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County tax rates released

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County’s final individual municipal 2020 tax rates were released following county budget adoption.

The Board of Supervisors on Nov. 25 adopted a roughly $94 million county budget carrying a 1 percent average tax rate hike across the county. Next year’s county budget has an average 13 cent hike, for an average property tax rate of $10.89 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. The tax levy — below the state tax cap — will be $30,394,244 for next year.

Due to varying state equalization rates, adoption of the county budget includes varying tax rates among the two cities and 10 towns.

County Budget Director on Tuesday made public the individual rates, which vary from a flat zero percent tax rate hike in the town of Ephratah to a 3.36 percent rate hike in the town of Stratford.

Fulton County’s final adopted 2020 county budget tax rates for municipalities, and their increases, follow:

∫ City of Gloversville: $8.71 per $1,000 of assessed valuation; 8 cents or .93 percent increase.

∫ City of Johnstown: $8.75 per $1,000; 1 cent or 0.11 percent increase.

∫ Town of Bleecker: $8.45 per $1,000; 6 cents or .72 percent increase.

∫ Town of Broadalbin: $10.23 per $1,000; 4 cents or 0.39 percent increase.

∫ Town of Caroga: $13.65 per $1,000; 2 cents or 0.15 percent increase.

∫ Town of Ephratah: $12.39 per $1,000; 0 cents or 0 percent increase.

∫ Town of Johnstown: $13.41 per $1,000; 33 cents or 2.52 percent increase.

∫ Town of Mayfield: $12.81 per $1,000; 40 cents or 3.22 percent increase.

∫ Town of Northampton: $12.83 per $1,000; 1 cent or 0.08 percent increase.

∫ Town of Oppenheim: $18.07 per $1,000; 2 cents or 0.11 percent increase.

∫ Town of Perth: $17.55 per $1,000; 50 cents or 2.93 percent increase.

∫ Town of Stratford: $8.62 per $1,000; 28 cents or 3.36 percent increase.

The board concluded its annual session with the budget and scheduled its next regular meeting for 1 p.m. Dec. 9 in the Supervisor’s Chambers at the County Office Office Building.

County Administrative Officer Jon Stead said several contracts are due to be acted on at the Dec. 9 session.

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