Friday, July 14, 2017

Comprehensive Review of Saugerties Police Merger


POLICE MERGER IMPACT ON PROPERTY TAXPAYERS


Property Tax on Police Services ($200,000 home)

2010 – Pre Merger

2017

Savings/Increase
Village Taxpayer
$889.20
$290.29
Savings of $598.91 or 206.3%
Town Taxpayer
$207.87
$290.29
Increase of $82.42 or 39.6%

2017 Saugerties Police Budget with Fringe Benefits
$3,688,306
43% of General Fund
2017 Saugerties Property Tax on Police Services
($200,000 home)
$440.90

SPENDING (Excluding Fringe Benefits)
2011 Saugerties Police Budget
$1,811,500
25.3% of General Fund
2017 Saugerties Police Budget
$2,428,438
28.3% of General Fund
Total Spending Increase 2011 to 2017
$616,938
Ave Increase – 5.7%/yr
 of Inflation – 1.5%








PERSONNEL SPENDING
2011 Saugerties PD Total Personnel Budget
$1,572,500
86.8% of Police Budget
2017 Saugerties PD Total Personnel Budget
$2,428,438
85.6% of Police Budget
Ave. Increase – 5.4% per yr


Saturday, June 10, 2017

2016 - Highest Paid Employees in the Ulster County Government

Highest paid Ulster County employees in 2016 according to SeeThroughNY.


Rank
Employee
Department
2016 Salary
1
Julita Adamczak
Mental Health
$229,679
2
Howard Gottlieb
Mental Health
$222,439
3
James Standefer
Mental Health
$198,997
4
Carol Smith
Public Health Dir.
$167,653
5
Holley Carnright
District Attorney
$166,657
6
Edwin Brewster
Sheriff
$149,627
7
Vincent Altieri
Sheriff
$133,091
8
Michael Hein
County Executive
$133,060
9
Allen Rowe
Sheriff
$130,267
10
Robert Sudlow
Dep. County Exec.
$127,800

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

How to Grieve your Assessment

Many Saugerties property owners were notified recently of higher assessed values.  Assessed values are important because it determines the amount of property taxes paid on a parcel.  A higher assessment doesn't necessarily mean property taxes will increase.

If you don't agree with your new assessment, you can file a grievance with the Saugerties Assessor on or before Grievance Day - Tuesday, May 23, 2017.  The Board of Assessment Review will meet from 4pm to 8pm that day at the Saugerties Senior Center on Market Street.

Click here to view an instructional booklet on how to grieve your assessment.  

To file a formal complaint, it must in writing and submitted on a required form - RP-524,  Click here to download this form.  

Click here to see an overview on the State's Grievance Procedure.  

Click here for the link to the Saugerties Assessor's Office.

Click here for a link to see your 2017 assessed value (click on public access).