Oneonta Common Council discusses 2021 budget

Council discusses recommendations to make $300,000 reduction to 2021 general budget.

Posted: Nov 5, 2020 11:31 PM

Oneonta, NY - The first item on the Common Council's list was to discuss recommendations to reduce the 1.3 million dollar budget which can be taken from of the unrestricted general fund to just 1 million dollars as the city faces another unexpected year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Some budget proposals made by Virginia Lee, Oneonta's Director of Finance, are to defer certain upgrades until July 2021.

Including upgrades to the city's payroll system, sidewalk repairs given that this year's trip hazard repairs were finished this month, travel expenses for next year's New York planning federation conferences which could potentially be held remotely or virtually due to the pandemic, and the reducing of vehicle maintenance codes in city departments.

One final recommendation was the delaying of the hiring of a new city administrator which would save the city $76,800.

The council also reviewed the water and sewer fund budget and the city's five-year capital improvement plan.

Budget changes are still up for review and the draft budget will be presented on November 12.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2514422

Reported Deaths: 56038
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings33302810840
Queens31485510285
Suffolk2388013596
Nassau2139053290
Bronx2073266748
New York1677674635
Westchester1434812338
Erie1057911944
Richmond887311933
Monroe838301183
Orange57344909
Rockland52979779
Onondaga51689758
Dutchess35490497
Albany30633388
Oneida28461585
Broome24233404
Niagara23884397
Saratoga20111198
Ulster17224278
Schenectady16592227
Rensselaer14692167
Putnam1244896
Chautauqua12318174
Oswego11556112
Chemung10798154
St. Lawrence10424126
Steuben10037173
Ontario9296110
Jefferson874874
Cayuga8613107
Sullivan843183
Wayne810384
Cattaraugus7622113
Genesee6945132
Herkimer6741128
Clinton666538
Tompkins647559
Fulton6258102
Madison6138102
Montgomery5890139
Livingston568071
Warren540782
Cortland531379
Tioga503671
Columbia4984111
Chenango465786
Allegany457196
Washington456467
Otsego454154
Greene435386
Wyoming434958
Orleans429487
Franklin423320
Lewis357138
Delaware352947
Seneca272563
Schoharie227721
Essex226831
Yates161028
Schuyler152417
Hamilton4353
Unassigned14826
Out of NY0311
Utica
Partly Cloudy
58° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 58°
Oneonta
Partly Cloudy
58° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 58°
Herkimer
Partly Cloudy
58° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 58°
Old Forge
Clear
58° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 58°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Game Day Deals - New Deals Each Week
Chapter Aesthetic October Giveaway
Cool To Be Kind 2021
Looking for work or looking to hire? Check out the WKTV Job Fair!
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve