Erie County, New York, plans $72 million in capital project work Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 2019). The new budget starts January 1, 2019. The 2019 Budget is balanced and based upon reasonable and conservative assumptions for revenues and expenditures and reflects a 9 cent reduction in the property tax rate to $ 4.86 per $1,000 of assessed valuation.
Providing $72 million in capital project work, including approximately $30.8 million in infrastructure improvements on roads and bridges throughout Erie County and providing another $2 million to purchase new heavy equipment such as dump trucks, plows and front-end loaders.
Although many worthy roads and buildings and other programs need additional work greater than what is already our largest capital funded program to date for 2019, we need to carefully strike a balance between capital improvements and fiscal conservancy.County Manager’s Message
The county plans additional spending including contributing $100,000 for the creation of the African-American Veterans Monument. For more information follow GovDirections’ Business Intelligence Service.