Mayor: Huron Decision Made Behind My Back

By Erika Mahoney

August 13, 2012 Updated Aug 14, 2012 at 9:05 AM EST

Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Residents in the Village of Endicott could see cuts to village services and higher taxes after the value of the Huron campus along North Street is re-assessed.

Huron will be paying significantly less taxes next year, shrinking its costs to 27.5 percent of what it paid in 2011.

This decision affects the village, school district, town and county, but Endicott will be taking the biggest hit.

Mayor John Bertoni said he is very disappointed with the Town of Union board, adding that it's a decision that happened behind his back.

"it's a dagger to any hopes of ever thinking that consolidation can work, that working with a level of government that doesn't even think of you as a government, that doesn't even think of you as having 25 to 30 percent of your population. I really think, you know, if I could I would say you all should resign," said Bertoni.

Bertoni said he will seek the advice of state leaders in Albany to weigh his options.

The village budget is due in nearly 10 months.