Giving away tax base in the name of creating jobs has a double meaning for the towns and villages of Jefferson County.
Sales tax among those municipalities is whacked up based on assessed valuation, so exempting property cuts that revenue and sends it elsewhere.
That's why the LeRay Town Board has rejected a PILOT for a biomass plant on Fort Drum, while other taxing jurisdictions approved it.
'It wasn't worth it' was the mantra of the town board members who voted no.
Watertown Daily Times | LeRay rejects PILOT for biomass plant at Fort Drum