Today’s Question of the Day is: Patch reported this week that contract negotiations between Yorktown and its union employees have been complicated by the recent state enactment of a 2 percent cap on property tax increases.
The old contracts expired at the beginning of 2009 but negotiations are at a standstill pending more details from the state about the cap. Supervisor Susan Siegel has said that projected increases in health benefits and contracted pay hikes by themselves would exceed the allowable increase for 2012.
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To comply with the cap the town faces reducing services and/or finding additional revenue.
What services would you suggest cutting or eliminating? What additional sources of revenue might be tapped?
Please write your response in the comments.
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