Villages in Rockland Tax Increases

Four villages in Rockland County surpassed the state mandated two percent tax cap when they turned in their budgets on Friday. Spring Valley, Pomona, Suffern, and Haverstraw residents will most likely see major increases in property taxes this year, due to the inability to pass budgets that remained below the tax cap. The Spring Valley board approved a $29.4 million budget but were unable to adopt a law by the deadline that would have allowed them to spend money that goes above the cap. Taxes will increase 8.35% for residents. In Suffern taxes will go up 16%, plus a 4.5% sewer charge increase, and 5% increase for water, after the approval of a $12.9 million budget. In Pomona a budget of $2.4 million was approved for 2015-2016. Taxes for the Haverstraw section of the village will increase by 48.6% and 42.4% for the Ramapo section. Haverstraw’s new budget of $9.19 million means a 5.7% increase for residents.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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