Mamaroneck Town Budget Projected to Exceed Property Tax Cap

The Town of Mamaroneck will hold a public hearing on Dec. 5 to hear the community's feedback on overriding the property tax cap.


Although the Town of Mamaroneck was able to avoid an override of the two percent property tax cap in last year's budget, this year, an increase may be inevitable.

The preliminary 2013 budget—available on the town's website here—calls for a 6.3 percent increase in the tax levy for 2013.  

"If we make the decision to continue with our services at the level they are at now and accept the budget that's been presented to us by staff we would have to override the tax levy cap," said Town Supervisor Nancy Seligson at last night's board meeting.

In order for the town to exceed the tax cap, the board must first pass a resolution that allows the board to vote to override the cap. Following the resolution, the decision to override must be approved by a majority vote from the board.

Last year's $21.3 million budget fell within the constraints of the cap.

"We all think that this is a smart idea to provide this option going forward for the budget for 2013," said Seligson.

A public hearing on the property tax cap legislation will take place at the Dec. 5 board meeting at 8 p.m.

John Fitzgerald November 20, 2012 at 06:01 PM
So the bogus 2% tax cap is overridden by two votes of the same board that proposes to raise the tax more than 2%. How many local politicians ran for relection on this fraud? Answer: Alll of them
Nice Cup of Joe November 21, 2012 at 02:16 PM
So that's it ? Submit budgets and override the cap?.... that was easy. If municipal employees expect to keep their overly generous retirement packages and their collectively bargained pay increases should they not be asked to do more with less. That's all I hear in the private sector?
ll November 27, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Absurd. Please click on the budget link above. Can someone explain why real property taxes appear to have increased from $21million to $31million from 2011 to 2012? 2013 projections show $38 million. This "newspaper" needs to do a little more analysis instead of just quoting the Town Supervisor. The Town's website is of no help in explaining the budget. Meeting minutes from the last 3 board meetings have not even been posted. Other than attending meetings how are residents supposed to stay informed? We need a real newspaper and more transparency.


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