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William R. Steinhaus
Dutchess County Executive
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countyexec@co.dutchess.ny.us

For Immediate Release

November 4, 1999

Steinhaus Announces Proposed County Property Tax Cuts by Community

Poughkeepsie, NY - County Executive William R. Steinhaus today is pleased to announce that in his year 2000 Executive Budget, which includes his 5th property tax cut in 8 years, the overall 4% decrease in the County's property tax levy is projected to reduce the county property tax rate in every community in Dutchess County.

"We are particularly pleased our current projections reveal taxpayers in every community will benefit from our proposed property tax cut," Steinhaus stated. "The property tax levy is apportioned to the various communities based on relative property values as established by formulas set out in state law."

The Year 2000 Executive Budget includes a property tax levy of $51,585,477 which is 4% less than the current levy of $53,735,447. Steinhaus stressed the importance of not only stabilizing, but also utting the county's portion of property taxes to encourage economic development and j ob growth while preserving the county's quality of life.

"Companies are attracted to stability which is why I have worked so hard to make Dutchess County a stable environment," Steinhaus noted. "As companies expand and create jobs, our residents benefit. But stable taxes also help our retired residents who live on a fixed income and young families just starting as homeowners."

Today the average county portion of property taxes on a property estimated at $100,000 is $406.75. The estimated tax in the Year 2000 on the same piece of property will be $392.78. Certain communities, such as East Fishkill, will see their county portion of property taxes drop by as much as 9.45%.

"Through the restructuring and effective management of county government, we have once again reduced the county portion of property taxes while continuing to provide quality services to our residents," Steinhaus stressed. "In the next four years the residents of Dutchess County can count on us to continue these efforts."

2000 Estimated Taxes on Proposed Tax Levy of $51,585,447
TOWNS 1999 ESTIMATED TAX 2000 ESTIMATED DIFFERENCE % CHANGE
  Based on $100,000 Market Value Based on $100,000 Market Value For $100,000 Market Value  
Amenia $405.25 $390.25 ($15.00) -3.70%
Beekman $374.97 $366.13 ($8.84) -2.36%
City of Beacon $424.81 $404.90 ($19.91) -4.69%
Clinton $394.49 $384.65 ($9.84) -2.49%
Dover $405.84 $386.80 ($19.04) -4.69%
East Fishkill $386.58 $350.03 ($36.55) -9.45%
Fishkill $409.39 $398.41 ($10.98) -2.68%
Hyde Park $414.69 $403.30 ($11.39) -2.75%
Lagrange $350.71 $339.90 ($10.81) -3.08%
Milan $380.38 $369.12 ($11.26) -2.96%
Northeast $489.09 $470.73 ($18.36) -3.75%
Pawling $394.68 $384.70 ($9.98) -2.53%
Pine Plains $402.25 $390.01 ($12.24) -3.04%
Pleasant Valley $403.31 $391.59 ($11.72) -2.91%
Town of Poughkeepsie $379.78 $376.90 ($2.88) -0.76%
City of Poughkeepsie $421.67 $400.96 ($20.71) -4.91%
Red Hook $384.08 $370.72 ($13.36) -3.48%
Rhinebeck $396.24 $382.63 ($13.61) -3.43%
Stanford $478.63 $460.24 ($18.39) -3.84%
Union Vale $387.18 $383.77 ($3.41) -0.88%
Wappinger $420.76 $407.47 ($13.29) -3.16%
Washington $443.81 $428.02 ($15.79) -3.56%
Average Tax $406.76 $392.78 ($13.97) -3.41%

Source:   Dutchess County Real Property Tax Office


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