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Old 05-03-2018, 12:43 PM
 
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we go again.

I don't know about you folks but Farmingdale in the ever-judicious spending of our taxes is expending precious funds on Landscaping.

How about spending some of those bucks on increasing our students E-D-U-C-A-T-I-O-N

parking lots, pools, grass, installation of irrigation systems. FABULOUS
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Old 05-03-2018, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Massapequa
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The proposed Farmingdale budget has a percent increase greater than the CPI, therefore I will be voting no.
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Old 05-03-2018, 06:27 PM
 
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The proposed Farmingdale budget has a percent increase greater than the CPI, therefore I will be voting no.
Without even knowing why they are piercing the ceiling?
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Old 05-03-2018, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Massapequa
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Without even knowing why they are piercing the ceiling?
Yes. Bonds for capital improvement are not part of the annual budget. There is no reason for it to go up by more than the rate of inflation.
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Old 05-03-2018, 09:05 PM
 
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Yes. Bonds for capital improvement are not part of the annual budget. There is no reason for it to go up by more than the rate of inflation.
According to this article, the Farmingdale SD is within the cap.

https://patch.com/new-york/farmingda...2018-19-budget
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Old 05-04-2018, 04:51 AM
 
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parking lots, pools, grass, installation of irrigation systems. FABULOUS
yea, I get it. our taxes are expensive, but are we really going to go after grounds and maintenance now too? you don't need a driveway, grass, or sprinklers are your house either.
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Old 05-04-2018, 05:35 AM
 
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My high tax school district Roslyn does fine with education part. I actually wish they would do more with grounds and maintenance at my kid's pre-k (Heights pre-k). Its dilapidated, looks like from the 3rd world with no AC. Doesn't even have a friggin parking lot and picking up/dropping off the kid is on the street. The average property tax in East Hills/Roslyn is 20k+ and we get this crap?
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Old 05-04-2018, 07:31 AM
 
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Commack school enrollment will be down three percent, budget increase almost three percent.
Makes perfect sense to me.
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Old 05-04-2018, 08:01 AM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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My high tax school district Roslyn does fine with education part. I actually wish they would do more with grounds and maintenance at my kid's pre-k (Heights pre-k). Its dilapidated, looks like from the 3rd world with no AC. Doesn't even have a friggin parking lot and picking up/dropping off the kid is on the street. The average property tax in East Hills/Roslyn is 20k+ and we get this crap?
It was the same way in GC with the primary schools. Teachers have to park on the street.
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Old 05-11-2018, 11:17 PM
 
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Commack school enrollment will be down three percent, budget increase almost three percent.
Makes perfect sense to me.
Same with Smithtown and Kings Park is over 4%. I believe the school districts are just getting warmed up Wait until the union can defeat Gov. Fredo's 2% tax cap, Long Island will be back to the days of 6%-8% budget increases per annum. And they're only deductible up to $10k.
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