Dear Editor, Mr. Gromack and the Town of Clarkstown Board:
I was extremely upset and disappointed when I read of your override of Governor Cuomo's 2% Tax Cap on Property Taxes. Instead, you all voted for a 6.2 % tax increase for the homeowners of Clarkstown.
I recently moved into West Nyack (August 2012) from Bedford, NY. What was one of the main reasons for moving from Westchester to Rockland? Property taxes that were too high to be affordable for the average working family. So now that we have moved to Rockland, we see the same problem with taxes rising out of control.
Governor Cuomo proposed the 2% cap because he realizes that working families are struggling too hard to keep their homes, and taxes just cannot keep going up every year. You will force homeowners to sell their homes, and who will be able to buy a home with exorbitant property taxes?
You as a Board need to be fiscally responsible to the citizens of your town and hold the tax increase to 2% as the Governor has proposed. I hope you will reconsider your decision and work for the benefit of the residents of the town of Clarkstown.