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2018 Legislative Conference

January 29-31
Desmond Hotel
Albany, NY  (Albany County)

52nd Annual County Finance School

May 2 – 4, 2018
Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel
Syracuse, NY (Onondaga County)

2018 Fall Seminar

September 24 - 26
Hyatt Hotel
Rochester, NY (Monroe County)


Counties in the News October 26, 2016

Wednesday's news from counties across the state.
Old TVs and Computers Impacting Local Property Tax Bills
Old and unwanted television sets and other electronic waste are costing local taxpayers millions of dollars a year to process, according to the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC), a municipal association working to encourage state policies that place those costs squarely on the shoulders of the electronics manufacturers who profit when consumers buy new technology devices.
Despite the 2010 NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act and a $3 million e-waste grant program enacted as part of the 2016-17 State Budget, local governments are still carrying the larger share of the electronic waste being recycled across the state.
NYSAC and the New York State Association for Solid Waste Management (NYSASWM) have conducted a small sample survey to better understand current e-waste needs.  The sample survey of 50 municipalities found that:
  • Respondents process 9,224 tons of e-waste collected annually.
  • Respondents collectively spend over $3,000,000 in direct out-of-pocket expenses annually. This amount is equal to the entire 2016/2017 appropriation for e-waste grants.  These expenses are eligible for 50% reimbursement under the e-waste grant program, and still face high costs to responsibly manage e-waste.
  • Most local governments pay between $0.10/lb and $0.30/lb to recycle e-waste.  The Town of Babylon had the highest reported fee of $0.40/lb and Tioga County had the second highest fee of $0.35/lb.
Suffolk Supports its Vets with Second Annual County Marathon and 5K

Long Island Welcome Center on the LIE: What You Need to Know

Molinaro's 2017 budget to lower tax levy and tax rate

A Conversation with County Executive MaryEllen Odell

Film tax credit bill on governor's desk

Albany trash fee roils county

Washington County cats shelter proposed

Essex County leader leaving

Counties financially unable to increase attorney staffing, hinders right to lawyer upon arraignment

Franklin County Industrial Development Agency restructuring could shift top job to affiliated Local Development Corp.

Oneida Co. DA's budget sails through committee

Interest on tax payment installments will be discussed at Cayuga County public hearing

Plans for Ithaca-area detox facility move forward

'A great tradition': Cayuga County Legislature hosts Student Government Day

Ontario County wants more for war against algae

Calls volume drops for drug addiction hotline

Legislature urges ‘open road tolling' across the state