COLLINS - The town of Collins is looking to override the tax levy limit once again. In order to pass the local law, the town must hold a public hearing.
The town moved at its last board meeting to hold a public hearing at the next meeting on Monday at 7:30 p.m.
Supervisor Dave Tessmer explained this is what the town did last year. The law will protect the town in case the tax levy exceeds the two percent.
"It is not our intent to increase the tax cap but it is strongly suggested that municipalities pass this law so they are pretty much covered," Tessmer said.
This coverage would allow the town to exceed the tax limit if any circumstances were to arise during the budget process and the tax levy could not be below 2 percent. This is "identical law" from last year, Tessmer said. This law has to be passed each year by the town.
The board passed the social media and internet policies. The board also reminded there is no trash day in September and the mobile food pantry will be at the L.K. Painter Center on Sept. 26 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. For more information on the town, visit www.townofcollins.com.
Mitch Martin from Sen. Patrick Gallivan's office said the state Department of Transportation is going to look into a possible traffic study at the intersection of Route 39 and Bagdad Road for a flashing light being put in.
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