Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) today announced that he successfully fought for thousands of dollars to benefit the Town of Huntington and Suffolk County Villages.
"Local governments are the backbone of our community, and I want to make sure that the Town of Huntington and the Villages of Asharoken, Northport, Lloyd Harbor and Huntington Bay get their fair share," Senator Marcellino said.
The funding will be included in the state budget, which the Senate and Assembly passed last week. Overall, the budget increases aid to local governments by $57 million over last year. The Senate fought for a 3.75 percent increase in aid to towns and villages, along with a minimum increase of $500 to assure that each village gets a reasonable hike in aid.
Senator Marcellino said that this year’s budget pays particular attention to local government’s need to control property tax increases.
"Taxpayers and local government talked, and we listened," Senator Marcellino said. "We increased aid to cities, towns and villages, and we capped local government spending on fast-growing programs like Medicaid."
The Town of Huntington is to receive $910,743, and the Village of Northport is to receive $43,210, the Village of Asharoken is to receive $3,059, the Village of Lloyd Harbor is to receive $12,265 and the Village of Huntington Bay is to receive $7,094 according to Senator Marcellino.
"This is good news for taxpayers in Suffolk County Villages and the Town of Huntington," Senator Marcellino said.