Taxes top issues in Stony Point supervisor race

Choosing a candidate for Stony Point supervisor could most likely come down to the issue of taxes. Democratic incumbent Phil Marino is seeking his second two-year term. He says despite increased costs

News 12 Staff

May 28, 2014, 8:56 PM

Updated 3,653 days ago

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Taxes top issues in Stony Point supervisor race
Choosing a candidate for Stony Point supervisor could most likely come down to the issue of taxes.
Democratic incumbent Phil Marino is seeking his second two-year term. He says despite increased costs he has been able to keep the budget lean while dealing with the overwhelming Mirant issue.
Mirant's Lovett station in Stony Point was over-assessed for years and therefore owed big refunds from Stony Point and other towns and villages. To finance the Mirant settlement, the town had to issue a $10 million bond earlier this year, raising this year's tax rates more than 20 percent over last year's. The impact was devastating to homeowners and North Rockland's school budget. Marino says if re-elected, the fight for state funding for Mirant will continue.
Republican Jerry Rogers, an international banking retiree, is challenging Marino's post. Rogers says if elected, he has a three-point plan; one is to stabilize taxes, two is to expand the business corridor and the third is to develop the Letchworth property. Rogers says he wants to run Stony Point like a business and bring in revenue to pay for the aging infrastructure of the town. Rogers say it would also lessen the impact of Mirant.
Both candidates say they will spend the last remaining days before the election going door to door.


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