County Executive’s Corner: “Back in Black”

County Executive’s Corner: “Back in Black”

By County Executive Day To quote the AC/DC song of the same name, “I’ve been too long I’m glad to be back.” For the first time since 2006, Rockland has an unassigned positive fund balance in its general fund (a surplus). Almost $6.3 million to be exact. While that may not sound like a whole […]

Taxes stay flat for 2018 in Town of Stony Point

Taxes stay flat for 2018 in Town of Stony Point

BY KATHY KAHN Stony Point’s 2018 budget may have exceeded the tax cap (4.77 percent increase in the tax levy), but there is good news for both residents and business: due to new revenues flowing in from Spectra Energy, taxpayers will see no increase in their bills next year. The town board closed its public […]

Budget & Finance Committee Requests Chargeback Relief from Albany

BY MICHAEL RICONDA New City – In a unanimous decision, the county legislature’s budget & finance committee approved a memorializing resolution calling on the state legislature and governor to resolve problems with the state’s chargeback system for community colleges at its March 12 meeting. The resolution came in response to Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) […]

Rockland County Legislature Sets Tax and Rent Rates for 2013, Extends Date for Abolishing Positions

BY MICHAEL RICONDA The Rockland County Legislature met for a special assembly on December 27 to approve tax and rent rates for 2013 and set effective dates for the abolition of certain positions, as outlined in the newly-passed 2013 budget. The Legislature approved the levying of tax rates for the county, towns, districts, and other […]

Despite Discontent, County Legislature Approves Outside Legal Aid for Dispute

BY MICHAEL RICONDA New City – Amid debate, the Rockland County Legislature’s Planning & Public Works and Budget & Finance committees approved an extension of their agreement with the law firm of Harris Beach, PLLC to continue litigation stemming from a particularly difficult lawsuit filed against the county by West Gate Landscaping, Inc. The suit, […]

Rockland County Legislature Schedules Hearings on New Deficit, Tax Information Laws

BY MICHAEL RICONDA The Rockland County Legislature discussed and set December 4 as the date for a series of public hearings addressing the deficit and taxation in the county. To be discussed at the hearings are the Rockland County Deficit Reduction Act (RCDRA), a law which will allocate money toward eliminating the deficit, the legislature’s […]