Dear Village Residents,
In the year 2000, Onondaga County adopted a resolution providing for the distribution of a portion of the County’s three percent sales tax to each city, town, village and school district in Onondaga County. This resolution expires on December 31, 2010. There is a possibility that no revenues will be specifically set aside for distribution to each affected municipal entity after December 31, 2010.
The Village of Solvay receives 19% of our budget from sales tax revenues. Estimated revisions by the county could result in a loss of approximately $103,000 which we would have to pass on to the taxpayers by increasing their taxes and/or reducing services. This is a conservative estimate.
We are struggling to repair our infrastructure for which we receive no stimulus money. We cannot afford to lose any revenues.
At the February 2, 2010 Session of the Onondaga County Legislature, a resolution was adopted establishing the Sales Tax Review Committee and calls for six committee meetings with a final report being issued to the Legislature no later than May 1, 2010.
Village officials will have an opportunity to give a presentation to the Sales Tax Review Committee on Monday, March 15, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. in the Legislature Chambers, 401 Montgomery Street, Court House, Room 407, Syracuse, NY 13202.
We are asking for your support. Please contact the village office at 468-1670 x 210 if you are able to attend the public hearing on March 15, 2010. If you are unable to attend and would like to show your support, please send a letter of support to the following address. A sample letter is attached.
Village of Solvay
1100 Woods Road
Solvay, NY 13209
If you would like more information regarding sales tax distribution, please contact the Village Treasurer’s Office.
Thank you for your continued support.
Kathleen Marinelli, Mayor
Village of Solvay
To the Onondaga County Legislature:
I am asking you to continue giving the Village of Solvay a portion of the County’s three percent sales tax. We cannot afford an increase in taxes or to have any Village services reduce.
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