The 2017-18 Village property tax bills have been mailed as of May 31, 2017.
Pursuant to New York State law, Village taxes are due and payable between June 1, 2017, and July 1, 2017, inclusive, without penalty. Payments may be made by mail, online (by check or credit card) and in person at Village Hall, 369 Neighborhood Road, Mastic Beach, New York 11951 (between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday except for holidays).
Effective July 2, 2017, penalties and fees for unpaid taxes are 5% during the month of July 2017 and 1% for each month thereafter.
All Village taxes and fees unpaid as of October 1, 2017, will be transmitted to the Town of Brookhaven Assessor's Office for collection on the 2017-18 Brookhaven Town tax bill with potential, additional penalties, fines and interest added.
ASSERTIONS THAT VILLAGE TAXES NEED NOT BE PAID DURING THE DISSOLUTION PROCESS ARE FALSE.
Additionally, as required by New York State law, the Board of Trustees in April 2017 was required to adopt a full year’s budget for the new fiscal year that commenced on June 1, 2017. The law does not permit the proration of Village tax bills. Accordingly, any and all unencumbered funds that may be available after the Village’s dissolution date (December 31, 2017) will be used to reduce the Village’s debt (most notably to pay off scheduled bond principal and interest payments resulting from the purchase several years ago of the Village Hall building and to settle pending litigation against the Village). Unencumbered funds are those that may be available after all outstanding bills received after January 1, 2018, for expenses the Village incurred on or before December 31, 2017, are paid.
Dated: May 31, 2017
Revised: June 2, 2017