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Utica Common Council tackles tax cap, public safety, separate tax accounts among many issues at meeting

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Utica Common Council voted 7-2 in favor of passing the tax cap. The proposed budget calls for an 18 percent tax hike and dozens of job cuts. On the chopping block, public safety and the department of public works.

Among a myriad of issues, the council voted on separating the school district and Oneida County's tax collection accounts, to have the city comptroller provide the council with a detailed account of the bills paid and to be paid within three days of borrowing money, and amending police and fire departments' compliment.

One of the issues that has the biggest direct impact on tax payers is whether or not to surpass the 2 percent tax cap that was passed by the state.

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