Author Archives: Christina Sonsire

15 Dec
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Elmira’s 17% Tax Hike Is Related to Chemung County’s 2013 Unilateral Decision to Redistribute Revenue

I was at City Hall this morning for the unveiling of Elmira’s 2018 Budget, a proposal that includes a 17% increase in property taxes in order to address a $2,500,000 budget shortfall. The fact that Elmira’s fiscal health is in ...

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15 Dec
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Accountant Asks What Proactive Steps the County Is Taking to Avoid Budget Shortfalls.

In a letter published by the Elmira Star Gazette on December 8, 2017, Dustin Sramek — a resident of the Town of Elmira who is employed as an accountant at Kennedy Valve — questioned what the County is doing to ...

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15 Dec
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Zoning Board Member responds to Leg. Milliken, Urging Local Leaders to Talk Openly about Chemung County’s Finances.

Anthony Pucci, a member of Veteran’s Zoning Board who recently retired after teaching English at Notre Dame High School for over 40 years, offered his thoughts about the way business is being is being conducted in Chemung County: In her “Your ...

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15 Dec
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Legislator Responds to Calls for Discussions about Chemung County’s Fiscal Health.

Cornelius Milliken, Chemung County Legislator for the 7th District, replied to calls for open discussions about Chemung County’s fiscal health with this response published in the Star Gazette on November 30, 2017.  Please click the link above to read the ...

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15 Dec
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The First Step Toward Solving Problems is Talking About Them.

Although much of the focus over the past year has been on what is happening nationally, there are pressing matters at home that also demand our attention. One of those is Chemung County’s fiscal health, and last week’s workshop on ...

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