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October 9, 2013

Ortt unveils 2014 budget

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Tonawanda News — He also suggested earmarking $850,000 toward repairing city roadways and sidewalks, with $550,000 of that coming from expected state funds. Another $900,000 would go toward repairing the city’s combined sanitary and sewage systems, some antiquated water mains and emergency natural gas generators.  

Additionally, Ortt would set aside $75,000 to add to the city’s growing legion of recycling totes, $60,0000 for the city market and $130,000 for new police cruisers, adding that the proposal adheres to his administration’s devotion to “providing services necessary to protect and assist our residents and business community” without raising taxes. 

“I believe it is our duty and responsibility as elected leaders to provide basic services expected of local government in an efficient and cost-effective manner,” he said. “I believe this budget upholds that responsibility by holding the line on taxes and fees, keeping our commitment to repair infrastructure and ensuring that your money is spent wisely and appropriately.” 

Contact reporter Michael Regan at 693-1000, ext. 4115.

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