Board members approved a decision to appeal the state Supreme Court ruling last month that dismissed the district’s petition challenging the tax agreement with Nine Mile Point Unit I. The board also approved the proposed budget for 2011-2012. The budget proposal is $74, 744,748 and contains a zero percent tax levy increase.
The Oswego City School District’s challenge regarding the tax agreement Oswego County and the town of Scriba have with Nine Mile Point Unit I was dismissed last week in state Supreme Court.
UPDATED: Following an executive session Monday night, the Oswego City School District board of education voted 6-1 to sue over the tax agreement for Nine Mile Point Unit I. They hired Binghamton real estate and assessment attorney Paul Sheppard. â€œAt this time, we are investigating the proper vehicle for challenging the tax assessment agreement regarding the Nine Mile Point No. 1 facility,â€ explained Bill Crist, superintendent.
The Oswego County Legislature voted 23-0-2 Thursday night to join the town of Scriba in accepting a one-year PILOT (Payment In Lieu Of Taxes) agreement with Constellation (owner of the Nine Mile Point Unit I nuclear power plant). Of the three entities involved, the town of Scriba voted to accept the deal while the Oswego City District Board of Education voted against it.
At its meeting Tuesday, the Oswego County Legislatureâ€™s Nuclear Plant Tax Status Committee approved two resolutions dealing with Nine Mile Point Unit I. It would provide for a one-year PILOT deal with the nuclear power plant. Scriba has voted to accept the deal; the Oswego school board voted against it.
The Oswego City School District Board of Education will conduct two public hearings tonight (May 18)Â at the Education Center Board Rooms. Both public hearings will focus on the status of Nine Mile Point Unit 1.
The residents of the Oswego City School District and town of Scriba will have the opportunity to comment on the tentative tax agreement between local school â€“ government officials and the Nine Mile Point I nuclear facility.
A “tentative” tax agreement is reportedly in place between local school – government officials and the Nine Mile Point I nuclear facility. It nearly triples the amount paid by the facility. Complete terms of the pact haven’t been made public.
The amendment changes exemptions granted to the nuclear power generators in 2001 so that they expire with the current tax agreement, rather than 2016.
The public hearing on the amendment to change the power plants’ exemptions so that they would expire with the current tax agreement, rather than 2016 will be held Feb. 25. A hearing on possible salary hikes for 3 county officials is set March 11.