As most of you know, LIPA and National Grid, owners of the Northport Power Plant, are trying to reduce the assessment on the plant by 90%. If they succeed our school district will be adversely affected and property taxes will rise. A decision regarding the issue, which has been in litigation since 2010, is expected very soon.
The district is requesting that Governor Cuomo and the State Legislature immediately intervene and direct LIPA to agree to a reasonable and equitable settlement proposal. Dr. Banzer, Superintendent of schools, has prepared letters, to be sent enmass, to the Governor and our legislators in Albany. The R-UTN joins the district in asking all local residents to print out and sign these letters, and return them to the welcome desk at any of the district schools. The district will send them in bulk to each party to make sure they know how many people in the district are very concerned about the LIPA suit and the litigation.
Download the letters and Make our voices heard in Albany!
If you have the time, please then take five more minutes and place a call to our elected officials at both the State and Federal levels at the numbers listed below and express your concerns:
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo: (518) 474-8390
NY Senator John Flanagan: (631) 361-2154
NY Senator Carl Marcellino: (516} 922-1811
NY Assemblyman Andrew Raia: (631) 261-4151
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer: (202} 224-6542
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: (202) 224-4451
U.S. Congressman Thomas Suozzi: (631) 923-4100