ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The proposed Elmira City budget goes into effect immediately, after the council did not formally request any changes to the operational budget.

Back in December, the budget was unveiled. Since then, the Council and elected leaders worked on the budget during four workshop meetings.

The proposal included a 17% property tax hike.

Changes were made to the capital budget, however, no changes were made to the operating city budget.

Michael Collins, Elmira City Manager, said, "We did make changes to the capital budget, because there were no changes to the proposed budget, it did not have to go on to a vote by city council tonight because of the charter. If no changes are made to the operating budget, then my budget that I proposed goes into effect."

The changes to the capital budget still have to be approved by the council.