November 21, 2013 - 1:50 PM
The Niagara Falls City Council has called a meeting for 4:30 p.m. Monday to discuss potential changes to the mayor's proposed spending plan for 2014.
What those changes might be have yet to be disclosed by the Council. The proposed amendments "are being prepared" and copies will be made available to the press at the meeting, said Kevin Ormsby, the Council's secretary.
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October 24, 2013 - 10:56 AM
NIAGARA FALLS - A public hearing on the proposed city budget for 2014 is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St.
The City Council is reviewing Mayor Paul A. Dyster's proposed spending plan, which calls for a .03-percent increase in the tax rate for residential property and a .01-percent cut in the tax rate on commercial property.
In the end, that means the tax rate for homeowners would go up by about 5 cents for each $1,000 in assessed value under the mayor’s proposal. The business tax rate would decrease by about 30 cents for each $1,000 in assessed value.
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October 4, 2013 - 9:05 AM
The Niagara Falls City Council will hold two budget hearings next week as lawmakers begin review of Mayor Paul A. Dyster's proposed budget for next year.
On Tuesday at 4:30 p.m., the Council will discuss the proposed budgets for the police and fire departments.
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October 2, 2013 - 9:10 AM
Mayor Paul A. Dyster unveiled his proposed city budget for next year on Tuesday.
Here's my story on what he proposed.
Listen to his 31-minute address:
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October 1, 2013 - 4:33 PM
Mayor Paul A. Dyster, who is about to lay out his 2014 budget proposal, will say, according to an advance copy of his budget address, the spending plan has "essentially zero increase in business or residential taxes, no layoffs or drastic cuts in services, and no increase in the overall tax levy."