Northern NY Wind

Hopkinton and Parishville residents and property owners, contact the Concerned Citizens for Rural Preservation today to sign a one year moratoriam petition and a no-PILOT petition.


(315) 265-2404

PILOT:
Payment In Lieu Of Taxes (PILOT)


When a developer negotiates a PILOT it is because they do not want to pay the higher assessed full taxes that everyone else pays, providing them significant property tax relief. PILOT Agreements are normally negotiated in an effort to entice a new business to become established in a town, usually as an incentive for generating many new jobs for residents of that area or for provided a needed service.


To date (September 2018), no commercial wind project in New York state has been built without a PILOT agreement that provides significant property tax relief to the developer.


THE ARGUMENT FOR FULL TAXES:

Taxes instead of receiving a PILOT - letter to Parishville Town Board, November 22, 2016

Letter to Town of Parishville comparing hydro electric generation to wind electric generation.pdf


September 2, 2018

County clear on PILOT expectations for Galloo wind project. To date, no commercial wind project in New York state has been built without a PILOT agreement that provides significant property tax relief to the developer.

http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/news


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featured documents:
Documents you need to have in the argument for full taxes... New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Advisory Appraisal reports:


Appraisal Report of the Landwest Wind Farm
2017 Advisory Appraisal for the Town of Wethersfield.
Taxable Status Date March 1, 2017


Appraisal Report of the Landwest Wind Farm
2011 Advisory Appraisal for the Town of Wethersfield.
Taxable Status Date March 1, 2011

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articles


November 16, 2018
Fenner 2019 final budget approved, includes tax increase - "The amount to be raised by taxes was $12,000 less than last year, but because of the windmill assessment [reduction], there wasn’t much we could do...
https://www.eaglenewsonline.com/news


September 11, 2018
Maple Ridge owners seeking assessment reductions on wind farm
http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/news


July 20, 2018

A sharp slap of reality by Perry White

opinion

No company has a presumptive right to tax abatement...

http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/blogs


May 5, 2017
No economic benefit in sight by Perry White

opinion
http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/blog


New York School Board Association
Under tax cap, PILOTs pose new financial peril
http://www.nyssba.org/news/

March 12, 2015

PILOT license: JCIDA head embellishes support for proposed wind project

opinion

http://www.watertowndailytimes.com


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