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2015 Adopted Budget

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Marcus J. Molinaro
County Executive

Jessica White
Budget Director


The 2015 Dutchess County Budget was adopted on Thursday, December 4th in 19-6 bipartisan vote by the Dutchess County Legislature. The adopted budget, with few amendments to Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro’s Tentative County 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, “The work accomplished together over these three years has helped us overcome significant fiscal challenges and reestablish financial stability. Most importantly, though, we are providing tax relief to our residents while maintaining the services they count on. This county budget, as well as our recently upgraded Standard & Poor’s AA+ bond rating, reflects our good fiscal stewardship and hard work. I am grateful to the members of Dutchess County Legislature for their support and look forward to our continued work together.”


2015 Budget Highlights include:

  • Property Tax Levy Reduction
  • Property Tax Freeze Credit rebate checks ensured through shared service & consolidation while remaining under the tax cap
  • Decreased spending through continued efficiency and cost reduction
  • Smallest workforce in 32 years with no layoffs and no reduction in programs or services
  • No new taxes, no sales tax on residential energy
  • Moving Dutchess Forward with business attraction programs, increased tourism promotion and infrastructure investment.

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Budget in Brief (pdf) Adopted Executive
Summary (pdf)
Capital Improvement
Program (pdf)


2015 Adopted Budget
Positions (pdf)



2015 Budget Presentations.

December 4, 2014 (.pdf)
December 15, 2014 (.pdf)

Click here for 2015 Tentative Budget Documents & Information.

Read the news release here.

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Jessica White
Budget Director
Dutchess County Seal