Your Village May Be Entitled to Additional Revenue!

Gross Receipts and Franchise Fee Audits Uncover Monies Owed to Villages

Does your village collect utility gross receipts taxes from utilities and franchise fees?  If so, you may be owed thousands of dollars.

The NCVOA has entered into a referral agreement with Municipal Audit Services, LLC (Muni) referring and encouraging villages to avail themselves of Muni services.

Muni is a consulting company specializing in tax compliance and recovery of tax revenues from telecommunication service providers and utility companies in the form of gross receipts taxes and franchise fees paid by cable companies to municipalities in New York State.

To date, Muni has provided audit services to 36 member villages and has recouped over $650,000 for NCVOA villages.  In addition to benefits realized by villages, the NCVOA also receives 5% referral fee from Muni.  

The following villages have benefitted from Muni services:

Bellerose

$2,000

Mineola

$44,000

Brookville

$6,000

Old Brookville

$5,000

East Williston

$7,000

Plandome

$4,000

Farmingdale

$34,000

Port Washington North

$7,000

Flower Hill

$8,000

Rockville Centre

$45,000

Great Neck

$15,000

Roslyn

$7,000

Great Neck Estate

$6,000

Roslyn Harbor

$2,000

Great Neck Plaza

$51,000

Saddle Rock

$3,000

Hempstead

$152,000

Sands Point

$11,000

Kensington

$6,000

Sea Cliff

$4,000

Lake Success

$19,000

South Floral Park

$1,500

Lattington

$10,000

Stewart Manor

$2,500

Laural Hollow

$2,000

Thomaston

$11,000

Lynbrook

43,000

Valley Stream

$70,000

Malverne

$7,000

Westbury

$19,000

Manorhaven

$15,000

Williston Park

$11,000

Massapequa Park

$23,000

   

 

 

About the NCVOA:

The Nassau County Village Officials Association, comprising 64 incorporated villages in NassauCounty,New York was created in 1925 as an organization for encouraging and stimulating cooperation among the member villages for their mutual benefit and welfare. To this end, the NCVOA is dedicated to providing village officials with a forum for exchanging ideas and experiences in the administration of their municipal duties; developing educational programs and conferences to assist village officials with implementing their civic responsibilities; studying and discussing various activities and actions that will benefit the public safety, health and welfare of the member villages governed by these officials; and investigating and discussing the most efficient means and methods of village government.


Up-Coming Events: 

All General Membership Meetings of the NCVOA will be located in the Westbury Manor  Restaurant located at 1100 Jericho Turnpike in Westbury,NY.The meetings will start at 6:30PM.  Please see our Coming Events  article below for dates and times of our meetings. Thank you.


 "[When all government ... shall be drawn to Washington as the centre of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another, and will become as ... oppressive as the government from whic we separated." ~ Thomas Jefferson


Coming Events:


Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, November 30, 2017-6:30PM

Seasons 52




 

nys comptroller thomas dinapoli administers the oath of office to newly elected ncvoa officers for 2017-2018- president robert kennedy 1st vice president ralph ekstrand 2nd vice president jean celender and treasurer ed liebermannys comptroller thomas dinapoli administers the oath of office to newly elected ncvoa officers for 2017-2018- president robert kennedy 1st vice president ralph ekstrand 2nd vice president jean celender and treasurer ed liebermanHon. Thomas DiNapoli,(L) NYS Comptroller installing the newly elected NCVOA chair officers for 2017-2018. From 2nd left, Mayor Robert Kennedy-President and mayor of Freeport, Mayor Ralph Ekstrand, 1st VP and mayor of Farmingdale, Mayor Jean Celender, 2nd VP and mayor of Great Neck Plaza and Mayor Edward Lieberman, Treasurer and Mayor of Sea Cliff.  


 

 

 

   WELCOME:

   Bob KennedyBob Kennedy

NCVOA President Mayor Robert Kennedy

Dear Colleagues:

I would like to thank all the Mayors and Trustees for electing me NCVOA President for 2017-2018. It is an honor and a privilege to be recognized as our Association’s President.  Along with First Vice President, Mayor Ralph Ekstrand, Second Vice President-Mayor Jean Celender and , Treasurer Mayor Edward Lieberman and the entire Executive Committee I look forward to continuing the outstanding progress made this past year by Immediate Past Presiden Mayort Berniard Ryba in advancing the NCVOA agenda locally and in Albany.

The NCVOA is comprised of 64 incorporated villages representing 450,000 residents. As a group, we have been and will continue to be an influential force in Nassau County and the State of New York. In the past few years alone, the NCVOA has been instrumental in spearheading several successful endeavors:

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"Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government."
                      Thomas Jefferson


Your Village May be Entitled to Additional Revenue!

Gross Receipts and Franchise Fee Audits Uncover Monies Owed to Villages

Does your village collect utility gross receipts taxes from utilities and franchise fees?  If so, you may be owed thousands of dollars.

The NCVOA has entered into a referral agreement with Municipal Audit Services, LLC (Muni) referring and encouraging villages to avail themselves of Muni services.

Muni is a consulting company specializing in tax compliance and recovery of tax revenues from telecommunication service providers and utility companies in the form of gross receipts taxes and franchise fees paid by cable companies to municipalities in New York State.

To date, Muni has provided audit services to 36 member villages and has recouped over $650,000 for NCVOA villages.  In addition to benefits realized by villages, the NCVOA also receives 5% referral fee from Muni.  

(read more)


 

Definition of a Village

As defined in Google/Wikipedia:

In  New York State, a village is an incorporated area that differs from a city in that a village is within the jurisdiction of one or more towns, whereas a city is independent of a town. Villages thus have less autonomy than cities.

A village is usually, but not always, within a single town. A village is a clearly defined municipality that provides the services closest to the residents, such as garbage collection, street and highway maintenance, street lighting and building codes. Some villages provide their own police and other optional services. Those municipal services not provided by the village are provided by the town or towns containing the village. As of the 2000 census, there are 553 villages in New York.

There is no limit to the population of a village in New York; Hempstead, the largest village in the state, has 55,000 residents, making it more populous than some of the state's cities. However, villages in the state may not exceed five square miles (13 km²) in area. Present law requires a minimum of 500 residents to incorporate as a village.

As We See It:

Villages were created to provide efficient services under local control and the watchful eye of its residents. The notion that the majority of villages were created solely to control zoning, block development, and promulgate  a NIMBY attitude is not true.

The longevity among our villages formed during the more rural days of Nassau County is not uncommon. the reason people look to move to incorporated villages is simple . They want and get the services which is municipal governments responsibility.  In fact, village residential property has a long tradition of being desired, at a premium, over other area homes.

Village governments, in addition being organized with economically  efficient staffs have consolidated services  producing positive results results and good management. Most residents are unwilling to abolish their village , cut back on services, or merge with other villages. People generally will not relinquish the quality of life they enjoy as residents of an incorporated village.

 


NCVOA and NYCOM…Partners in Good Government

The Nassau County Village Officials Association (NCVOA) and the New York State Conference of Mayors (NYCOM) work collaboratively to address ongoing issues and concerns impacting residents and businesses.

Founded in 1910, NYCOM is based in Albany and represents New York State’s 62 cities and 552 incorporated villages. With a team of municipal experts, NYCOM supports local governments by serving as:

·         A powerful advocate for city and village governments and their residents, particularly  with the state's Legislative, Executive and Judicial branches of government;

·         A readily accessible source of practical information for all municipal activity; and

·         The preeminent provider of training for local government officials and

·          Through membership in NYCOM, New York's cities and villages are better prepared to provide essential services that are efficient and cost-effective.

The NCVOA is proud to join with NYCOM in addressing the needs of village residents throughout the State of New York.  For more information about NYCOM, go to www.nycom.org



" State and federal officials,as well as the media, too often forget -or worse, disregard the indespensable nature of local government."

                            Peter Baynes

                                                     

 

 

State of New York
Executive Chambers
Albany, NY
 

Thomas E. Dewey
Governor
June 19, 1942
 

Mr. Harry J. Wellebil, Secretary
Nassau County Village Officials Association
375 Sunrise Highway,
Lynbrook, NY
 

Dear Mr. Wellebil

I am happy to greet the members of the Nassau County Village Officials Association through its report and seventeen years of service to Nassau County.

Your Association makes an invaluable contribution to good government in the State of New York. It is too easily forgotten that no government is no better than its roots in every locality. The officials closest to the ideas and needs of the people are the officials of the villages, towns and counties. They are the foundation of free government. Without the knowledge and the work that they are able to provide, a free republic would not be able to exist.

So, today, near the end of the long trend to remove all power from the people to a centralized government, I want to greet you on stout service during these difficult years. You have never lost sight of the fundamentals of government. May you continue to grow ever stronger in your service to the people.

With warm personal regards, I am

        Sincerely yours,                                                                   

        Governor Thomas E. Dewey


 

“That government is the strongest of which every man feels himself a part"                    Thomas Jefferson

 

 


 

 



 



 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(from left to right) Mayor David E. Tanner-President, Mayor Barbara Donno-1st VP, Mayor Peter Cavallaro-2nd VP and Mayor Bernard Ryba-Treasurer.


 " state and federal officials, as well as the media, too often forget-or worst, disregard-the indispensable nature of local governments and the services that they provide"            
                         Peter Baynes

 

NOVEMBER  2013 MEETING

Tuesday, November 12, 2013-7:00PM

La Marmite Restaurant,Williston Park, NY

Guest Speaker

Mr. Peter Koehler

Cablevision Editorial Board

 

 

 

State of New York

Executive Chambers

Albany, NY

 

Thomas E. Dewey

Governor

June 19, 1942

 

Mr. Harry J. Wellebil, Secretary

Nassau County Village Officials Association

375 Sunrise Highway,

Lynbrook, NY

 

Dear Mr. Wellebil

I am happy to greet the members of the Nassau County Village Officials Association through its report and seventeen years of service to Nassau County.

Your Association makes an invaluable contribution to good government in the State of New York. It is too easily forgotten that no government is no better than its roots in every locality. The officials closest to the ideas and needs of the people are the officials of the villages, towns and counties. They are the foundation of free government. Without the knowledge and the work that they are able to provide, a free republic would not be able to exist.

So, today, near the end of the long trend to remove all power from the people to a centralized government, I want to greet you on stout service during these difficult years. You have never lost sight of the fundamentals of government. May you continue to grow ever stronger in your service to the people.

With warm personal regards, I am

        Sincerely yours,                                                                   

        Governor Thomas E. Dewey

 

Dear Colleagues:

I would like to thank all the Mayors and Trustees for electing me NCVOA President for 2016-2017. It is an honor and a privilege to be recognized as our Association’s President.  Along with First Vice President Bob Kennedy, Second Vice President Elaine Phillips, Treasurer Ralph Ekstrand, and the entire Executive Committee I look forward to continuing the outstanding progress made this past year by Immediate Past President Barbara Donno in advancing the NCVOA agenda locally and in Albany.

The NCVOA is comprised of 64 incorporated villages representing 450,000 residents. As a group, we have been and will continue to be an influential force in Nassau County and the State of New York. In the past few years alone, the NCVOA has been instrumental in spearheading several successful endeavors:

  • Extending the useful life of lever voting machines, resulting in costs savings to our villages;
  • Helping persuade New York State to fund up to $2 million for additional ballot scanners to avoid a potential shortage of scanning machines once lever machines were no longer permitted to be used;
  • Working with NYCOM and New York City interests to lobby the State Senate and Assembly to sponsor and approve bills precluding the MTA’s ability to avoid local zoning laws relating to the use or construction of real property as provided in the most recent NY State budget;
  • Representing member village interests in the proposed construction of the LIRR third rail in Nassau County by requesting the Governor extend the scoping/discussion period for this controversial project.

These initiatives were addressed through collaboration across traditional party lines for the benefit of our communities – something I think our Village mayors are exceptionally experienced at implementing.

Of course, none of these accomplishments would have been realized without the unwavering support we received from two key local legislators: State Senator Jack Martins and Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel. When it comes to local government, nobody understands the intricacies better than Jack and Michelle. Unfortunately, we will be losing both key supporters as Michelle has decided not to seek re-election and Jack will give up his seat as he runs for Congress. Their efforts are greatly appreciated by this organization and we wish them well in their future endeavors.

Looking to the future, an increase in State aid to Villages is long overdue. AIM funding for the entire state has been frozen at $20 million for many years while aid to schools and other initiatives has increased exponentially by billions of dollars. It is my hope and goal that, by working with NYCOM, our local legislators and other municipal organizations that this inequity will be finally recognized and addressed in the upcoming budget cycle.

Your attendance, participation, and expressions of support at General Membership meetings are vital to continuing the viability and endurance of our organization. Please make every effort to attend our monthly meetings and respond to requests for action initiated by Executive Director Warren Tackenberg.

Over the past seven years as Mayor of Old Brookville, there have been many accomplishments that have been a source of great personal satisfaction. I look forward to the same sense of satisfaction as your President during the next year. Thank you and God bless.

Sincerely,

Hon. Bernard Ryba
Mayor, Village of Old Brookville and NCVOA President  

 
"That government is the strongest of which every man feels himself a part"     Thomas Jefferson 

 


 


 

Tuesday, October 14,2014

Guest Speaker

Eric Alexander Vision LI

La Marmite Restaurant-7:00PM

Williston Park, NY


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Guest Speaker

Steve Corte

NC Board of Assssment

La Marmite Restaurant-7:00PM

Williston Park, NY


 

 Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Holiday Party

La Marmite Restaurant 7:00PM

Williston Park, NY


 

 

 

The Nassau County Village Officials Association, comprising 64 incorporated villages in NassauCounty,New York was created in 1925 as an organization for encouraging and stimulating cooperation among the member villages for their mutual benefit and welfare. To this end, the NCVOA is dedicated to providing village officials with a forum for exchanging ideas and experiences in the administration of their municipal duties; developing educational programs and conferences to assist village officials with implementing their civic responsibilities; studying and discussing various activities and actions that will benefit the public safety, health and welfare of the member villages governed by these officials; and investigating and discussing the most efficient means and methods of village government.

 


 

"The best government is that which teaches us to govern ourselves"    Johann Von Goethe