The town total assessment for 2013 was $1,534,225,391. For 2012, it was $1,588,351,433.
If the total raised by taxes remained the same, you would still have to make up the percentage that the $541,216,042 contributed.
It will not remain the same. Bob has an almost 4% increase in the town taxes, and they will override the tax cap next week. There is a public hearing tonight, but I’m taking the night off, and I bet almost everyone will.
Add to that Lake Peekskill and Mill Ponds will take a hit.
I heard from a Supe elsewhere who has more than a 2% cut in his budget, with a new Town Hall, 2 trail bridges, and a 2% increase for employees. It can be done.
Aside from taxes, Bob-O does not believe in global warming, he supports fracking and will not pass a resolution to keep fracking fluids off our roads, He says a resolution is just a resolution. It is not a law.