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2016 Executive Budget

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Marcus J. Molinaro
County Executive

Jessica White
Budget Director


2016 Adopted Budget


The adopted budget ensures Dutchess County moves forward with largest property tax levy reduction in over a decade, property tax rebate checks for STAR eligible homeowners paid for by New York State, continued spending reduction and targeted investment in business attraction, tourism promotion and infrastructure investment.

County Executive Molinaro said, “Our 2016 County Budget not only continues to provide residents with programs they need without an increased tax burden, but it also sets forth a plan to enhance residents’ lives and attract more opportunities for them.  Our ‘Th!nk Dutchess’ campaign, for example, will market Dutchess County to outside businesses, showing them what makes us distinctly Dutchess and an attractive area to locate their companies. Residents will see the results of our $10.8 million investment in infrastructure in improved roads and bridges throughout the county.  The $4.8 million we will invest in our Stabilization Center will divert mentally ill individuals away from jail and help them quickly receive the care they need.  These are just some of the additions that will benefit residents as we all work together to keep moving Dutchess forward."

2016 Budget Highlights include:

  • Property Tax Levy Reduction of over $1 million
  • Property Tax Rate Cut
  • Property Tax Freeze Credit rebates ensured through shared service & consolidation while remaining under the tax cap
  • No reduction in programs or services
  • No new taxes
  • Focus on Prevention, Intervention & Diversion
  • Merger of Departments of Health and Mental Hygiene into single Department of Behavioral and Community Health, under one commissioner
  • Establishment of the Crisis Stabilization Center
  • Funding for domestic violence and sexual assault prevention services
  • More than $1.5 million increase in family support services
  • Expansion of Think Differently initiatives
  • Continues critical investment in economic development with targeted business attraction program, increased tourism promotion and agricultural support
  • $10.8 million infrastructure investment


2016 Budget in Brief 2016 Dutchess County Adopted Executive Summary 2016 Capital Improvement Program
Budget in Brief (Tentative) (.pdf) Adopted Executive
Capital Improvement


2016 Adopted Budget (.pdf) 2016 Adopted Budget


2016 Tentative Budget Documents and Presentations


December 14, 2015 (.pdf)

Read the news release here


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Jessica White
Budget Director
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