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  • focusartUse New York's Settlement Funds Windfall for Municipal Infrastructure

    NYCOM's first "Issues in Focus" policy brief focuses on the proper use of New York State's $5.1 billion in bank settlement funds. NYCOM's report calls on the Governor and the State Legislature, when determining the allocation of such funds over the coming months, to do so according to three guiding principles:

    1. Use for Non-Recurring Expenses
    2. Invest in Municipal Infrastructure as the Foundation to Economic Development
    3. Use Existing Programs to Allocate Funds Widely, Efficiently and Fairly

    • Click HERE for a copy NYCOM's report, "New York's Settlement Monies and the Need for Municipal Infrastructure Funding."
    • Click HERE for a copy of NYCOM's news release summarizing the key aspects of the report.

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    PROPERTY TAX FREEZE

    • FISHKILL | DEC. 10 (1-3 p.m.)

    Governor Cuomo and the State Legislature enacted the Property Tax Freeze as part of the 2014-15 State Budget. In order for residents to be eligible for the Freeze Credit, local governments have to meet certain requirements including compliance with the tax cap and the development and submission of a Government Efficiency Plan.

    CLICK HERE FOR WORKSHOP DETAILS AND ONLINE REGISTRATION.

  • votingREGISTRATION IS OPEN 
    for the 2015
    VILLAGE ELECTION WORKSHOPS

    "The Workshops are ideal for both the newly appointed village clerk and the veteran village clerk that is looking for a refresher in village election law."

    PITTSFORD • Friday, Jan. 9 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    FISHKILL • Tuesday, Jan. 13 | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    PLAINVIEW • Wednesday, Jan. 14 | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!
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    STOP THE TAX SHIFT
    Tax Shifting is Bad for New York

    The New York State Conference of Mayors created a single-issue website www.StopTheTaxShift.org, to defend taxpayers from tax shifts that may be pushed from the state onto cities and villages.

    Local officials and private citizens can and should use this site as a resource to help educate state leaders, legislators and opinion makers on those state mandates that are the key culprits in obstructing local officials efforts to control spending and property taxes.


  • mix13THE MIX
    Municipal Innovation eXchange

    The Municipal Innovation eXchange (The MIX) is a collaborative effort of the four statewide local government associations that represent every municipality and school district in the state. NYCOM, the NYS Association of Counties, the Association of Towns of the State of NY, and the NYS School Boards Association have created The MIX to help local governments maximize their effectiveness and efficiency through education, compiling and sharing local success stories, identifying and reforming barriers to efficiency, and establishing standards for evaluating when a shared service makes sense.

    Click HERE for presentation materials from June 19th.

    For more information on The MIX, follow @TheMIX_NYS on Twitter, or contact the NYCOM office.

ALBANY ACTION

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NYCOM's Report, "New York's Settlement Monies and the Need for Municipal Infrastructure Funding"

Mayors Call for Dedicating Bank Settlement Funds to Staggering Municipal Infrastructure Needs | News Release | Nov. 14

NYCOM Statement on Newly Announced Pension Contribution Rates

Property Tax Freeze Fact Sheet & Guidance Document

Guidelines for CHIPS Funding Including Clarification of ADA Compliance Requirements

2014 Summary of Legislation (as of Nov. 14)

LET NY WORKA historic coalition united in the pursuit of significant mandate relief

UPCOMING EVENTS


Doing Business with the EFC: Funding Opportunities for Water & Wastewater Infrastructure
Dec. 2 - Westchester

Land Use & Sustainable Dev. Conference-Transitioning Communities
Dec. 5 - White Plains 
REGISTER HERE

Local Fiscal Stress: State Austerity Policy & Creative Local Response
Dec. 9 - Saratoga Springs
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NYCOM Property Tax Freeze Workshop
Dec. 10 (1-3pm) - Fishkill
REGISTER HERE

NYCOM Village Election Workshops
Pittsford - Jan. 9 | Fishkill - Jan. 13 | Plainview - Jan. 14
REGISTER HERE

NYCOM's Winter Legislative Meeting
Feb. 8-9 - Hilton Albany

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