The
Oneida NY
Observer
NEWS

Arc of Madison-Cortland executive director to retire - 3/22/2019
Community Bank visits Oneida Area Day Care Center - 3/23/2019
Startups from Utica, Oneida win at Rome Lab commercialization contest - 3/22/2019

POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT

Mueller report is just the start of a new Russia showdown - 3/23/2019
ISIS has lost its final stronghold in Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces says - 3/23/2019
Trump: 'I know nothing' about Kushner's WhatsApp messaging - 3/22/2019

SPORTS

Mangakahia Scores 21, Leads Syracuse Past Fordham 70-49 - 3/23/2019
Crunch roll past Comets, clinch playoff spot in 6-2 win - 3/24/2019
Not-so-super Saturday: Osaka, Serena both out early again - 3/23/2019

OPINION

Letter: United Way funding vital to Hospice services - 3/23/2019
GOVERNMENT LINKS

City of Oneida
Madison County
Oneida County
City of Sherrill
Village of Canastota
Village of Vernon
Town of Vernon
Oneida Indian Nation
New York State Government
USA.gov
NEWS LINKS

Oneida Daily Dispatch
Madison County Courier
Syracuse.com
Utica Observer Dispatch
Rome Sentinel
NewsChannel 9 WSYR
WKTV
CNY Central
Spectrum Cable News
Weather.com
COMMUNITY LINKS

Kallet Civic Center
United Way of Greater Oneida
Oneida City Center Committee
PAC 99
Oneida Public Library
Madison County Office for the Aging
Turning Stone Resort Casino
Oneida Improvement Committee
Madison County Historical Society
Sherrill Kenwood Free Library
Oneida Community Mansion House
Sunday, March 24, 2019
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Madison County Issues Statement on New York
State Budget Potential Local Tax Impact
MADISON COUNTY PRESS RELEASE

Last year, counties and New York City sent more than $12 billion to Albany to fund state mandated programs and services. So far, the
State Budget being negotiated by the Governor and Legislative Leaders is poised to spend another $200 million in local tax
dollars each year.

“What used to be a county property tax has become a state property tax. And what used to be a local sales tax is now being
commandeered by State Leaders to spend on state obligations,” said NYSAC President Charles H. Nesbitt, Jr., the chief administrative
office for Orleans County.

In Madison County, we spend $37,891,830 on state mandated programs and services, which consumes 95.28 % of the property taxes
we collected last year.

“Our taxpayers are under constant assault by the State of New York taking every single property tax dollar they can to pay for their
programs. This budget ramps up this assault significantly said Madison County Board Chairman John M. Becker.
The pending state budget is expected to include an Internet Fairness Act that will facilitate the collection of sales taxes on online
purchases, which is expected to increase revenue for counties. But the budget also includes new mandates, costs shifts, and cuts
that will consume more than the anticipated new tax revenue.

In fact, at statewide basis, there are more than $200 million in new costs being placed on county taxpayers in this state budget. That’s
millions more than counties will collect in new Internet sales tax revenue. And the bulk of those costs come from a requirement
that counties cover a $60 million cut in the State’s Assistance and Incentives to Municipalities (AIM) program. Other new mandates
include early voting, cashless bail, and a new lead monitoring program.

“Using local revenues to pay for state programs is the reason New Yorkers suffer from the highest property tax burden in the country.
They take local tax dollars and use them at the state level. These are state property taxes, not county property taxes,” said NYSAC
Executive Director Stephen J. Acquario. “And unfortunately, this will only become worse if lawmakers do not reverse these new
mandates, cost shifts and program expansions being proposed in this budget.”
Spring Craft Show Set For Sherrill
CAC on April 6th
SHERRILL PRESS RELEASE

Mark your calendar for the Spring Craft Show on Saturday, April 6th at the Sherrill Community Activity Center, 139 East Hamilton Ave,
9AM thru 3PM!  There will be many vendors selling crafts and other items! The concession stand at the CAC will also be open.
Interested vendors may contact Janet Price, (315) 761-1247 for an application.  Free admission and parking.  Handicapped accessible,
full food counter.