Johnson City Budget Adopted

By WBNG News

Johnson City Budget Adopted

July 22, 2010 Updated May 1, 2008 at 11:21 PM EDT

People living in the Village of Johnson City will face a nearly 2% property tax hike.

Thursday night the Village Board approved its 2008-2009 budget.

It's a $23.4 million dollar spending plan.

Property taxes will rise from nearly $274.50 per thousand assessed value to $279.80 per thousand assessed.

That's an increase of $5.33 or 1.94%.

"We're never happy with any raise. Anytime there's a raise in the taxes, we're never happy. But certainly it's a pretty good job if you keep it less than 2-percent," said Mayor Harry Lewis.

Lewis says spending is up because of increases in fuels costs, utilities and health insurance.

The Village also announced it received 193-thousand dollars in state grant money to help fund its dissolution study.

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