Mangano lays out tax plan for struggling Sandy victims

Floodwaters in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

Floodwaters in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. (12/11/12)

MASSAPEQUA - Nassau County officials say they have enacted a new plan to ensure residents struggling with damage from Superstorm Sandy don't get hit with unreasonably high tax bills this year.

County Executive Ed Mangano today laid out his Post-Hurricane Sandy Assessment Stabilization Plan. He says it will help see that Sandy-affected homes get reduced tax assessments, without increasing property taxes on other homes to make up the difference.

Mangano says he's asking for $50 million in state and federal aid to stabilize the tax base while seeing that affected homeowners get the relief they need.

If the aid doesn't come through, Mangano says the county can turn to the FEMA Community Disaster Loan Program. He says such loans would have a "minimal impact" on the county's long-term debt.

To watch Exec. Mangano's remarks, click on News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612. 

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