West Seneca Proposes Tax Hike For Next Year
As you can imagine, the people of West Seneca aren't happy. Last year, the town supervisor proposed a 12% tax increase that ended up settling at over 8%.
This year, West Seneca is proposing a 4% increase. This comes days later after Cheektowaga proposed a tax increase for next year as well.
The town has been hit with some serious budgetary hits this year that were not budget for, like a $350,000 bill from the Buffalo Sewer Authority, we've been hit with several comp claims to pay up," said Meegan.
If the almost 4 percent tax hike is approved, houses valued at $150,000 would cost a taxpayer about $45 a year or $4 dollars more a month.
"Last year people were thinking it was 12 percent on the bottom line of their tax bill. We showed this year that it's only two lines that get affected on your tax bill, it is your general town tax and your highway tax," said William Hanley Jr., West Seneca Councilman.
At a public hearing for the 2019 tentative budget, residents expressed their concerns about spending. They would like to see more cuts in next year's budget", according to WIVB.