The village administrator/ clerk is the administrative head of the village government of Port Jefferson. He implements the policies of the village as established by the Board of Trustees and carries out the day-to- day managerial tasks associated with village government. The administrator/ clerk attends the meetings of the Board of Trustees and reports on the needs and status of the various government operations and village residents. He directs and coordinates the day-to-day activities and operation of the Village. He is responsible for the efficient and impartial administration and enforcement of all rules, regulations, ordinances, local laws, and codes of the Village. He effectively coordinates operations and tasks with other Village Departments, elected officials and the general public He is the COO and Business Manager of the Village of Port Jefferson.
The Treasury Department is located on the second floor of Village Hall and is staffed by Treasurer Arta Wintjen, Principal Account Clerk Lynn Spero, Account Clerk Michelle Ferrante and Account Clerk Sharon Hedlund. One of the busiest departments in the Village, you will see the counting of coin, depositing of checks, payroll, accounts payable and receivable and purchase order and warrants being generated and accounted for every day. The Treasurer is charged with the significant responsibility of preparing the Village’s annual $8 + million Dollar budget pursuant to the laws of New York State and the rules and regulations as mandated by the New York State Comptrollers office. Each year the Village voluntarily subjects their operations to an internal audit performed by an outside accounting firm for a second “checks and balances” system to ensure tax payer dollars are being managed and utilized at a premier benefit to the residents and tax payers alike.
Importantly, the Treasure’s office is also instrumental in managing cash flow and capital accounts for the capital projects such as our roadway repair and paving projects, beach restoration and DEC grants by budgeting special assessments that are then set aside in capital accounts reserved and separate from the operating budget. They watch dog the projects and carefully manage the bidding process, estimates and contract awards to again, ensure tax payer dollars are being maximized.
The Treasurer’s office also acts as the Country Club business management office, sending and receiving membership applications and managing the contractors, staff and $1.8 million dollar Country Club budget. Most visitors will be pleased when next returning to the second floor treasury as they recently received a ‘face lift’ with new carpeting and a serious spring cleaning!
Please contact our Treasurer Arta Wintjen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 631-473-4724 for assistance.
The treasurer’s office is open Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Payment of Taxes
The annual Village taxes are due in full between June 1 and July 1 without penalty. According to Real Property Tax Law section 922, payment of taxes on a timely basis is the responsibility of the property owner even if a tax bill has not been received! The property owner will be liable for all penalties and interest on late payments. Kindly send the stub portion of the bill with your payment and be sure to include your phone number.
Payment of tax sent in the mail can only be recorded as received effective by the date postmarked from a U.S. Post Office. A metered postmark is not acceptable! It is suggested that a taxpayer paying by mail near a deadline date send payment by registered mail or certified mail return receipt requested, or have the envelope hand stamped at the local post office window.
Most mortgages include an escrow account for payment of taxes. If a property owner satisfies of a mortgage during the year, the property owner should check with the Tax Receiver to determine if the tax was paid by the bank. The bank will not necessarily forward a tax bill to the property owner after the mortgage has been satisfied. The owner will be liable for penalty and interest even if the bank did not forward a bill.
For taxes remaining unpaid after July 1, add 5% for the first month and 1 % for each additional month thereafter.
Please make certain you are scheduled on the calendar to appear in court or you will turned away.
phone: 631-473-8382 / fax: 631-473-8215
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PAY LOCATION CODES: Judge Reilly – 8970 / Judge Higgins
JANUARY – 5, 19, 26
FEBRUARY – 2, 9, 23
MARCH – 1, 15, 22, 29
APRIL – 5, 12, 19, 26
MAY – 3, 10, 17, 24
JUNE – 7, 14, 21, 28
JULY – 12, 19, 26
AUGUST – 2, 9, 16, 30
SEPTEMBER – 13, 20, 27
OCTOBER – 4, 11, 18, 25
NOVEMBER – 1, 15, 29
DECEMBER – 6, 13, 20
Area – 3.05 square miles
Population – 8,140 (ESRI Forecast)
Number of Households – 3,093 (ESRI Forecast)
Median annual household income – $95,300 (2000 Suffolk County Planning Board)
Percentage of housing that is owner-occupied – 80.3% (2000 Census)
Median home value – $533,829 (ESRI Forecast)
Average age of residents – 40.4 years (2000 census)
Percentage of residents who are professionals – almost 40%
Percentage of adult population that has attended college – 66%
Percentage with graduate degrees – 30%
Port Jefferson has one of Long Island’s lowest unemployment levels. (4.1% 2/2002 vs. 6.1% 2/2002 countywide)
Port Jefferson Schools are ranked among the top in the country. (student-to-teacher ratio= 10 to 1)
Three major hospitals provide over 539 beds and nearly 3200 jobs. The Port Jefferson Library, founded in 1909, has over 165,000 holdings with circulation exceeding 272,000.
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