A new taxing district and tax fund to address lake issues is being recommended by the Chautauqua Lake Protection and Rehabilitation Agency. Information about a survey for resident input on this new tax was only sent to lakefront and lakefront access property owners, even though there is currently a recommendation that is to be voted on in January to tax property owners throughout the watershed (outlined in red in the diagram). While there is no clear long-term plan for how to use the proposed new tax revenue to return the lake to health, the Agency will vote on whether to forward a recommendation to the legislature on January 19 at 5:00 PM.
Map credit: Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C., https://www.bartonandloguidice.com/
LINKS for additional information
For more information on providing written comments and additional resources, go to our Take Action alert HERE.
To watch a recording of the meeting where a plan for taxing was recommended, visit their youtube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/@ChautauquaCounty/streams