By Matthew Saari

With the passage of two resolutions providing county employees pay raises, the Washington County Board of Supervisors is set to override the tax cap this year.

And it’s only February.

Hartford supervisor Dana Haff sounded the alarm at a board meeting Friday in Fort Edward.

“By adopting these we will now acknowledge that in the 2019 budget we will exceed the tax cap,” he said. “Payroll is a very large part of our budget.”

None of the supervisors present questioned this and both resolutions were passed in short order.

One resolution provided a 2.32 percent annual increase to county employees enrolled in the Civil Service Employees Association, a labor union consisting of workers in the Departments of Social Services, Motor Vehicles, Information Technology, Department of Public Works supervisors and Probation.

The other resolution provided a 2.49 percent annual increase to the Correction Officers’ Association, a labor union for county corrections officers.

“So already, without buying a box of number two pencils you break the tax cap,” Haff said. “Usually we don’t think we’re going to exceed the tax cap until September.”

 

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