SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy says, although the work is not over yet, the city finished the year of 2012 $3.5 million in the black.
McCarthy says the City Police and Fire Departments came in under budget, the city managed, rather than filled, certain positions when they became vacant. Even mowing the city's parks less and using less electricity in city buildings helped save money.
"It was just good management. We want to show the residents of Schenectady that we're trying to do the right thing for them," the mayor said.
McCarthy says the city also took hundreds of properties through tax foreclosures, prompting many delinquent homeowners to pay off their debts in the nick of time.
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