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Oswego School Board Hires Binghamton Attorney To Sue Over NiMi I Tax Deal

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. “At this time, we are investigating the proper vehicle for challenging the tax assessment agreement regarding the Nine Mile Point No. 1 facility,” explained Bill Crist, superintendent.

County Approves One-Year PILOT With Constellation

Legislator Mike Kunzwiler, standing center, makes a point  regarding the tentative agreement prior to the legislature’s vote  Thursday night. Looking on, from left in foreground, are legislators  Terry Wilbur and Morris Sorbello. In background from left are Jacob  Mulcahey and Fred Beardsley.

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.

Public Hearing Set On County Nuke Deal

The Nine Mile Point nuclear station, with Nine Mile 1 on the left  and Nine Mile 2 and its signature cooling tower on the right. Photo ©  Constellation Energy Group, Inc. 2008

At its meeting Tuesday, the Oswego County Legislature’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.

School District To Hold Two Public Hearings

The Oswego City School District Board of Education will conduct two public hearings tonight (May 18)  at the Education Center Board Rooms. Both public hearings will focus on the status of Nine Mile Point Unit 1.

Meeting Set On Tentative Tax Agreement

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.

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