Residents mum on JC tax levy increase

By Jillian Marshall

April 2, 2013 Updated Apr 3, 2013 at 1:34 AM EDT

Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Mayor Greg Deemie was hoping for questions and concerns about the proposed tax levy for the village of Johnson City, but all he heard Tuesday was silence.

The village board held a public hearing Tuesday on the proposed tax levy, which stands at nearly 3.7 percent.

When Deemie opened the public hearing for comment, there was no response from the scant crowd in attendance.

If approved, Deemie says the tax increase would add approximately $11 per year to every $1,000 in assessed property value for village residents.

Deemie says he'd like to see the tax levy dip below 3 percent by April 16, when the village has to adopt its budget.

A public hearing on the budget will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday at Johnson City Village Hall.