[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Freeport 12-16-2019 by L.L. No. 1-2019. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Due to the unfunded mandates forced upon municipalities by the Governor and State Legislature to comply with the new January 1, 2020, discovery statute, the Village of Freeport will have to pierce the property tax cap. To that end, this chapter will grant the Village of Freeport the ability to adopt a budget for the fiscal year commencing March 1, 2020, that requires a real property tax levy in excess of the "tax levy limit" as defined by General Municipal Law § 3-c.
This chapter is adopted pursuant to Subdivision 5 of General Municipal Law § 3-c, which expressly authorizes a local government's governing body to override the property tax cap for the coming fiscal year by the adoption of a local law approved by a vote of 60% of said governing body, which corresponds to a simple majority of the Board.
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Freeport, County of Nassau, is hereby authorized to adopt a budget for the fiscal year commencing March 1, 2020, that requires a real property tax levy in excess of the amount otherwise prescribed in General Municipal Law § 3-c.
If a court determines that any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, or part of this chapter or the application thereof to any person, firm or corporation, or circumstance is invalid or unconstitutional, the court's order or judgment shall not affect, impair, or invalidate the remainder of this local law, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, or part of this chapter or in its application to the person, individual, firm or corporation or circumstance directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment or order shall be rendered.
This chapter shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State.