Monday, October 4, 2010

Rabbi Wolowick on Menachem Foundation's Principal Training Program

In this video from the Menachem Foundation, Rabbi Avremel Wolowick, among other Chabad Principals, speak about how the Principal Leadership Program with Dr. Olga Welch and other professionals has helped them. Rabbi Wolowick speaks at 3:36.

Proposed Budget Would Raise Property Taxes

By Steve Lieberman, The Journal News

RAMAPO — Ramapo property owners would see their town taxes jump by several hundred dollars in 2011 under a $78.5 million budget proposed by the town supervisor.
The Town Board is to meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday to receive the tentative budget and set workshop meetings and a public hearing.

The spending plan — which increases spending by $3.5 million and includes 5 percent raises for elected officials and nonunion members — breaks down tax rates into several categories.

The proposed budget would increase town property taxes by 4.97 percent, with taxes for town police services rising 6.2 percent, and sewer user fees jumping 4.89 percent, Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence said.

He said the budget's tax rates based on $50,000 per assessed valuation of property would be:

• $23.05 for all property owners.
• $12.45 for owners of nonvillage property.
• $70.10 for property owners who get police services, excluding Suffern and Spring Valley. The two villages have departments.
• $3.97 for sewer fees.

The rates mean, for example, that nonvillage property owners will likely pay about $109.57 per $50,000 of assessed valuation of their property when combining the rates.

Those taxpayers living in villages would not pay the $12.45 rate but they pay village property taxes, amounts that could be more or less than the town rate and include town services. They would also pay the town rate, the police tax rate, and the sewer fee.

The town also charges taxpayers a fee to send out school property tax bills.

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Goldbergs Kick Off Shlichus With a Camel

Former Rockland Shluchim and current directors of Chabad of Rechavia in Jerusalem, Rabbi Yisroel and Shoshi Goldberg, featured a Sukkah balanced on a camel for their inaugural event on Chol HaMoed Sukkos.

Welcome Van Halems!

Welcome to Boruch and Chani Van Halem on their move to our community (Viola Road)!