The Herricks Board of Education is trying to get residents of the Bristal on the Long Island Expressway service road to pay what they think is a fair tax.
The Bristol assisted living complex applied about a month ago to have its taxes adjusted downward, Herricks Voard Vice President James Gounaris said toward the beginning of Thursday night’s meeting at the community center, but was ultimately denied.
The district, along with Nassau Legis. Judi Bosworth and New York State Sen. Jack Martins, worked to get this pulled, but then it was put back into place, Gounaris explained.
The district will be having a meeting on Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. to discuss this matter.
Gounaris expressed frustration at the possibility that these residents could pay lower taxes because he said that seniors throughout Herricks do not receive discounts so why should other residents. The estimated cost to the district of this potential tax loss is about $150,000 a year, Gounaris said.
“I want Mangano to stop picking the pockets of Herricks residents,” he said of the county executive.
The Bristol is located in both the Herricks School District and the Great Neck School District.