Details of 2013 Saratoga Springs budget released
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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- The City of Saratoga Springs has released the details of its proposed 2013 budget.
The total spending for next year is $39 million and the plan falls within the state's two percent tax cap. Spending is up more than $2.5 million from 2012, but taxes for homeowners will remain virtually the same.
The increase in spending this year will pay for equipment and mandated costs, like pensions and health care for employees.
The 2013 budget also calls for an increase in spending for public safety personnel. Three firefighters that were funded by a federal grant will stay on the payroll since that grant has run out.
The budget also allows for two new hires for the ambulance program, two new police officers and one new dispatcher.