NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Some Long Island homeowners could pay a little more in taxes for police protection under the latest plan from Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.

Bellone called his budget “a move in the right direction” by holding the line on taxes, streamlining government and making smart investments in growing the economy, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported.

Although the budget does not call for a hike in property taxes, the police district tax hike would cost the average homeowner about $34 more per year, Hall reported.

Suffolk also wants to follow neighboring Nassau County in implementing a false alarm fee.

Homeowners and business owners with burglar alarms would be charged a fee for every false alarm. However, if they obtain a permit they would get two free passes.

There were over 90,000 false alarms that police responded to last year in the county, Hall reported.


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