Lansing Town budget exceeds tax cap

The Lansing Town Council held a special meeting on Sept. 30 to discuss various items in the proposed 2020 budget. One discussion that took place was focused on this year’s tax cap. Town Bookkeeper Charmagne Rumgay said the town is currently over the cap by about $10,000.

Rumgay said the majority of that total is because the town added a new water district this year, although Town Supervisor Edward LaVigne said he disgreed somewhat with that assessment.

“I have a hard time saying that adding a water district all of a sudden [puts the town] over the tax cap, because these are self-funded districts,” LaVigne said. “And for some reason that goes into the calculation because it is a tax increase.”

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