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Local law #_____2020
A local law to override
the tax levy established in
General Municipal Law-3-c
Section 1. Legislative Intent
It is the intent of this local law to override the limit on the amount of real property taxes that may be levied by the Town of Massena, County of St. Lawrence pursuant to General Municipal Law 3-c, and to allow the Town of Massena, County of St. Lawrence to adopt a town budget for (a) town purposes, (b) fire protection districts and (c) any other special or improvement district governed by the Town Board for the fiscal year 2021 that requires a real property tax levy in excess of the “tax levy limit” as defined by General Municipal Law 3-c.
Section 2. Authority
This local law is adopted pursuant to subdivision 5 of General Municipal Law Section 3-c, which expressly authorizes the Town Board to override the tax levy limit by the adoption of a local law approved by a vote of sixty percent (60%) of the Town Board.
Section 3. Tax Levy Limit Override
The Town Board of the Town of Massena, County of St. Lawrence is hereby authorized to adopt a budget for the fiscal year 2021 that requires a real property tax levy in excess of the limit specified in General Municipal Law, 3-c.
Section 4. Severability
If in any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, or part of this Local Law or the application thereof to any person, firm, or corporation, or circumstance, shall be adjusted by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unconstitutional, such order or judgment shall not affect, impair, or invalidate the remainder thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, or part of this Local Law or its application to the person, individual, firm or corporation or circumstance, directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment or order shall be rendered.
Section 5. Effective Date.
This local law shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State.