2016 Dec 13 – The City of Port Jervis Common Council voted by a narrow margin to pass the 2017 City Budget (Yea – Randazzo, Fitzpatrick, Belcher, Bavoso, Foster and Nay – Hendry, VanHorn, Trovei, Siegel).
This years budget increase is 7.66% and equates to $9.57 a month to the average homeowner.
The council, after 5 workshop sessions, was able to reduce the Mayor’s proposed budget by $11,749.00.
The 2017 City of Port Jervis Budget will be $15,181,598.00
- An 18th patrol officer will be added in September bringing contractual agreement to 100%
- A new watershed caretaker will be hired without a reduction in manpower to the DPW
- There will be no money added to the Sewer Reserve fund this year but Sewer Fees will pay for ongoing DEC compliance, repairs, replacements, and maintenance of sewer system
- There will be no cuts or reduction in any service except
- 1. for the Senior Shuttle that runs over state lines once a week due to low ridership. Dial-A-Bus will continue to provide services in the city.
- 2. The contract with Orange County and congregate service for the Meals-On-Wheels program will end on September 30th. The county will continue, by law, to provide the Meals-On-Wheels home bound after this date.
Here is a link to the entire 2017 City of Port Jervis Budget