[HISTORY: Adopted by Dutchess County as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency — See Public Authorities Law Art. 8, Title 13-D.
Mailing of tax statements — See Real Property Tax Law § 922.
CODE OF LOCAL LAWS REFERENCES
Taxation — See Ch. 264.
[Adopted 10-15-2003 by L.L. No. 4-2003]
It is hereby determined that New York State imposed Medicaid costs have become an undue burden upon counties and that the taxpayers of Dutchess County should be informed of the amount of local property tax dollars that are required to cover this mandate.
In addition to the information set forth in § 922 of the Real Property Tax Law, the real property tax statement may separately list the amount attributed to Medicaid costs in the County portion of the statement.
[Adopted 10-10-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]
The Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency, a public benefit corporation, created pursuant to the Dutchess County Resource Recovery Act (New York Public Authorities Law § 2047-a et seq.), provides an environmentally sound waste disposal option for Dutchess County residents through its waste-to-energy facility. Dutchess County is obligated by contract to pay that portion of the Agency's operation and capital costs not covered by the Agency's revenues (the "net service fee"). Funds to pay the net service fee are raised through the general County property tax levy. The County's net service fee obligation is increasing because of the cost of environmental initiatives pursuant to the Clean Air Act and companion legislation. Separately describing the County's net service fee obligation to the Agency will increase taxpayer awareness of the costs of proper disposal and recycling services separate from the costs of other County services. This will allow for an independent evaluation of how effectively and efficiently both the County and the Agency are delivering services for the taxpayers.
In addition to the information required by § 922 of the Real Property Tax Law, each real property tax statement may, by note, separately describe, for present and/or past years, the County's net service fee obligation to the Resource Recovery Agency.