Rockland County legislators approved a real property tax
rate hike of 10.38 percent for 2014. The increase raises the tax rate per
thousand dollars of assessed home value from the 2013 rate of $2.51 to $2.89 in
2013 or by 38 cents.
The legislators voted Monday night and approved the total property tax levy of $105,960,167 for the county. The adopted 2014 county budget is $752,6.45,134.
Budget & Finance Committee Chair Michael Grant said the approved budget is almost $9 million less than what was originally proposed for the coming year.
The real property tax rate rose from the initial 9.9 percent increase projected by County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef. Legislators had amended Vanderhoef’s proposed budget; however he vetoed 16 of their changes. Legislators overrode 10 of the vetoes, which resulted in a budget increase of $460,167.
The Executive Summary of the budget can be reviewed here.
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