idea because of the Trump administration’s plan to cut Community Development Block Grant and RSVP funding that would fund the position.
Dygert will bring the revised budget back to council on May 4. A public hearing on the budget will be held at the start of the May 18th meeting before Council votes on the revised spending plan at its June 1 session.