GENESEO, N.Y., Nov. 17, 2023 – The Livingston County Board of Supervisors recently voted to adopt a local law authorizing the override of the County’s tax levy limit for 2024.
The local law, which will take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State, allows the County to maintain flexibility in the process of finalizing its 2024 fiscal year budget as it may be necessary to override the limit on the amount of real property taxes that may be levied by Livingston County.
LOCAL LAW NO. 8-2023 OVERRIDING THE TAX LEVY LIMIT FOR LIVINGSTON COUNTY FOR THE 2024 FISCAL YEAR
Be it enacted by the Livingston County Board of Supervisors as follows:
Section 1. Legislative Intent
The Livingston County Board of Supervisors has determined that it is important to maintain flexibility in the process of finalizing the 2024 fiscal year budget, and it may be necessary to override the limit on the amount of real property taxes that may be levied by Livingston County for the coming fiscal year 2024.
Section 2. Tax Levy Limit Override
The Livingston County Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized to override the tax levy limit for Livingston County for the 2024 fiscal year, if the Board deems it necessary for the County to adopt a budget for the 2024 fiscal year that requires a real property tax levy greater than the tax levy limit otherwise prescribed by Section 3-c of the General Municipal Law.
Section 3. Authority
This local law is adopted pursuant to subdivision 5 of General Municipal Law Section 3-c, which expressly authorizes the Livingston County Board of Supervisors to override the tax levy limit by the adoption of a local law approved by a vote of sixty percent (60%) of the Board.
Section 4. Effective Date
This local law shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State.
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About Livingston County:
Founded in 1821, Livingston County, N.Y., is home to more than 61,000 residents in 17 towns located across 631 square miles of the Finger Lakes region.