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Perinton Community Discussion / Fairport Village Taxes by Street Address
« Last post by Erie Canaller on April 04, 2020, 11:19:48 am »
Found this on the ECNA site. I hope they do all the streets in Fairport

https://ecna.us/uncategorized/fairport-village-tax-information-street-level/
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General ECNA Discussion / Bin Day!
« Last post by Michael Caswell on April 03, 2020, 09:50:24 am »
Here's something to brighten everyone's day. Try this idea out on your neighbors! Lets see if we can get some videos together for some smiles on these dark days!

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/embed/p088jmqf/52147740

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The ECNA is conducting a few polls, for members & guests, regarding what people like most about living in older Villages along the Erie Canal.

It's hopefully going to start a new conversation in our area about the "value" we are getting for the high cost of having this lowest level of New York State government still operating. Even though NYS Lawmakers have already stated that Village Government is a burden to taxpayers, and an unnecessary level of legislation that can be consolidated or dissolved. They have sited the excessive VILLAGE government as one of the reasons why New York is the HIGHEST taxed state in America

Lawmakers said all this in 2010 when they passed the New York State Government Reorganization And Citizen Empowerment Act, or GRACE Act


You can read about that here: https://ecna.us/nys-govt-reduction-act-village-dissolution/



 

If own a home and you live in any Village within New York State, you are "blessed with having to pay an "extra" Property Tax every year. It's used to support local Village Government, it's called the Village Tax, and the majority of it pays for a redundant layer of government, though salaries, health care & pensions.

The rest of the Town only pays School & County Tax bills, which also found the Town your Village is a part of.

The Villagers pay this third tax simply because they are a "captive" audience, there homes lie within something called an Incorporated Village Boundary. Inside the line you are forced to pay on average about $17,000 per DAY to have a Village Government make decisions for the 2 square miles of land your home resides in. Some villages, with less "fluff" may pay around $4000, some Villages are costing these select taxpayers as much as $30,000 per day to run.

If you are across the street from the Village Line, you pay nothing, even though you most likely use the same Village as much as your neighbor.

And all of this EXTRA TAX is not required according to the GRACE Act & NYS Lawmakers. Because the TOWN already is providing the same type of service, to many more residents all around the Village, usually for a better value for all.

In fact the Lawmakers are so certain that the Town & Village residents will be MUCH better off if they consolidate the Village into the Town (or Dissolve it Outright) that they are willing to PAY for the Government Reorganization Study & Plan and also offer any Towns that have a village dissolve additional State Funding to pay for more work that the Town may have inherited with the change.

The ECNA is advocating for Village Leadership to accept the GRACE Act findings and ask the State of NY to help Village Taxpayers get some much needed relief.  We are simply asking Village Leadership to order the Government Reorganization Plan themselves, from the state, and serve their constituents to the best of their ability by accepting that local government can be more efficient with less layers, less bureaucracy and elimination of Village Taxes 

Please take the time to answer the Poll, let your voice be heard.

You can check on your own Village Reorganization efforts here:  https://ecna.us/grace/

Or Scan the QR Code with your Smartphone Camera



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The ECNA is conducting a few polls, for members & guests, regarding what people like most about living in older Villages along the Erie Canal.

It's hopefully going to start a new conversation in our area about the "value" we are getting for the high cost of having this lowest level of New York State government still operating. Even though NYS Lawmakers have already stated that Village Government is a burden to taxpayers, and an unnecessary level of legislation that can be consolidated or dissolved. They have sited the excessive VILLAGE government as one of the reasons why New York is the HIGHEST taxed state in America

Lawmakers said all this in 2010 when they passed the New York State Government Reorganization And Citizen Empowerment Act, or GRACE Act


You can read about that here: https://ecna.us/nys-govt-reduction-act-village-dissolution/


 

If own a home and you live in any Village within New York State, you are "blessed with having to pay an "extra" Property Tax every year. It's used to support local Village Government, it's called the Village Tax, and the majority of it pays for a redundant layer of government, though salaries, health care & pensions.

The rest of the Town only pays School & County Tax bills, which also found the Town your Village is a part of.

The Villagers pay this third tax simply because they are a "captive" audience, there homes lie within something called an Incorporated Village Boundary. Inside the line you are forced to pay on average about $17,000 per DAY to have a Village Government make decisions for the 2 square miles of land your home resides in. Some villages, with less "fluff" may pay around $4000, some Villages are costing these select taxpayers as much as $30,000 per day to run.

If you are across the street from the Village Line, you pay nothing, even though you most likely use the same Village as much as your neighbor.

And all of this EXTRA TAX is not required according to the GRACE Act & NYS Lawmakers. Because the TOWN already is providing the same type of service, to many more residents all around the Village, usually for a better value for all.

In fact the Lawmakers are so certain that the Town & Village residents will be MUCH better off if they consolidate the Village into the Town (or Dissolve it Outright) that they are willing to PAY for the Government Reorganization Study & Plan and also offer any Towns that have a village dissolve additional State Funding to pay for more work that the Town may have inherited with the change.

The ECNA is advocating for Village Leadership to accept the GRACE Act findings and ask the State of NY to help Village Taxpayers get some much needed relief.  We are simply asking Village Leadership to order the Government Reorganization Plan themselves, from the state, and serve their constituents to the best of their ability by accepting that local government can be more efficient with less layers, less bureaucracy and elimination of Village Taxes 

Please take the time to answer the Poll, let your voice be heard.

You can check on your own Village Reorganization efforts here:  https://ecna.us/grace/

Or Scan the QR Code with your Smartphone Camera



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The Penny Pincher / Re: Canal Food!
« Last post by Michael Caswell on April 01, 2020, 05:10:01 pm »
My business does a lot of trading with China. (It's because America doesn't make much anything any more) We have a lot of friends there, so I asked one if he could tell me their favorite recipe for carp.

He obliged.


1 carp filleted and cut into pieces.
Fresh Ginger root, Sliced in 1/8" thick pieces, about ten
Appropriate amount of salt
1 Green onion diced
A piece of white jade tofu (Just tofu)
Some fresh Coriander  (if you like it)




2.Cut ginger into slices, 3-5mm thick, 6-8 slices.Cut tofu into small pieces for use.

3.Heat the wok, add olive oil,add ginger slices(Olive oil must cover the ginger slices)
Stir fry the ginger twice. When the ginger turns yellow, put the whole fish or fish in it.
4.Stir fry the two sides of the fish a little. When you see that some of the fish turn yellow, add water.(You don't need to fry the whole fish to yellow, just a little bit of the meat to turn yellow)
5.Cover the fish with water, and/or just some beer.
6.Maximum heat, cover and stew for 10 minutes
7.Put in the cut tofu and simmer for another 10 minutes (Less firepower)


8.Add some salt and a few drops of vinegar.

You can choose not to put tofu in
A successful fish soup is similar in color to milk, and it is very delicious.


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Perinton Community Discussion / Re: Do you know what happened in 2018?
« Last post by Doug K on March 31, 2020, 08:59:15 am »
Yes.

In June of 2018 the Erie Canal Neighbors Association came into existence with the task of correcting the mis-information being spread by a Facebook group regarding Earthen Dam Safety in our community.

We investigated the facts, found the breadcrumb trail of how Embankments had become unsafe in the first place, and led the effort to bring facts & truth to other canal neighbors who were being confused by the mixed messages they were hearing in the press & from Facebook.

And here we are, almost 2 years later, still fighting the same disinformation campaign, from the same Facebook group, and wondering why the public is so easily convinced to follow the "wrong path home".

And since 2018, the ECNA had also sought the truth & facts on other Erie Canal topics, like Reimagine the Canals & Canal Village Reorganization. Just so others can gain from a little work on our part to uncover the truth and put in an easy to understand format, in a place everyone can share. On the www.ecna.us website.

Once again, we will try to help people understand the FACTS and help wade through the fiction that so many others want to add to these new conversations , in hopes of steering the conversation away from the truth.

Our advice remains the same, Be sure you do your homework before deciding what path to follow.
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Perinton Community Discussion / DON'T PAY YOUR VILLAGE & TOWN TAXES!
« Last post by Michael Caswell on March 30, 2020, 06:57:35 pm »
If you are out of work, recently unemployed, or had your business closed, the FIRST thing you need to do, is conserve every penny you can. Paying Perinton Town, Fairport School and Fairport village taxes, is the last thing that should be on your list.
A new ruling says you can't be evicted etc. if you don't pay rent etc. for 90 days. Take advantage of it.

WHY?  These establishments have been frittering away our hard earned money for years. Our taxes are the worst of all the town and villages on the Erie Canal corridor.

Just look at these figures -


AND worse, there is no official statement mentioning any attempt to help those in need, reduce our taxes, or even delay any payments.  Local government management etc. expect to be fully employed, and get full pay, on the backs of people who are out of work!

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Perinton Community Discussion / Business as usual?
« Last post by Michael Caswell on March 30, 2020, 10:24:01 am »
The Fairport Brewing Company, owned by Tim Garman, conducts a daily interview with local people called The Daily Toast. Yesterday, Tim chatted with our Village Mayor Julie Domaratz.
Here's the interview Go to facebook dot com- fairportbrewingcompany -- videos  -2789529204417945/

I gleaned from this interview that the property Tax bills will go out in June, the same as usual, with nothing changing. I must say, I find that very disturbing.
We have a large service industry in this village comprised of restaurants, stores and many other businesses that are considered 'non-essential'. So what does that mean? Most of those businesses employ people who are low paid workers, and now they are collecting unemployment. They are also likely to be renting property and not able to pay their rent, as are the small business owners leasing their premises. The knock-on effect of this is horrific.

One landlord I know who has several properties said he's going to have to find $18,000 to cover the shortfall. New laws prohibit eviction proceedings for non payment up to 90 days. This encourages folks to withhold their payments.
 
Yet, those with 'government jobs' in the village, (those being paid some 40% above other villages employees), are expecting no layoffs, and no pay cuts. THAT folks, is unsustainable.

Our taxes are way out of control as it is. Our expenditure is also way out of control, compared with other canal villages.



Our officials need to make some tough decisions, get their heads out of the sand, and start making HUGE cuts in every area possible. If that means layoffs, so be it. Take unemployment like the majority here.

It means looking at every aspect of expenditure and slashing it. Lets not hang about with this. Get It Done!


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Perinton Community Discussion / Re: Do you know what happened in 2018?
« Last post by Michael Caswell on March 29, 2020, 08:32:15 am »
Here are some answers.

https://fairportcapitalprojects.org/about-transportation-project/transportation-faq/

No mention of how many voted for this project.
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