BATAVIA — The Genesee County Legislature will hold a public hearing on the 2021 tentative budget at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Old Courthouse, 7 Main St.

A copy of the tentative budget will be available for public review in the clerk of the Legislature’s office in the Old Courthouse.

The county is proposing a 2021 budget with a 31-cent decrease in the average tax rate. The rate would drop 3.07 percent, from $10.11 per $1,000 of assessed property value to $9.80 per $1,000, County Manager Matt Landers said in an announcement Tuesday.

Landers said the proposed tax levy amount is $31,451,727, an increase of $400,069, or 1.28 percent, over this year’s levy. For the median residential household in Genesee County with an assessed value of $106,800 this amounts to $13.32 per $1,000 of property taxes. For the median residential household in Genesee County assessed at $106,800, that did not have an assessment change from 2020, the 31-cent drop in the tax rate will result in a net tax decrease of $33.11.

The 2021 total proposed budget is $142,953,227, which is $759,766 less than this year’s budget. The 2021 recommended general fund (operating) budget is $110,241,924, which is $3,767,378 less than the 2020 adopted general fund.

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