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Public Hearing- 7pm: A local law to Override the Tax Levy Limit

September 22, 2020


Please take notice that the Ulysses Town Board will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, September 22 at 7pm on a proposed Local Law To Override the NYS tax levy limit as allowed by General Municipal Law §3-C.

Access details for how to participate in the Public Hearing shall be posted on the Town of Ulysses website at www.ulysses.ny.us at least 24 hours prior to the date of the hearing. All persons wishing to comment in favor or against the proposed Local Law may attend virtually or send comments in advance to the Town Clerk at 10 Elm St., Trumansburg NY 14886 or via e-mail to clerk@ulysses.ny.us by 5pm on Sept. 22, 2020.

The proposed law reads as follows:

Be it enacted by the Town Board of the Town of Ulysses as follows:

Section 1. Legislative Intent: It is the intent of this local law to override the limit on the amount of real property taxes that may be levied by the Town of Ulysses, County of Tompkins pursuant to General Municipal Law §3-c, and to allow the Town of Ulysses, County of Tompkins to adopt a town budget for (a) town purposes, (b) fire protection districts, and (c) any other special or improvement district, and Town improvements provided pursuant to Town Law Article 12-C, governed by the Town Board for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2021 and ending December 31, 2021 that requires a real property tax levy in excess of the “tax levy limit” as defined by General Municipal Law §3-c.

Section 2. Authority: This local law is adopted pursuant to subdivision 5 of General Municipal Law §3-c, which expressly authorizes the Town Board to override the tax levy limit by the adoption of a local law approved by vote of at least sixty percent (60%) of the Town Board.

Section 3. Tax Levy Limit Override: The Town Board of the Town of Ulysses, County of Tompkins is hereby authorized to adopt a budget for the fiscal year 2020 that requires a real property tax levy in excess of the limit specified in General Municipal Law §3-c.

Section 4. Severability: If any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, or part of this Local Law or the application thereof to any person, firm or corporation, or circumstance, shall be adjusted by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unconstitutional, such order or judgment shall not affect, impair, or invalidate the remainder thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, or part of this Local Law 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.

Section 5. Effective date: This local law shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State.

AND FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town Clerk file this local law with the Secretary of State as required by law.


PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that at the aforementioned time and place, all interested residents will be afforded an opportunity to submit written and oral comments in person or as represented by an agent.

Carissa Parlato
Ulysses Town Clerk