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Jan 23, 2017 11:32 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Quogue Village Sets Hearing To Discuss Piercing Tax Cap

Quogue Trustee Randy Cardo, left, and Mayor Peter Sartorius during Friday's Board of Trustee's meeting. AMANDA BERNOCCO
Jan 23, 2017 11:47 AM

Quogue Village Board members on Friday introduced a proposed law that, if adopted, would allow them to pierce the state’s cap on the tax levy with the village’s 2017-18 budget.

Mayor Peter Sartorius explained at the board’s monthly meeting that it has not yet begun preparing next year’s spending plan, which takes effect on June 1. The board approved a similar law last year even though the current year’s $8.23 million budget, which carries a tax levy of $6.646 million, ended up not piercing the cap.

A public hearing on the resolution has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 7, starting at 4 p.m., at Village Hall on Jessup Avenue.

If the law is adopted, the board would be allowed to pierce the cap that allows up to a 1.15 percent increase this year.

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The population of Quogue, NY is 979. $8.23 million divided by 979 is $8406 for every man, woman and child in Quogue.

What are you folks buying for $8400 per person over there?
By davidf (325), hampton bays on Jan 23, 17 12:52 PM
Wow
do you really think that is how taxes are raised?
Total Budget / # of people in a town = taxes
By Qguy (27), quogue on Jan 23, 17 2:44 PM
Sounds to me like the question was a cost/benefit question- NOT a "how a taxes raised question". Anyway politicians like spending other peoples money- look at WHB. The general feeling is- 1. The summer people who keep our taxes low won't mind because they have lots of money. 2. we will do it when they are not here to voice any objection. 3. We have lots of high pensions to support so what the hay. But davids is correct- what are you getting for $8,400 pp?
By realistic (472), westhampton on Jan 23, 17 6:10 PM
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Many of the houses along Dune Road are owned by corporations that are subsidiaries of larger corporate entities, therefore the property tax is deducted from State and Federal tax, so the tax burden of common citizens is increased by this amount.

So the question remains, as a citizen of Quogue Village do you feel you are getting $8400 of government service for each man, woman and child in your house? A family of 4 should $33,000 per year of value.

Do you get free healthcare? Do ...more
By dfree (818), hampton bays on Jan 24, 17 8:21 AM
Population counts, tend to be of year round residents and does not reflect second home owners who arent around during surveys. So I think your math might be off by a fair amount.
By North Sea Citizen (568), North Sea on Jan 24, 17 9:56 AM
That's not really the point, is it? The point is the residents of Quogue Village get $8400 per person per year, both from themselves and from property taxes that summer residents pay. What do you all get for that? And if your answer is, "we get to send our high school age kids to Westhampton High", how many high school age kids do you all have? What would the family of the high school age kids say if you told them "we will give you a voucher for $30,000 instead of the $35,000 per year we pay ...more
By davidf (325), hampton bays on Jan 24, 17 12:47 PM
You are getting your village limits mixed up. The Hills PDD is in East Quogue, Quogue village has a completely separate school/tax district from East Quogue.
By weaver (18), southampton on Jan 24, 17 1:25 PM
Simple math
Simple thoughts
By Qguy (27), quogue on Jan 25, 17 7:14 AM
Don't kids in East Quogue go to the Quogue elementary school and then Westhampton Middle School and High School? And doesn't the developer of that golf course promise money to the East Quogue school board? And doesn't that mean they can be charged even more for sending their kids to Quogue and Westhampton schools?

What are the residents of Quogue Village getting for their $8400 per person per year?

It stinks like day old fish.
By dfree (818), hampton bays on Jan 25, 17 8:49 AM
East Quogue kids go to East Quogue Elementary, a K-6 school then go to WHB, Quogue kids go to Quogue Elementary a k-6 school then the WHB. If an EQ kid goes to Quogue they pay tuition.
By SaraBelle (1), East Quogue on Jan 25, 17 9:16 AM
So, how many kids in Quogue are covered by this $9.9 million budget? 40? 70? It seems to me that the residents of Quogue Village would be better off giving everyone with a school age kids a $25,000 voucher for each kid to go to a private school of their choice rather than give Westhampton $35,000 per kid.
By dfree (818), hampton bays on Jan 26, 17 10:42 AM