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"Allegany County has had no substantial growth...in the past five years" - seeks sales tax extension

This resolution will be voted on when the Allegany County Legislature meets February 24.

Intro. No. 48-20                                             RESOLUTION NO.                               Page 1 of 1 pages

                                                                                                                                         

REQUESTING STATE LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATIVES TO INTRODUCE AND SEEK PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION AUTHORIZING ALLEGANY COUNTY TO CONTINUE THE ADDITIONAL ONE AND ONE-HALF PERCENT COUNTY SALES TAX FOR THREE YEARS

 

Offered by: Ways & Means Committee

 

            WHEREAS, the only two substantial sources of tax revenue available to Allegany County are real property and sales, and

 

WHEREAS, Allegany County is at its sales tax limit, and

 

            WHEREAS, by Chapter 61 of the 2017 Laws of the State of New York, the County of Allegany was authorized to impose an additional one and one-half percent sales tax for the period December 1, 2017,  to November 30, 2020, and

 

WHEREAS, by Resolution No. 169-2017, such additional sales tax was imposed for such period, and

 

            WHEREAS, Allegany County is presently at 82.33 percent of its constitutional taxing limit for real estate taxes, and

 

            WHEREAS, Allegany County will be at 100 percent of such constitutional taxing limit if such additional sales tax is not reauthorized, and

 

            WHEREAS, Allegany County has had no substantial growth in real estate assessed valuation in the past five years, and

 

            WHEREAS, in Allegany County’s current economic situation and in order to preserve essential services, any substantial increase in real estate taxes would put in financial jeopardy the County's large percentage of senior citizens with fixed incomes who would have no choice but to pay such taxes out of such fixed incomes, now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED:

 

            1.         That the Allegany County Board of Legislators requests our State legislative representatives to introduce and seek passage, in the State Senate and Assembly, legislation to authorize Allegany County to continue the additional County sales tax of one and one-half percent for at least the period December 1, 2020, to November 30, 2023.

 

            2.         That the Clerk of this Board is directed to send copies of this resolution to Senator George Borrello and Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio.

 

 

I,  Brenda Rigby Riehle,  Clerk of the Board of Legislators of the County of Allegany,  State of New York,  do hereby certify that the foregoing constitutes a correct copy of the original on file in my office and the whole thereof of a resolution passed by said

 

Board on the ________ day of ________________________ 20______.

____________________________________________ Dated at Belmont, New York this _____ day of ____________ 20_____

        Clerk, Board of Legislators, Allegany County

Moved by _____________________ Seconded by _____________________  VOTE: Ayes_____Noes_____Absent_____Voice_____

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