[Adopted 10-23-2008 by L.L. No. 7-2008]
Each town, village, and school district in Sullivan County shall include on the back of its real property tax bills and/or the back of its receipts for real property tax bills the then-current County budget, said summary to be provided by the County. As an alternative to printing such summary on the back of said bills and receipts, local tax collectors may include a separate sheet containing the County budget summary in the envelope with such bills and receipts.
The costs associated with the printing and inclusion of the County budget summary on the tax bills and receipts shall be borne by the respective town, village, or school district.
[Added 8-18-2011 by L.L. No. 3-2011]
It is the intent of this article to provide a mechanism to insure that, on an annual basis, citizens receive information with their tax bill concerning state and federal mandates.
The County Manager, the Clerk of the Legislature, and any other required statutory officer are hereby directed to identify, on a separate property tax line and description, that portion of each annual property tax bill dedicated to New York State Medicaid mandates, New York State Welfare mandates, other New York State mandates and all federal mandates within the taxing purpose section of each bill. There shall be a separate property tax line and description for County programs.
The County Manager, Clerk of the Legislature, and any other required statutory officer are hereby directed to take any and all action necessary to cause a tax bill flyer summarizing financial information regarding state and federal mandates to be included as an enclosure with each annual property tax bill. The tax bill flyer shall include the following sections:
Standard statement defining mandate(s).
Narrative summary of key financial impacts of state and federal mandates.
A chart illustrating mandated portions of the County budget.
A list of all the names, addresses and contact information of the Governor, and federal and state legislators representing areas of the County of Sullivan.
The procedures required by this article shall be carried out in addition to, and in accordance with, other annual tax billing procedures existent within the County of Sullivan.