Sunday, May 1, 2011

Long Island Property Taxes 2010-2011 School Vote

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Long Island School Budget Vote 2011-2012 Results

Voters in 123 Long Island districts had the chance to vote on their school taxes, budgets and on school board candidates. Six school budgets were defeated in Nassau County and four were rejected in Suffolk County. Officials say the average school budget on Long Island included a tax hike of about 3.4 percent.


  • There are 124 school districts on Long Island who vote on School Vote Day.
    (May 18th).
    56 in Nassau
    68 in Suffolk
  • 2 budgets were defeated on the 1st vote last year
    Both went directly to a contingency budget
  • Districts currently on contingency:
    NASSAU (0)

    SUFFOLK (2)
    Shoreham-Wading River
  • Wyandanch has the largest proposed tax levy increase on Long Island & in Suffolk County.West Hempstead has the largest proposed tax levy increase in Nassau County.
  • 8 districts have a zero proposed tax levy increase or a decrease in the proposed tax levy.  
    Valley Steam 24          -0.89%
    Fire Island                  0.00%
    East Quogue              -0.07%
    Westhampton Beach   -0.43%
    Oysterponds              -0.44%
    Bridgehampton          -0.73%
    Shelter Island            -0.79%
    East Hampton         -2.08%
  • Average proposed school tax levy increases across Long Island are 3.41%
    Nassau 3.38%
    Suffolk  3.45%
  • Proposed budget spending increases across Long Island are 2.36%
    Nassau 2.54%
    Suffolk 2.21%
  • Highest Proposed Tax Levy Increases



    West Hempstead   9.40%
    Westbury              6.88%
    Seaford                5.97%
    Freeport               5.45%
    Lynbrook              5.42%



    Wyandanch           13.94%
    Sag Harbor           11.58%
    Montauk                 9.80%
    William Floyd           8.53%
    Elwood                   7.21%
  • School districts that operate under a contingency budget in the 2010-11 school year will have their spending increase capped at 0.00% over the last year’s budget.  According to the law, the contingency budget cap is equal to the lesser of 120% of the calendar year average CPI (consumer price index) or 0.00%.

    Proposed School Tax Levy Increases:

                                2010           2009        2008         2007      2006         
    Nassau               3.38%        2.87%       4.04%       4.22%      5.1%           

    Suffolk               3.45%        2.55%        3.68%       5.28%     6.6%       

    Long Island        3.41%       2.72%         3.87%       4.72%      5.8%         
    Total Spending    2.36%      2.35%        5.09%       6.05%      6.6%       

1 comment:

Tax Crisis said...

Is this going to provide any back taxes help?

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Long Island Property taxes most important issue, say LIers

No surprise here ! To stop this ridiculous rise in property taxes we have to educate our fellow LIers and contact your representative that they should demand Speaker Silver respond to the pleas of homeowners across the state and support a property tax cap in New York. It has already passed the senate but is being stalled in the Assembly by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

Also this year we are seeing some enormous rise in property taxes in school districts such as
William Floyd 12.47% and Seaford 8.99%. Some school districts such as Middle country is resorting to blackmailing its residents. The deal for districts residents is either approved a 6.68% increase or the district is going to force 21.61% increase in tax levy.

Published by THOMAS MAIER at Newsday

By a wide margin, property taxes are the most important issue facing Long Islanders, according to a Newsday / News 12 Long Island / Siena Research Institute Poll. Property taxes were cited overall by 45 percent of respondents, more than twice the 21 percent who cited "availability of good jobs" as the second most pressing issue for Long Islanders. "Property taxes are really an issue here because it keeps the young people from staying on Long Island and it will prevent the older people from staying, too," Tafuri explained.

Property taxes also are a large part of why the 57 percent of those polled said Long Islanders are headed in the "wrong direction" rather than the "right track" in the poll. A similar margin said New York State was headed in the wrong direction as well.

Property taxes are a particularly raw issue in Nassau County, where 53 percent cited them as the biggest issue, compared to 36 percent in Suffolk. Islandwide, Republicans and people 55 years or older complained about property taxes the most. "The Democrats love to spend money and they have to get it from the taxpayers," said one poll respondent, a retired Republican who lives on Nassau County's South Shore.

School costs - the biggest part of property tax bills - were also on the minds of Long Islanders who cited "the quality of public schools" among their top concerns. "The first thing I would do is eliminate tenure for teachers in public schools to cut costs," said another poll respondent, a 50-year-old Garden City man who is a Republican and who did not want to give his name. Although he was happy that his two children attending local schools got a good education there, he said his family's property tax bill has been overwhelming.

Property taxes hit a chord with all respondents, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, location or party affiliation. In addition to identifying the most important issue, the poll underlined the intensity of Long Islanders' general feelings about property taxes, with 86 percent calling the issue "very important" and 11 percent as "somewhat important." Crime, schools, good jobs and health care also received strong reactions, with traffic congestion and the local environment getting milder reactions.