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.