Senator Kemp Hannon, R-Garden City, announced that Governor Cuomo has issued Executive Orders setting a Dec. 4 due date for school tax payments that had been due on Nov. 6 due to the after-effects of Super Storm Sandy which ravaged Long Island and the East Coast on Oct. 29.
“I’m pleased the Governor has extended the deadline for school tax payments,” Hannon said. “It will give residents some extra time to deal with storm recovery and restoration, and allow them to focus their energies on rebuilding their homes and their lives.”
The following school districts have opted to allow the extension, and more may be added retroactively: Franklin Square, Garden City, Seaford, Bethpage, Hempstead, Levittown, Island Trees, Westbury, Uniondale, East Meadow, North Bellmore, West Hempstead, Hicksville, Wantagh, Plainview/Old Bethpage, Plainedge, Farmingdale and Massapequa.
“Residents of this County were dealt a terrible blow by Sandy,” Hannon added. “The school tax payment extension will at least give us a bit more time to put our things in order without worrying about having been late with a payment due to the wrath of Mother Nature.”