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Board passes 2020 Oneida County budget

The Oneida County 2020 budget was passed by the Board of Legislators on Wednesday, allocating $439 million to various institutions and projects in the area.

Posted: Nov 13, 2019 3:19 PM
Updated: Nov 13, 2019 3:25 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – The Oneida County 2020 budget was passed by the Board of Legislators on Wednesday, allocating $439 million to various institutions and projects in the area.

During the budget address in October, County Executive Anthony Picente said for the seventh year in a row, taxes will not increase.

Picente also highlighted some distributions within the budget plan, which increased $19 million from 2019.

The plan designated more than $1.2 million to the Opioid Task Force; more than $6 million for road and bridge repairs; and $150,000 for an Animal Protection Fund that will support efforts of the Stevens-Swan Humane Society, Rome Humane Society and Spring Farm Cares.

The budget also included a six percent increase for libraries and allotted $100,000 to install cameras in school buses.

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