Village of Lyons – $3 savings on a $50,000 home in 2014 versus $460 for dissolving…. and still losing 24 out of every 100 gallons of water purchased…

The Fingerlakes Times reported the Village plans to save taxpayers $0.06 per $1,000 assessment for 2014The dissolution plan calls for$9.21 per $1,000 savings starting in 2015 if we vote YES.  NYCOM told us 9/25/2012 that there is a guaranteed savings of $4.78 per $1,000 assessed because that’s the amount we subsidize the town taxpayers and would be removed.

For a $50,000 assessed home, the Village plans to save you $3 in 2014.  Dissolution would save you $460.50 starting in 2015.  The Alternatives to Dissolution pushed by the Village depend upon them following their promises and would save $87.

The Village of Lyons has released it’s required annual Water Report for 2013:  Village of Lyons Water Report for 2013       Results show we are still losing 24 per 100 gallons of water purchased, for a total calculated loss of 28,532,000 gallons in 2013.   If this was a residential or commercial customer in the village, the 1st 5,000 Gallons were covered in the basic charge, the rest would have cost $199,689.  The village doesn’t post what our cost to buy the water per gallon is, so can we assume that Lyons lost almost $200,000 in preventable loss due to our poor infrastructure in 2013?

The advertisements from the “Save Lyons” group remind taxpayers that we all know what our taxes will remain if we vote no….  we will be one of the highest taxed villages in the USA, and the highest in Wayne County.

Voting YES gives us a definite savings of close to $5 per $1,000 and a real chance to truly change our future and come together to address the issues in our community and make it a sustainable place to live and have business in.


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