Assemblyman Edward Hennessey (D-Medford) announced that the Assembly passed the 2014-15 state budget that includes AIM (Aid and Incentives for Municipalities) funding for the Village of Mastic Beach (A.8553-E).
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.
“Like last year, the village will again receive $75,000 in AIM funding to help provide services to its residents without further burdening local property taxpayers, for a total of $150,000 over two years,” Assemblyman Hennessey said. “This funding, which every other village in the state permanently receives, should have come to Mastic Beach over three years ago when it was incorporated. It simply isn’t fair that they don’t receive any state assistance like every other village in NY.”
Hennessey has recently sponsored legislation that would allow newly incorporated villages, towns, or cities post 2005 to permanently receive AIM funding (A.8761).
“I will now continue my efforts to ensure this funding is included in the formula permanently because it’s only fair that Mastic Beach receives the assistance that every other village in the state receives,” Hennessey concluded.