Will there be a significant impact on the Naples Central School District? Billionaire businessman and Paychex founder Tom Golisano is withholding a 90-thousand dollar tax payment to the school system because he is upset about geese making a mess at his Canandaigua Lake side home in the Town of South Bristol . It’s a 29-hundred square foot home with 850 feet of lake front. He says at times he gets 200 geese on his lawn and they don’t want to budge.
We placed a call to the Naples School District for comment and we were told to go to the school’s website for the following statement :
Dear Members of the Naples School Community:
As you may know, earlier today a resident of our school district, Mr. Tom Golisano, issued a public news release outlining why he would be holding back his tax payment this fall. The Naples Central School District fully appreciates Mr. Golisano’s concern, and is hopeful that he and the Town of South Bristol can find a remedy to the situation.
However, we also know that public education offers students across the country the skills and opportunities they need in order to become thoughtful and productive citizens in their local communities. We deeply appreciate the financial support that all taxpayers provide in our school district, and we know that we would not be able to meet the unique learning needs of each child without our collective commitment to learning.
For anyone with questions regarding their Naples Central School District tax bill, I would invite you to visit our website for helpful information. In addition, individuals interested in learning more about Real Property Tax Law 1330. As noted in this section of tax law, unpaid taxes become the responsibility of the county to collect after our collection period ends.
Matt Frahm, Superintendent