The public hearing on a proposal to override Cuomo's two percent tax cap will take place at the Tuesday, Dec. 4 meeting of the Northport Board of Trustees at 6 p.m.
A public hearing on a proposal to override Cuomo's two percent tax cap will be rescheduled, the Northport Village Clerk announced Tuesday. The hearing was originally scheduled for Tuesday at 6 p.m. but will be rescheduled by the Northport Board of Trustees in a special meeting on Wednesday at 8 a.m.
The public hearing is in regards to proposed local law D, authorizing a property tax levy in excess of the limit established in municipal law § 3-c which establishes a real property tax levy cap for local governments. The proposed law is as follows:
Section 1. Legislative intent
It is the intent of this local law to allow the Village of Northport to adopt a budget for the fiscal year commencing March 1, 2012 that requires a real property tax levy in excess of the “tax levy limit” as defined by General Municipal Law §3-c.
Section 2. Authority
This Local Law is adopted pursuant to subdivision 5 of General Municipal Law §3-c, which expressly authorizes a local governments governing body to override the property tax cap for the coming fiscal year by the adoption of a local law approved by a vote of sixty percent (60%) of said governing body.
Section 3. Tax Levy Override
The Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Northport, County of Suffolk , is hereby authorized to adopt a budget for the fiscal year commencing on March 1, 2013 that requires a real property tax levy in excess of the amount otherwise prescribed in General Municipal Law §3-c.
Section 4. Severability
If a court determines that any clause, section, paragraph, subdivision, or part of this local law or the application thereof to any person, firm or corporation, or circumstance is invalid or unconstitutional, the court’s order or judgment shall not effect, impair or invalidate the remainder of this local law, but shall be confined in its operation to be clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, or part of this local law or in its application to the person, individual, firm or corporation or circumstance, directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment or order shall be rendered.
Section 5. Effective date
This local law shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State.
Patch will update this article with the decided upon date of the public hearing.