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  • Legislators abolish positions, adopt tax rates

  • At the Yates County Legislature's year end meeting on Dec. 28, 2012, the legislators formally abolished positions that are not funded in the 2013 county budget, which was adopted earlier in December.
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  • At the Yates County Legislature's year end meeting on Dec. 28, 2012, the legislators formally abolished positions that are not funded in the 2013 county budget, which was adopted earlier in December.
    The positions are: One full-time emergency services dispatcher, one full-time deputy sheriff, one full-time deputy sheriff investigator, one full-time chief deputy, one full-time sr. account clerk typist in Public Health, one part-time medical social worker in Public Health, one full-time public health assistant in Public Health and one part-time sr. account clerk typist in Community Services.
    The legislators adopted the equalization and apportionment table of the county general tax based on the 2012 assessed value of property in the county.
    According to that table, over 60 percent of the county's tax levy for the 2013 budget will be raised in the towns of Jerusalem, Milo, and Barrington with over $4.4 million coming from taxes paid by Jerusalem property owners, over $3 million coming from taxes paid by Milo property owners and over $1.5 million coming from Barrington property owners.
    The legislators also adopted the county and town tax rates.
    County tax rates range from $6.815531 per $1,000 of assessed value in the town of Potter to $6.964407 per $1,000 of assessed value in the town of Jerusalem. The rate increase in most towns was about 87 cents per $1,000 of assessed value.
    However, the county tax rate in the town of Italy only increased by 14 cents per $1,000 of assessed value. This is a result of re-assessment of the 2012 property tax roll in the town.
    In the town of Jerusalem, the county tax rate increased by 76 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation.
    Town tax rates range from 58 cents per $1,000 of assessed value in the portion of the town of Jerusalem that lies in the village of Penn Yan to $10.395265 per $1,000 of assessed value in the portion of the town of Potter that lies outside the village of Rushville.
    In Italy, the town tax rate decreased by $1.02 per $1,000 of assessed value from $8.71 in 2012 to $7.69 in 2013, also due to the assessment update to the 2012 roll in Italy.
    Property owners in each town also pay taxes on special districts (fire protection districts, water districts, light district, ambulance district, etc.), depending on the property's location.
    The 2013 Town & County Tax Rates will be posted on the Real Property section of the Yates County website.
    Other business on the legislature's Dec. 28 agenda included:
    • Ag District: The legislature agreed to include 47.8 acres of property in the Town of Jerusalem owned by Michael and Linda Folts in Agricultural District #1.
    • Inmate Housing Agreement: The Legislature authorized signing an agreement with Ontario County to house prisoners in the Ontario County jail, if needed, at a rate of $85 per day.

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