Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo says for the first time in a decade, the county will be cutting its tax rate in the coming year. Dinolfo made the announcement while introducing her 2019 budget Thursday afternoon.
Dinolfo said she’s doing her part to reduce the burden on homes and businesses. She says the County property tax rate will be cut from $8.99 to $8.89, saving taxpayers $4 million dollars in 2019. Despite the rate cut, rising property values mean the county will collect $11.6 million more next year than it did this year.
DiNolfo says the budget will put more than $2 million more into affordable child care and $33 million into infrastructure upgrades.
The total budget is $1.23 billion. County lawmakers need to approve it before the end of the year.