School taxes report accepted

JOHNSTOWN — A report on returned school taxes was accepted recently by Fulton County supervisors.

The Board of Supervisors’ Finance Committee reviewed and accepted the report involving area school districts.

“This is going to be what is relevied on the county tax bill,” said county Budget Director Alice Kuntzsch.

County Administrative Officer Jon Stead said that the 2018-19 amount of about $2.1 million was “close” to the same amount tabulated for the previous year.

The committee reported refers to school districts’ amounts of taxes remaining due and unpaid and levied upon the lands where the districts operate.

In other recent action by the Finance Committee:

∫ Supervisors accepted a report on city and town accounts involving debiting or crediting sums included in the 2019 tax levies. The 2018-19 report ended up crediting the two cities and 10 towns a total of $40,559. Kuntzsch said that figure represents a reduction from the previous year. Two of the municipalities — the towns of Mayfield and Ephratah — were debited a total of $303.94.

∫ A report of over $96,000 in returned village taxes in Broadalbin, Mayfield, Northville and Dolgeville was accepted.

∫ The Finance Committee accepted the annual report of the Committee on Footing of Assessment Rolls.

“This actually sets the total assessed values for the levies and how everything’s going to be apportioned,” Kuntzsch said.

The report also establishes tax exemptions among the municipalities.

∫ A resolution passed approving transfers and budget amendments, including a $399 snow blower being purchased by the county’s Facilities Department.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at