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Port Jervis Mayor Delivers State of City Address, Not Seeking Reelection

In his 10th State of City address on Jan. 25, Port Jervis Mayor Kelly Decker recounted initiatives in the past year that improved the city’s recreational and cultural destinations and looked forward to future projects to make it an even more visitor-friendly place.  He highlighted the completion of a yearslong annexation project with the Town…


Port Jervis City Council Postpones Budget Vote Amid Continuing Work to Lower Tax Hike

After an hour-long discussion on Dec. 12, Port Jervis City Council couldn’t muster enough support for its expected nearly eight percent tax hike and postponed the budget vote to the next meeting. Councilman-At-Large Stanley Siegel told The Epoch Times on Dec. 13. “We are in a predicament. It is heartbreaking.” Over his 19 years in…


Port Jervis City Council Members Worry About Mayor’s Proposed Tax Hike

Two city council members in Port Jervis, New York, told The Epoch Times that the proposed city tax levy would make lives even harder for financially struggling residents. Mayor Kelly Decker proposed an 8.9 percent increase at the Oct. 3 city council meeting, which means an average resident would see a $315.30 increase on the…