Wednesday, April 25, 2018



Port Jervis council again votes to override tax cap

PORT JERVIS – It’s a preemptive move some county and municipal governing bodies do in advance of budget season, to give themselves some breathing room. A state law, enacted a few years ago, limits local budget tax increases to about two percent, depending on a formula that can vary from year to year.

Overriding the cap requires a super majority.  The Port Jervis Common Council voted unanimously Monday night, on the annual local law, introduced by Lisa Randazzo.

 “To adopt the budget for city purposes and override the limit on the amount of real property taxes.  If for some reason we do not need this, we would then repeal this law after July.”

The 2018 budget, adopted on a second try in December, raised the tax levy by just over eight percent, which was above the tax cap for this year. 


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