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Pomona, NY - Village Braces for 12.6 Percent Tax Rate Hike

Published on: April 1, 2009 11:33 PM
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Pomona, NY - A public hearing is scheduled on a proposed village budget that raises the tax rate 12.6 percent.

The budget presented by Mayor Nick Sanderson reduces some expenses, but it also projects declining revenues from sales taxes and municipal fees.

One of the largest rising expenses is the village’s defense against a lawsuit brought by Congregational Rabbinical College of Tartikov.

The budget proposes an across-the-board salary freeze for officials and employees.


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 Apr 02, 2009 at 06:02 AM robroy560 Says:

And you wonder why people get so angry in Rockland County with all of these yeshivas and shuls.

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 Apr 02, 2009 at 01:47 AM Monsey=Williamsburg Says:

Shame on you Tartikov for making Pomona tax payers give and give just to fight your attempts at turning Pomona into central Monsey.

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 Apr 02, 2009 at 12:26 AM equity Says:

if pomona wins the suit, I hope they get awarded treble attorneys fees.

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 Apr 02, 2009 at 12:06 AM judge Says:

settle the lawsuit and cut the fat

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 Apr 01, 2009 at 11:16 PM Anonymous Says:

This litigation with the Tartikov chassidim will bankrupt the village...the lawyers should be told to stop the lawsuit and go elsewhere

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 Apr 01, 2009 at 11:26 PM Simcha Says:

Well Well indeed!

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 Apr 02, 2009 at 07:23 AM Anonymous Says:

Is this the tartikov that gives hashgacha?

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 Apr 02, 2009 at 07:43 AM DerNister Says:

This is precisely what Tartikov has been counting on.

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 Apr 02, 2009 at 09:29 AM Milhouse Says:

Reply to #2  
Monsey=Williamsburg Says:

Shame on you Tartikov for making Pomona tax payers give and give just to fight your attempts at turning Pomona into central Monsey.

So what should someone do when they are wronged? Shame on Pomona for making Tartikov fight for its constitutional rights.

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 Apr 02, 2009 at 09:27 AM Milhouse Says:

Reply to #1  
robroy560 Says:

And you wonder why people get so angry in Rockland County with all of these yeshivas and shuls.

What, because someone wronged sues for justice? You elected the representatives who wronged the yeshivah; next time elect better representatives.

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 Apr 02, 2009 at 10:25 AM Anonymous Says:

let them build what they are allowed by there constitutanal rights, then there is no problem with any legal fees

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 Apr 02, 2009 at 11:31 AM Anonymous Says:

What was the lawsuit by Tartikov?

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 Apr 02, 2009 at 12:25 PM Anonymous Says:

If you guys would read and understand what is going on Tartikov is wrong both legally and menchlichkeit also. The minute any Frum institution decides to do anything against the law in Monsey and surrounding areas and they are stopped they scream ANTI-SEMITISM. If they would have a little respect for Bain Adom Lechavero and for the community they may not have these problems. Kudos to Pomona , your'e not always right , but this time you are.

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 Apr 02, 2009 at 04:34 PM Milhouse Says:

Reply to #12  
Anonymous Says:

What was the lawsuit by Tartikov?

Tartikov applied for permission to build a 30-acre yeshiva/shul development on a 100-acre property that it owns. The village denied permission, so Tartikov is suing under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Person Act, the Fair Housing Act, and several other laws. There have been several previous attempts to use that property for a camp, a yeshivah, etc., and each time the village prevents it, changing its zoning rules if necessary to do so. If the village doesn't want to pay for the lawsuit, all it has to do is grant permission; there's no reason it shouldn't.

The complaint can be read at: http://www.tartikovcollege.org/Tartikov_RC_Complaint_7-10-07.pdf

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 Apr 02, 2009 at 04:35 PM Milhouse Says:

Reply to #13  
Anonymous Says:

If you guys would read and understand what is going on Tartikov is wrong both legally and menchlichkeit also. The minute any Frum institution decides to do anything against the law in Monsey and surrounding areas and they are stopped they scream ANTI-SEMITISM. If they would have a little respect for Bain Adom Lechavero and for the community they may not have these problems. Kudos to Pomona , your'e not always right , but this time you are.

What is illegal or ummenchlich about wanting to use YOUR PROPERTY to bulid a yeshivah? What else should they use the property for? And where else should they build a yeshivah? The village has no business stopping them, and by doing so it invited this lawsuit.

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 May 20, 2009 at 01:27 PM Anonymous Says:

The issue here isn't the Yeshiva. The issue is the 250 apartments that are going to be built with the Yeshiva. I firmly agree with post #13. I have spoken with many of the Frum residents of Pomona and they do not want the Tartikov to build there and are in full support of Pomona.

There is also the issue of fighting this under Antisemitism. I am afraid that if this is used every time someone doesn't get their way to build, eventually the word will hold no weight when a real serious situation comes up.

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