In fact, as many municipalities were forced to raise taxes in 2021 to cover shortfalls caused by the pandemic, we here in Claverack were able to cut taxes once again this year.
We are very proud to report that the Claverack Town Board approved a $2.76 million budget that provides a .19% tax decrease and is nearly $38,000 under the State tax cap. That is an amazing achievement and clear evidence that Claverack is Working!
Our focus on fiscally conservative budgeting and fiscal policy has allowed us to stay below the State Tax Cap each and every year, providing tax rebates to property owners and leading to a positive cash position for our town government.
This strong oversight of spending and budgeting is what saved the Town of Claverack from the financial calamity that many local governments faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and allowed us to avoid furloughs and layoffs!
The time for strong fiscal management isn’t when the crises strikes; it takes strong, smart management and oversight at all times to survive the hard times.
We’re proud to say that we provided that management and we weathered the pandemic financial crisis because of it!