Public Hearing Held On County Budget

Otsego County residents got to weigh in on the proposed 2020 budget during a public hearing held Tuesday in Cooperstown. The proposed $119 million spending plan calls for a nearly four percent tax increase. It includes $1.1 million for repairs to the Otsego County Jail which sustained roof damage in October forcing an evacuation and the relocation of inmates to neighboring jails. The Board of Representatives will vote on the budget next Wednesday.