Ron Woodward said this week that a company is deep into negotiations to buy the Phillips St. plant and bring back a food processing operation.
State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has the city of Fulton’s public employees in his sights as he widens an investigation into what he calls “pension padding” — the practice of working more overtime in the years right before retirement in order to increase the pension.
The Town of Hannibal will hook more than 600 parcels of land to its municipal water system because of a special grant and loan package provided by the state, according to Town Supervisor Ron Greenleaf.
â€œWe havenâ€™t reversed our position.Â There is too much money left on the table,â€ the president of the Oswego school board said. They feel Nine Mile I should be paying closer to $18 million rather than $11 million. However, by not joining the one-year deal, reps from the county and town say the school district runs the risk of receiving even less.
An informal committee of citizens that formed to look at the way the city spends its money came to a surprising conclusion.
“Everyone on the committee came to the same conclusion, that the city does a great job on taxes,” said Tim Farrell, who put the committee together.
The City of Fulton and Town of Volney are making a trade.
More than 100 Volney homeowners who get water from the city will pay the lower rate paid by city residents from now on. In return, Volney will no longer collect more than $2,700 in town taxes on land the city owns in the town.
BREAKING NEWS: The Oswego City School District voted against accepting a one-year PILOT agreement with the owners of Nine Mile Unit I. Wednesday nightâ€™s vote, 5-1-1, followed a nearly 45-minute executive session. Board Vice President Jim Tschudy voted against the move to reject the deal and member Sean Madden was absent.
All four of the speakers Tuesday night urged school district officials to put the nuclear power plant back on the tax rolls. Everyone, they said, should pay their fair share.
A third city-owned house has been sold, for more than it was worth.
The city seized 862 West First St. in April, 2009 for unpaid property taxes. It’s a one-family home, 1,300 square feet, with three bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms.
The home is assessed at $62,000. It was listed for sale at $74,900. It sold for $79,000.
Only Connecticut and New Jersey will reach Tax Freedom Day later than New York, according to the annual study recently released by the Tax Foundation. April 23 is our day of tax reprieve, said Assemblyman Will Barclay (R,C,Iâ€”Pulaski)â€”almost two full weeks later than the national average of April 9.