Assemblyman Edward Hennessey (D-Medford) has introduced legislation that would allow newly incorporated villages, towns, or cities post 2005 to permanently receive AIM (Aid and Incentives for Municipalities) funding (A.8761).
AIM funding seeks to provide real relief to ease the financial burden towns and villages have been facing while continuing to provide essential services to residents.
Last year Assemblyman Hennessey secured AIM funding in the budget for the Village of Mastic Beach for the first time since being incorporated. “This funding, which every other village in the state receives, should have come to Mastic Beach three years ago when it was incorporated. It simply wasn’t fair that they didn’t receive any state assistance like every other village in NY, Hennessey said.
“Receiving AIM funding will help the village provide vital services to its residents without further burdening local property taxpayers. It’s only right that Mastic Beach receives its fair share.
“I will continue my efforts and work with Governor Cuomo and my colleagues in the State Senate to ensure this funding is included in the funding formula permanently,” Hennessey concluded.