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Common Council Overrides Mayor’s Vetoes, Tax Rate Stays Below 2%

It only took a half hour, but the Common Council overrode all seven of Mayor Robert Palmieri's vetoes to the city budget.

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Utica Common Council Passes City Budget

Utica's Common Council voted unanimously to approve Mayor Rob Palmieri's 2013-14 budget, while also reducing the tax rate to below two percent.

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Common Council Prepares To Vote On Utica Budget [LIVE BLOG]

8:28 p.m. - Votes are cast and the budget is passed, 9-0.

8:23 p.m. - The vote comes up for the budget with a 1.99% tax increase. The budget is for $64,280,201.94. Colosimo-Testa, who voted "no" to several amendments is qualifying her statement now, and is the only one yet to cast a vote

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Utica Budget Vote Tonight

A vote on Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri's 2013-14 budget proposal will take place tonight.

The Common Council has approved 29 amendments that would cut $200,000 from the budget.

Palmieri's proposed spending plan would increase property taxes by 3

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Common Council Meets To Discuss Utica’s Finances, Possible Cuts

After spending nearly three hours talking about Utica's finances, the Common Council says it's getting closer to balancing the budget.

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Resolution To Hire Part-Time Fire and Police Defeated Again

Several councilmen left last night's Common Council meeting in a sour mood after a resolution to consider hiring part time firemen and policemen was shot down.

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Firefighters, Police Officer Receive Recognition For Saving Young Girl’s Life

About two weeks ago, four-year-old Halima Haji's lifeless body was carried from her family's Adrean Terrace apartment.

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Firefighters, Police Officer To Be Honored By City Of Utica For Saving Girl

Six Utica Firefighters and one Utica Police officer are receiving honors from the city for their heroic work during a fire at Adrean Terrace.

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Utica Common Council Votes To Override Two Percent Tax Cap

In a 6-3 vote, the Utica Common Council has decided to override the two percent property tax cap set in place.

Among the tax cap's most outspoken supporters was Councilman Jerome McKinsey. He says h

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Utica Common Council Shelves Tax Cap Vote

Utica's Common Council voted to table last night's proposed two percent tax cap vote, 5 to 4.

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