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State’s ‘future of LIPA’ commission to hold public hearing on the East End Friday

by Jan 14, 2023
The state Commission on the Future of the LIPA will hold a public hearing Friday at 11 a.m. in Southampton. The hearing will be live-streamed. The commission was established last year to develop an action plan to make LIPA a true public power authority.

As tax bills are issued for new year, ongoing dispute over LIPA payments leaves fire and school districts still waiting for...

by Dec 8, 2022
Dec. 1 marks the beginning of a new property tax year in Suffolk County and payments due from the Long Island Power Authority to school and fire districts in Riverhead Town — and to the town itself — are still caught in a standoff over how the payments, totaling millions of dollars, should be collected.

Riverhead school district rejects agreement with town for collection of $2.9 million from LIPA, for fear it will involve district in...

by Aug 29, 2022
The Riverhead Central School District has rejected a proposed agreement from Riverhead Town in an effort to collect approximately $2.9 million in payments-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOTs) owed the school district for Long Island Power Authority properties for the 2021-2022 tax year.

Riverhead may sue LIPA to collect payments in lieu of taxes LIPA says it’s ready and willing to pay

by Aug 12, 2022
The dispute between Riverhead Town and LIPA centers on whether the town must issue consolidated invoices totaling more than $5 million for all LIPA parcels reflecting all taxing districts within the town, as LIPA has demanded.

Riverhead Town, school and fire districts are owed millions in payments in lieu of taxes from LIPA —which LIPA has been...

by Jul 20, 2022
When LIPA-owned properties were switched to tax-exempt as required by state law, the town could no longer issue tax bills to LIPA and instead had to collect payments in lieu of taxes, known as 'PILOTs.' Riverhead is the only Suffolk town that still hasn't collected the LIPA PILOTs, though LIPA has been trying to pay.