TOWN OF MAINE
DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY OF PROPOSED
OF LIGHTING DISTRICTS 1, 2 AND 3
The Town of Maine
previously established Lighting Districts 1, 2 and 3 and assessed an additional
tax to pay for the costs of maintaining and operating street lights in the Town.
After a detailed examination, the Town Board
has determined that the budgets for the lighting districts are insufficient to
cover the current and future costs of lighting.
The Town has calculated that the lighting district taxes would need to
be increased significantly if the districts are not dissolved. The Town of Maine General Fund has sufficient
surplus monies to cover the entire costs of the lighting districts without the
need to increase taxes. There is no
expected fiscal expense to the dissolution and all assets of the lighting
districts will become assets of the Town of Maine, which will continue to service
and maintain the street lights.
Proposed Dissolution Plan is available for public review and examination at the
Maine Town Hall, 12 Lewis Street, Maine, New York 13802 and http://www.townofmaine.org/.