Resolution No. 406

Accepting The Accounting Of Unpaid School Taxes For The 2019-2020 School Year, Directing Payment To The School Districts, And Directing Relevying Pursuant To New York Real Property Tax Law – Department Of Finance

Resolution Information




Referred to:  The Ways and Means Committee (Chairwoman Archer and Legislators Gerentine, Maio, Joseph Maloney, Petit, Rodriguez, and Ronk)


Chairwoman of the Ways and Means Committee, Lynn Archer, and Deputy Chair Richard A. Gerentine offer the following:


WHEREAS, this resolution has been submitted by the County Executive on behalf of the Department of Finance; and 


WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 1330(4) of New York Real Property Tax Law, the Ulster County Commissioner of Finance is required to pay to school districts (not including city school districts) the amounts of school taxes that are unpaid as of a date certain deadline; and


WHEREAS, the date certain deadline for payment of school taxes for the 2019-2020 school year is November 22, 2019; and


WHEREAS, all school tax payments not received by the end of the business day on November 22, 2019 must be reported as unpaid; now, therefore, be it


RESOLVED, that the Ulster County Legislature hereby authorizes the amounts of unpaid school taxes for the 2019-2020 school year to be paid by the Ulster County Commissioner of Finance to those officers charged by law with the custody of school district monies, and together with seven percent of the combined amount of principal plus accrued interest, be relevied via the 2020 general tax upon the real property upon which the school taxes were originally imposed, so long as the accounts of unpaid school taxes for the 2019-2020 school year have been filed with the Clerk of the Ulster County Legislature prior to the relevying of the unpaid taxes; and, be it further


RESOLVED, that when such relevy (the unpaid tax, accrued interest, plus seven percent on the sum of both) is collected, the same shall be returned to the Ulster County Commissioner of Finance to reimburse the County for the amount advanced and for the expense of collection,


and move its adoption.








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Passed Committee: Ways and Means on ____________.





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Updated: October 21, 2019