Updated 03/11/2013 08:49 PM
McCoy delivers State of Albany County address
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Albany County Executive Dan McCoy outlined his vision for the new year in his 2013 State of the County Address.
McCoy called 2012 a "jumpstart on the road to fiscal recovery" and says the county will propose a budget under the two percent tax cap by 2015. He says the county has found a way to move forward and do more for county residents with less.
The much debated Albany County Nursing home was also a topic of discussion. McCoy wants to privatize the nursing home, a move he says will save the county million A proposed lease agreement is already in place with Upstate Services Group to take control of the home.
"I've been very compassionate about building a new one. The tides changed and we went through all that in my speech. This decision here is going to put Albany County financially in a better place. It's going to save taxpayers a million dollars a month," McCoy said.
McCoy says he also has a plan for the county to continue "going green." This year, "Albany County Team Green" will propose ways for the county to cut energy costs and reduce the county's carbon footprint.