Cornwall’s mayor Minerva McCourt, has announced the town’s new operating budget for 2021-22. The budget was passed on Wednesday, and the money was found for a small surplus without any increase in property taxes or utility rates. This year’s budget counts $4.1 million and it will be used for further improving Main Street, the town’s trail system, and new initiatives in the recreation department.
The mayor said that council believed it was crucial not to have any rate increases this year.
“As the mayor and council, I mean, we’re very pleased to have a small surplus as well as not to have to raise our taxes or our utility rates. We are in a time that is very difficult for people, especially over this past year, the pandemic year. And when you look at what people have come through, it’s nice to be able to have a cap on things as we move forward.”
Last year, because of the COVID-9 situation, the town canceled many recreational programs. This year though, the mayor stated that she believes that these programs will be introduced once again. These new initiatives will feature an activity credit for taking part in any local leisure or athletic programs. Also, there will be reduced field fees for minor sports leagues.