Auburn City Council got its first look at the 2018-19 fiscal year budget on Thursday. The $34.2 Million dollar spending plan is 1% more than the current budget and includes a preliminary tax levy of 5%, which is above the state tax cap. The higher tax levy will save the city from dipping into its reserve fund to balance the budget.
City Clerk Chuck Mason said on Friday’s Finger Lakes Morning News, there was no increase in local aid in the state budget.
The proposed budget also includes a $147,000 line item for the operational costs of the Equal Rights Heritage Center.
Several department heads presented their budget proposals last night, the rest will make their presentations next week. A public hearing on the budget is scheduled for the May 24 council meeting and council is expected to vote on the final budget on June 7.