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Report sketches out potential savings from eliminating Rye Town

Posted By Leah Rae On November 16, 2012 @ 8:00 am In Government & Politics,Mamaroneck,Police & Fire,Port Chester,Rye,Rye Brook,Rye Neck,Rye Town,Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

There’s a new report of interest to taxpayers in Port Chester, Rye Brook and Mamaroneck—or anyone who can’t resist a title like “Review of Governance and Service Alternatives.”

The report is the result of a study on whether it could save money to eliminate the Town of Rye, a thin layer of government that collects taxes in Port Chester, Rye Brook and a portion of Mamaroneck. This draft analysis describes a scenario that is projected to generate savings on property tax in all three places by replacing the town with three coterminous town-village governments. There are also costs, in the case of Rye Brook.

Have a look at the study, posted here [1] by consultants CGR, and let us know what you think. The study’s steering committee, made up of municipal officials, called the report merely a “starting point” for discussion and will hold a forum at 7 p.m. Nov. 28 in Rye Brook Village Hall. And if this is all new to you, you might want to start with our blog post on the five wackiest things about Rye town. [2]

(ADDED: Read our Sunday Journal News article on the report here [3].)

Here is a summary of the fiscal impacts of the CGR’s model for dissolving the town:

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1. Recurring savings of $25 on a $500,000 property in Port Chester, Rye Brook and Rye Neck by eliminating the Town of Rye property tax;
2. Recurring savings of $459 on a $20,000 property in that portion of the Village of Mamaroneck located in the Town of Mamaroneck (i.e. outside the Town of Rye) by eliminating the Town of Mamaroneck property tax;
3. Recurring savings of $52 on a $500,000 property in Port Chester, recurring costs of $22 on a $500,000 property in Rye Brook, and recurring savings of $72 on a $500,000 property in Rye Neck as a result of Town of Rye revenue reallocations, cost shifts and certain service adjustments that would be required by the elimination of the Town of Rye; and
4. One-time benefits from the disposition of certain Town of Rye assets and properties, valued at $1.42 million in Port Chester (the equivalent of $252 on a $500,000 property), $1.44 million in Rye Brook (the equivalent of $290 on a $500,000 property) and $0.80 million in Rye Neck (the equivalent of $199 on a $500,000 property).


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[1] posted here: http://www.cgr.org/ryetown/

[2] five wackiest things about Rye town.: http://soundshore.lohudblogs.com/2012/01/04/five-wackiest-things-about-rye-town/

[3] here: http://www.lohud.com/article/20121126/NEWS02/311260027/Study-lists-pros-cons-dissolving-Rye-town?odyssey=mod|newswell|text||s

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