VICTOR — Tom Golisano plans to unveil a plan Tuesday he says will help homeowners “fight for equitable property taxes.” The announcement comes on the heels of Golisan
withholding school taxfor his lake home in South Bristol over a geese problem.

In a news conference set for 10 a.m. at his Golisano Foundation Office in Perinton, the founder and chairman of Paychex Inc. will announce plans he says will help homeowners all across upstate — from Albany to Buffalo.

Golisano is withholding a September school tax of $90,000 due to the problem he said is polluting his lawn and lakefront at his property on Stemple Hill. The property is in the Naples Central School District. Golisano said last fall he was not getting help from the town or state Department of Environmental Conservation — both said they could not help — in eradicating the problem. Barring the help, Golisano said he would seek a reassessment based on the property’s lower value.

A philanthropist and namesake of UR Medicine's Golisano Children's Hospital, Golisano is a founding member of the Independence Party of New York State and ran for governor of New York in 1994, 1998, and 2002. He is the former owner of the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League, which he purchased in 2003. He sold the team in 2011 with the stipulation that the team remain in Western New York.

Golisano announced in 2009 he was making hispermanent residence Naples, Florida, a move he said could save him $5 million a year in New York state taxes. He twice challenged assessments on two homes in Rochester and won. His home in Mendon was reassessed from $6 million to $1.9 million with taxes reduced from $200,000 to $60,000; and his daughter’s home in Victor was reassessed from $4.2 million to $1.3 million with annual taxes reduced from $100,000 to about $40,000.

Golisano’s property in South Bristol is assessed at $5.5 million. South Bristol Town Supervisor Dan Marshall said last week the town hadn’t heard from Golisano and there hadn’t been a formal request to the assessor. The unpaid school tax does not affect the school district, as the county ensures the district gets paid.