Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Long Island School Budget Vote 2009-2010 Results, Ranked by margin of victory


Long Islanders headed to the polls Tuesday for what's frequently referred to as the Super Tuesday of School Voting.Results as of 11:30 p.m. Tuesday showed 118 budgets passing, two that failed and one tie. Last year, eight budgets failed to pass on the first vote.


In Shoreham-Wading River, residents shot down a spending plan that would've raised taxes by 27 percent – the highest by far on Long Island. There is no word yet if the budget will go back out for a re-vote. If not, the contingency budget will be put in place – a tax increase of 26 percent.

In Hempstead, the count was deadlocked at 401. Officials say they will check on affidavit ballots Wednesday. While the budget increase is just above the Long Island average, 48 teachers will lose their jobs in the proposed budget. School officials say if the district didn't layoff teachers, the budget increase would be 16 percent.


Overall, there were more than 400 races across the Island for school boards, propositions and school budgets in 124 districts up for vote Tuesday. The average proposed spending increase among Long Island's school districts is 2.72 percent.

Several other districts, including North Babylon, Sachem, Wyandanch and Brentwood, have also decided to lay off teachers in order to keep their budgets down.

Rank
School
District
YES
Votes
NO
Votes
Pass/Fail
(Pass-Fail)
(Diff)/Total
Vote%
1 Shoreham-Wading River 1238 2010 F -772 -23.77
2 Patchogue-Medford 2041 2386 F -345 -7.79
3 Remsenburg-Speonk 262 252 P 10 1.95
4 Miller Place 758 700 P 58 3.98
5 Levittown 2247 2072 P 175 4.05
6 Westbury 852 725 P 127 8.05
7 East Rockaway 576 488 P 88 8.27
8 East Islip 2314 1954 P 360 8.43
9 Brentwood 1091 892 P 199 10.04
10 Seaford 1446 1146 P 300 11.57
11 Carle Place 552 418 P 134 13.81
12 Cold Spring Harbor 424 321 P 103 13.83
13 Mattituck-Cutchogue 786 580 P 206 15.08
14 Valley Stream 30 1873 1374 P 499 15.37
15 Locust Valley 1350 988 P 362 15.48
16 Port Jefferson 407 297 P 110 15.63
17 Wyandanch 161 116 P 45 16.25
18 Commack 2632 1891 P 741 16.38
19 Port Washington 2785 1989 P 796 16.67
20 Elmont 950 678 P 272 16.71
21 South Country 1750 1248 P 502 16.74
22 Rocky Point 642 450 P 192 17.58
23 Northport-E. Northport 3260 2276 P 984 17.77
24 Floral Park-Bellerose 921 630 P 291 18.76
25 Middle Country 1749 1195 P 554 18.82
26 Manhasset 1599 1083 P 516 19.24
27 Sewanhaka 3648 2461 P 1187 19.43
28 Bayport-Blue Point 977 652 P 325 19.95
29 East Moriches 470 313 P 157 20.05
30 Kings Park 1777 1173 P 604 20.47
31 West Babylon 1207 785 P 422 21.18
32 Oyster Bay-E. Norwich 1121 725 P 396 21.45
33 East Quogue 395 253 P 142 21.91
34 Hewlett-Woodmere 1928 1234 P 694 21.95
35 Longwood 1914 1223 P 691 22.03
36 Massapequa 3301 2104 P 1197 22.15
37 Wantagh 2768 1752 P 1016 22.48
38 North Bellmore 1429 904 P 525 22.5
39 Westhampton Beach 319 201 P 118 22.69
40 Farmingdale 1963 1222 P 741 23.27
41 Mount Sinai 677 418 P 259 23.65
42 Lynbrook 993 612 P 381 23.74
43 Valley Stream 13 1156 712 P 444 23.77
44 Bellmore-Merrick 3611 2223 P 1388 23.79
45 Three Village 2569 1573 P 996 24.05
46 Plainedge 2162 1312 P 850 24.47
47 Tuckahoe 135 81 P 54 25
48 East Hampton 448 268 P 180 25.14
49 Valley Stream 30 439 262 P 177 25.25
50 Rockville Centre 1911 1140 P 771 25.27
51 Baldwin 1325 789 P 536 25.35
52 Malverne 862 509 P 353 25.75
53 Herricks 1385 817 P 568 25.79
54 Oceanside 1629 961 P 668 25.79
55 Riverhead 1950 1147 P 803 25.93
56 New Hyde Park 1117 651 P 466 26.36
57 Hicksville 1608 929 P 679 26.76
58 Hauppauge 1468 848 P 620 26.77
59 Hampton Bays 906 519 P 387 27.16
60 Island Park 382 218 P 164 27.33
61 Valley Stream 24 504 286 P 218 27.59
62 Central Islip 948 538 P 410 27.59
63 Merrick 932 526 P 406 27.85
64 Garden City 1185 665 P 520 28.11
65 Bay Shore 1497 838 P 659 28.22
66 Island Trees 869 486 P 383 28.27
67 Southampton 678 378 P 300 28.41
68 William Floyd 1545 850 P 695 29.02
69 North Merrick 624 343 P 281 29.06
70 Mineola 1088 595 P 493 29.29
71 Bellmore 877 479 P 398 29.35
72 Center Moriches 648 349 P 299 29.99
73 Long Beach 1789 963 P 826 30.01
74 North Babylon 1496 800 P 696 30.31
75 Southold 747 399 P 348 30.37
76 Eastport/South Manor 958 506 P 452 30.87
77 Syosset 2543 1336 P 1207 31.12
78 Comsewogue 770 392 P 378 32.53
79 Babylon 924 458 P 466 33.72
80 Sag Harbor 1211 599 P 612 33.81
81 Copiague 1177 570 P 607 34.75
82 West Hempstead 914 438 P 476 35.21
83 Half Hollow Hills 1816 865 P 951 35.47
84 Franklin Square 1071 509 P 562 35.57
85 Oysterponds 213 101 P 112 35.67
86 Plainview-Old Bethpage 2067 977 P 1090 35.81
87 East Meadow 2341 1106 P 1235 35.83
88 Uniondale 547 258 P 289 35.9
89 South Huntington 1884 888 P 996 35.93
90 Bridgehampton 325 150 P 175 36.84
91 Glen Cove 1207 553 P 654 37.16
92 Amityville 686 306 P 380 38.31
93 Smithtown 3244 1429 P 1815 38.84
94 Roosevelt 393 173 P 220 38.87
95 Lindenhurst 2777 1217 P 1560 39.06
96 East Williston 757 329 P 428 39.41
97 Jericho 1008 437 P 571 39.52
98 Huntington 1755 756 P 999 39.78
99 Elwood 1068 460 P 608 39.79
100 Shelter Island 304 127 P 177 41.07
101 Bethpage 1263 519 P 744 41.75
102 Sachem 3231 1310 P 1921 42.3
103 Roslyn 1608 641 P 967 43
104 Montauk 141 56 P 85 43.15
105 Harborfields 1721 679 P 1042 43.42
106 Springs 327 128 P 199 43.74
107 Amagansett 106 40 P 66 45.21
108 Sayville 1431 538 P 893 45.35
109 Freeport 1270 464 P 806 46.48
110 Islip 1397 508 P 889 46.67
111 North Shore 1787 615 P 1172 48.79
112 Deer Park 1367 460 P 907 49.64
113 Connetquot 2459 743 P 1716 53.59
114 West Islip 1815 527 P 1288 55
115 Sagaponack 25 5 P 20 66.67
116 Great Neck 1499 259 P 1240 70.53
117 Quogue 80 12 P 68 73.91
118 Greenport 331 49 P 282 74.21
119 Wainscott 198 29 P 169 74.45
120 Fishers Island 42 5 P 37 78.72
121 Fire Island 146 13 P 133 83.65

Source: New12.com

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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.