Mayor Ryan's Veto Returns $90K To Budget

By Adam Chick

Mayor Ryan's Veto Returns $90K To Budget

November 21, 2012 Updated Nov 21, 2012 at 10:27 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Binghamton City Council decided not to attempt to override a veto from Mayor Matt Ryan Tuesday.

The dispute would have cut $90,000 from the budget as council members had originally wanted.

Ryan's veto returns that money to the budget, which will be spent on an asphalt recycler used to keep the roads free of potholes through the winter months.

"Some of the council members thought this might not be the right time. They were skeptical of whether this machine would actually work and what kind of maintenance that would be involved with it," said council member, Chris Papastrat (R).

After reviewing more information on the matter, council agreed buying the equipment would be beneficial.

Since the money comes from a capitol fund, it will have no impact on the Binghamton tax rate.

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