Fo­rum on Dutchess County bud­get tonight

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - COMMUNITY -

Dutchess County Ex­ec­u­tive Marc Moli­naro will host a town hall fo­rum 6 p.m. Nov. 29 at Wil­cox Me­mo­rial Town Hall, state Route 199, on his pro­posed 2017 county bud­get.

Moli­naro is ex­pected to pro­vide an overview of his pro­posed spend­ing plan, en­gage in a dis­cus­sion about the pro­posed bud­get and lis­ten to is­sues of im­por­tance to those at­tend­ing.

In Oc­to­ber, Moli­naro un­veiled a $467 mil­lion spend­ing plan that would in­crease spend­ing less than 1 per­cent, cut prop­erty taxes slightly, and in­cludes ad­di­tional fund­ing for tourism pro­mo­tion, eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment, ex­panded public tran­sit from six to seven days per week, farm­land pro­tec­tion funds, re­brand­ing the Dutchess County Air­port as Hud­son Valley Re­gional Air­port and cre­at­ing an Avi­a­tion Main­te­nance Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter at Dutchess Com­mu­nity Col­lege.

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