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West Seneca to hold hearing on overriding tax cap

West Seneca Town Board members said its plans to pass a local law allowing the town to override the tax cap doesn't meant the town will exceed the cap.

"We pass it every single year," Supervisor Sheila Meegan said.

The board scheduled a public hearing at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 on the law that would allow the town to override the cap.

Last year the board scheduled a public hearing to override the cap, but canceled it because the levy did not go above the cap.

The starting tax cap for local governments is 1.84 percent for the 2018 budget year. The tax cap, which went into effect in 2012, limits tax levy increases to the rate of inflation or 2 percent, whichever is less. There are some exceptions that may decrease or increase a municipality's cap.



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