County Legislature Set To Reverse Policy, Rescind 4% Electricity Tax
MONTICELLO - The Sullivan County Legislature on Thursday is set to reverse itself and rescind a four percent energy tax on residents that was scheduled to take effect September 1.
On August 5, the Legislature imposed the "sales and compensating use tax of four percent on the sale of electricity, steam and gas, electric and steam services for residential purposes."
However, the new resolution before the Legislature's Executive Committee tomorrow states:
"Due to the County's current financial situation the Legislature does not believe that the revenues created by the adoption of Resolution No. 38-21 are required."
The SullivanTimes published an editorial on August 9 (see below) slamming the passage of the tax in light of increased revenues to the County that were documented by this media outlet.