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Public Invited to Discuss, Share Feedback on Proposed 2019 County Executive Budget

Published: 11/13/2018

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Colleen Pillus

Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro invites residents to participate in the ongoing conversation about the proposed 2019 county budget. A series of Town Hall Forums will be held at various locations around the County for residents to learn about key components of the budget, ask questions, and share feedback. The town hall forum originally scheduled for November 14th has been rescheduled to accommodate the budget review meeting conducted by the Dutchess County Legislature.

The 2019 Executive Budget documents are available online at Residents are encouraged to review the budget documents, particularly the Budget in Brief, and bring comments and feedback to one of the upcoming Town Hall Forums:

  • Pawling Village Hall, 9 Memorial Avenue, Pawling on November 19th at 1pm
  • Rhinebeck Starr Library, 68 West Market Street, Rhinebeck on November 20th at 6pm
  • Stanford Town Hall, 26 Route 82, Stanfordville on November 26th at 6pm
  • Town of Poughkeepsie Senior Center, 14 Abes Way, Poughkeepsie on December 5th at 6pm

The budget review process is currently underway by the Dutchess County Legislature. The complete review schedule is available online at, culminating with the adoption of the Budget by the full Legislature slated for Thursday, December 6th at 7pm.

The proposed 2019 budget plan reduces the county property tax levy for the fifth consecutive year and cuts the property tax rate for homeowners and businesses for the fourth year.  The budget maintains county services and programs, with new initiatives added to address addiction and mental health, youth services as well as continued funding for ThinkDIFFERENTLY events and programs, senior services, infrastructure improvements, and shared services.