Tentative Cattaraugus County Budget Up $11.3M

the budget for Cattaraugus County looks to be going up by $11.3 million
County Administrator Jack Searles introduced a tentative $243.3 million budget.
The budget has a 1.5 percent full value tax increase.
The tentative budget includes a 2.3 percent increase in the tax levy. and that means that property taxes would have to go up.
The budget includes 15 new positions but removes 20 positions.
Three people were hurt in a two-vehicle accident Thursday morning on Route 16 off the Interstate 86 off-ramp. the Vehicles had to be towed away a traffic was limited to single lane at 11:20 a.m.
A former police officer from Niagra Falls cop, who has been in the Cattaraugus County Jail since she was arrested for violating probation in a drug case in late September will be going home.
A U.S. District Court Judge sentence Stephanie Costanzo to “time served” and order her released from jail.