Rensselaer County Legislature
Office of the Minority 270-2890
Minority Leader Peter Grimm 265-6451 Deputy Minority Leader Edward Manny 272-7396
Cynthia Doran 271-2365 Mark Fleming 928-7054
Gary Pavlic 368-4656 Leonard Welcome 944-1648
For Immediate Release
Date: December 2, 2016
Rensselaer County passes 2017 Budget
The Rensselaer County Legislature unanimously passed the 2017 Budget at their annual meeting Thursday, December 1.
After much consideration, the Minority and Majority Legislators where able to reduce the tentative budget even further below the 2% tax cap than had been proposed. “Bipartisan consideration was given to initiatives proposed by both sides of the aisle delivering even more savings to this year’s proposed budget,” said Peter Grimm, Minority Leader. “We all would like to see some things differently and produce more savings, but the compromise is in the best interest of the taxpayer,” continued Grimm.
Ed Manny, Deputy Minority Leader stated that it was a good budget and well under the 2% cap keeping the cost to taxpayers as low as possible without sacrificing services.
Grimm and the Minority Legislators would like to see a more aggressive focus on economic development in the future, which will increase revenues and offer tax relief to the residents of Rensselaer County.