North Rockland S.D. taxpayers fear no end in sight to whopping tax increases

Posted: Updated:

A huge tax hike in the North Rockland School District has residents fearful about what they will be paying in the years to come.

The huge increase is the result of a recent court ruling involving the Mirant energy company and the district. Mirant was seeking refunds for years of over-payments at its Lovett station in Haverstraw and the Bowline plant in Stony Point. Now the district owes Mirant $221 million so taxpayers are paying an extra $15 million this year. The supervisor of Stony Point says he expects things to get a lot uglier next year, which worries residents.

With the tax increase, as well as the revaluing of property in Haverstraw, the supervisors for Stony Point and Haverstraw are asking the state to take a bigger portion of the debt.

Related Information: North Rockland S.D. residents crushed by $15 million tax increase

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."