Letter: Don't raise taxes in Oyster Bay

Oyster Bay Town Hall on March 26, 2012 Oyster Bay Town Hall on March 26, 2012 Photo Credit: Nicole Bartoline

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The Town of Oyster Bay is discussing overriding the 2 percent tax cap ["Spending, taxes defended," News, Feb. 27].

Let's keep any tax increase to the 2 percent maximum instead of further burdening the taxpayers here. The town should try to maintain the same budget for the cost of government and use the 2 percent raise, if needed, for Sandy relief if the federal aid doesn't come through as expected.

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Raising taxes more than 2 percent to offset one-time storm expenses would increase the new baseline for future tax increases, and residents would pay it for years to come.

Robert Roedig, Farmingdale

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