2015 TENTATIVE BUDGET – CAPITAL PLAN SPENDS MORE & BORROWS MORE

Budget 6

The Proposed 2015 County Capital Plan fails to budget any funds for three major projects (says “To Be Determined” or “TBD”), which are incurring expenses in 2015:

1) the New Jail;

2) the 22 Market Street Parking Lot; and

3) the Department of Mental Hygiene Building Renovations.

These serious expense omissions from the 2015 capital plan do not constitute ‘truthful budgeting’ and flies in the face of transparent government.  Once these expenditures are fully realized, their costs will further add to the growing county debt and debt service, and lead to higher property taxes.

See 2015 Capital Improvement Program. http://www.dutchessny.gov/

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