TRUMANSBURG VILLAGE BOARD
REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
56 East Main Street, Trumansburg, NY 14886
March 9th, 2020
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Trumansburg Village Board of Trustees will hold a Public Hearing at 7:00 pm, March 9th, 2020 at the Regular Monthly Board Meeting in the Main Meeting Room of the Trumansburg Village Hall located at 56 E. Main Street, Trumansburg, New York.
The purpose for the Public Hearing is to take comments on proposed Local Law 3 of 2020 titled
Proposed Local Law 2 of 2020
A LOCAL LAW providing the flexibility and ability to override the tax levy limitations established by General Municipal Law §3-c.
BE IT ENACTED by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Trumansburg, County of Tompkins, as follows:
Section 1. Legislative Intent
It is the purpose and intent of this local law to allow, if determined necessary and/or appropriate, for the Board of Trustees of the Village of Trumansburg to adopt a budget for the fiscal year commencing in 2020 that requires a real property tax levy that is in excess of the tax levy limit as defined by General Municipal Law §3-c.
It is the determination of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Trumansburg that the property tax cap enacted by the State Legislature in 2011 is patently unfair to the residents of the Village of Trumansburg and would severely curtail the ability of the Village of Trumansburg to provide necessary local services to Village residents, due in large part to the unfunded mandates being passed on unabated to local municipalities such as the Village. It also is the determination of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Trumansburg that to meet the dates by which the 2020 – 2021 budget must by State law be adopted, the Village requires the flexibility and ability which this local law would provide. Thus, it is in the best interests of the Village of Trumansburg and its residents that the within Local Law be enacted.
Section 2. Authority
This local law is adopted pursuant to subdivision 5 of General Municipal Law §3-c, which expressly authorizes a local government’s 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 Limit Override
The Village Board of the Village of Trumansburg, County of Trumansburg is hereby authorized, if determined necessary and/or appropriate, to adopt a budget for the Village of Trumansburg for the 2020-2021 fiscal year that requires a real property tax levy in excess of the amount otherwise prescribed in General Municipal Law §3-c.
Section 4. Severability
If any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, or part of this Local Law or the application thereof to any person, firm or corporation, or circumstances, shall be adjudicated by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unconstitutional, such order or judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the reminder thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the 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 adoption, and a copy thereof shall be transmitted to the New York State Secretary of State.
Copies of proposed Local Law 1-2020, in its entirety, are available at the Village Clerk’s Office between the hours of 8:00 am – noon and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 8:00 am – 1:00 pm on Friday.
BY ORDER OF THE VILLAGE BOARD
Tammy J Morse