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Billionaire takes a property tax stand over pooping geese

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A billionaire is fed up with the hundreds of Canada geese that flock to his upstate New York vacation home every summer, turning his lawn into a minefield of poop.
  
His solution? He's refusing to pay his $90,000 school tax bill until officials in the Finger Lakes town of South Bristol find a way to control the birds.
  
The town says geese on Tom Golisano's private property are his problem to solve, not the town's.
  
It's the latest in a string of tax battles for the Paychex payroll company founder, whose worth is estimated at more than $3 billion.
  
Golisano plans a class-action lawsuit on behalf of other upstate homeowners who believe they are overtaxed. He recently launched a website to give ordinary taxpayers the tools to fight city hall.

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