2014 ULSTER COUNTY REAL PROPERTY TAX FACT SHEET

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The 2014 Ulster County Budget reflects no change in the County real property tax levy compared to 2013. The real property tax levy remains at $78,730,408. The 2014 Ulster County Budget maintains current essential services, while reducing spending by $23,838,202, or 6.62% compared to 2013.

In Ulster County, 100% of every dollar in real property tax collected is used to pay for State mandated programs and services.

Budget Appropriations
LARGEST AREAS OF APPROPRIATION
Probation 2% Transit 2% Public Health 2% Information Services 2% Community College 3% Debt Service 3% Mental Health 3% Sheriff 10% Other 24%

Social Services 38%

Department of Public Works 11%

Social Services Department of Public Works Sheriff Mental Health Debt Service Community College Information Services Public Health Transit Probation Other

$ 126,906,008 36,181,281 32,659,497 11,764,007 10,453,763 10,137,148 7,286,625 6,712,777 6,450,133 5,905,490 81,741,468 $ 336,198,197

Estimated Revenues
Other Revenues & Sources 16% Appropriated Fund Balance 5% Real Property Tax 24%

ALL REVENUES Real Property Tax Sales Tax State Aid Federal Aid Other Revenues & Sources Appropriated Fund Balance $ 78,730,408 104,059,402 44,435,659 37,251,757 55,010,971 16,710,000 $ 336,198,197

Federal Aid 11% Sales Tax 31% State Aid 13%

Impact of Largest State Mandates on the Ulster County Budget
State mandates are laws or regulations that require the County to provide specific programs and services with little or no State financial support. State mandates are the costliest services included in the County budget and have a direct impact on the total real property taxes that are levied each year. Approximately 70% of total County spending is State mandated. In 2014, spending on major State mandated programs in Ulster County continued to increase while all other program spending decreased by 12%. In Ulster County, 100% of every dollar in real property tax is used to pay for State mandated programs and services.

Major State Mandates
Medicaid Public Assistance/Safety Net Child Welfare Preschool Special Education Early Intervention Indigent Legal Services Probation Youth Detention Pensions Jail Totals 2013 Adopted Budget $ 44,787,266 18,125,454 37,015,389 13,316,797 3,316,797 3,019,171 4,462,956 700,000 19,516,998 18,795,761 163,056,589 2014 Adopted Budget $ 45,015,524 19,624,897 38,830,144 13,336,777 2,465,953 3,076,367 4,119,083 650,000 17,766,220 18,800,122 163,685,087 Percent Change 0.51% 8.27% 4.90% 0.15% -25.65% 1.89% -7.71% -7.14% -8.97% 0.02% 0.39%

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