The Town of Islandia is suing Suffolk County for $ 1 million over what they are claiming is lost revenue in traffic and parking tickets.
According to a report on Newsday, the lawsuit was filed in state Supreme Court last month and makes claims that the new Traffic and Parking Violation Agency is improperly taking revenue from the village. According to the suit, the number of tickets processes in village court in 2013 dropped by 5,500, which the village said was a “significant loss”.
According to the story, Village officials have said the loss of ticket revenue as a reason for a 72-percent property tax increase.
Deputy County Executive Jon Schneider told Newsday the village legal action a "frivolous lawsuit to explain why they had to raise property taxes 72 percent," but Patchogue Mayor Paul Pontieri said other Suffolk County villages have lost revenue due to the change.To read the entire story on Newsday, click here.