Tioga County schedules public hearings on shared savings proposals

Owego, NY – Martha Sauerbrey, Chairwoman of the Tioga County Legislature, will be conducting a series of three public hearings regarding the Shared Services Property Tax Savings Plan Initiative and the County’s Plan for 2021.

This initiative was established through the New York State FY2018 budget to generate property tax savings for taxpayers by facilitating operational cooperation and collaboration between local governments within counties, or county-to-county with an expiration date of December 31, 2021. However, the Governor’s enacted FY2022 Budget extended this deadline to December 31, 2024.

The Tioga County Shared Services Panel comprised of municipal officials has been meeting regularly since May 2017 to identify possible items for Plan inclusion. The Panel is scheduled to meet via Zoom on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 to hear two presentations by Tioga County and the Owego-Apalachin School District regarding cost-savings associated with their insurance plans.

The Shared Services Panel will conduct three public hearings on Monday,October 25, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the Ronald E. Dougherty County
Office Building, Hubbard Auditorium, 56 Main Street, Owego, NY.