Taxes, Taxes, Taxes

Success! Finally Getting it Fixed.

When I was elected, the Town Board unveiled their preliminary 2020 budget and — to nobody’s surprise — indicated that they wanted a 2.98% increase on the tax levy. That’s another 3%! When I informed them they could reduce that percentage by spending a small part ($140 thousand) of their 1.9 million dollar fund balance (that’s right, 1.9 million!), they ignored it.

I then told Supervisor Oliverio that I would never support another budget over the Tax Cap; never! That still holds true today, which I have expressed to Supervisor Oliverio several times.

I am happy to say that this year, for the first time in a decade, thethe town budget is under the tax cap. I am also proud to point out that myposition was the only change on the Town Board, and I was a significant force in making this a reality!

As Supervisor, I will never — never — present a budget that exceeds the Tax Cap! Write it down….never over the tax cap!

As Town Supervisor, I promise you to use extreme diligence over our community monies. Our community needs someone to pay closer attention to the tax stresses of our neighbors.

I am up to that task. I worked on the Board of Ed. for six straight years and kept our school tax increases under the tax cap every year.

To be clear, I am fiscally responsible. Although my wife might be more inclined to define it as “cheap,” I would prefer to say that I ask (read: demand) that we receive as taxpayers a dollar’s worth of value for every dollar spent.

Write it down….never over the tax cap!

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