Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) today announced that he successfully fought for thousands of dollars to benefit the Town of Oyster Bay and Nassau County Villages.
"Local governments are the backbone of our community, and I want to make sure that the Town of Oyster Bay and Nassau County Villages 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 Oyster Bay is to receive $1,435,693. He added that Bayville is to receive $37,013, Centre Island is to receive $2,975, Cove Neck is to receive $2,094, Matinecock is to receive $3,944, Mill Neck is to receive $4,588 Old Brookville is to receive $7,096, Lattingtown is to receive $5,212, Oyster Bay Cove is to receive $6,279, Muttontown is to receive $8,508, Old Westbury is to receive $15,054, Upper Brookville is to receive $5,040, Brookville is to receive $10494, Laurel Hollow is to receive $8249 and Sea Cliff is to receive $32,825 according to Senator Marcellino.
"This is good news for taxpayers in Nassau County Villages and the Town of Oyster Bay," Senator Marcellino said.