Keep Hydrants Clear


As we are all digging out from a major snowstorm, please remember to aid our firefighters with their jobs by digging a 3 foot wide accessible area. This can greatly save lives!!

Hartsdale Fire District – Safe Haven Site

The Hartsdale Fire District is officially established as a Safe Haven Site. These sites allow parents to drop off babies, up to 30 days old, with no questions asked and without the threat of prosecution.

Safe Haven laws have been established and are designed to avoid situations where unwanted babies are abandoned and tragically left to die.

For more information please visit the National Safe Haven Alliance at: http://www.nationalsafehavenalliance.org/.

Ruth Jacobs’s Memorial Celebration: Sunday January 15th 11:30am at the Greenburgh Public Library

Ruth Jacobs and her husband Howard lived in their home in Poets Corner since 1958. She pass away recently, but while they were here they were always very active with the Greenburgh Public Library.

A celebration of Ruth’s life is planned for January 15 at the Greenburgh Public Library. Below is a message from her sons.

Dear All,

We are writing to let you know that we have arranged for our Mom’s memorial celebration to take place after the holidays, on Sunday, January 15, 11:30am at the Greenburgh Public Library. Both Ruth and Howard had been very active with their local library, and wished that they could be remembered there; we are grateful that the library has been so accommodating.

Please join us for refreshments immediately following the memorial at the Jacobs House: 89 Longfellow Street in Hartsdale.

We hope that you can join us to celebrate a life well lived.

Kenneth and David Jacobs

OPERATION CANDY CANE…DEC 10

OPERATION CANDY CANE will take place on Saturday December 10, 2016, from 9:00am – 2:00pm.

The Hartsdale Professional Firefighters will spread Holiday Cheer by escorting Santa Claus and

his helpful and friendly elves around the Hartsdale Fire District in a Fire Engine handing out

Candy Canes to all attending children & adults. Printed below is a full list of all Stops & Times

and to make sure that all are at the right location awaiting Santa’s arrival, look out for our

new marker signs as well. Due to the busyness of Santa’s schedule, please allow for some

flexibility with our estimated arrival times. Also, due to safety concerns, we ask that all

children are at the designated locations approximately 10 minutes prior to arrival times to

avoid children running around and near the fire trucks. In the event of inclement weather,

this event will take place on Sunday December 11, 2016. For more information regarding

Operation Candy Cane, updates, cancelations and rain dates, or for more interesting

information about the Hartsdale Fire Department’s services, news, activities, or fire safety

and prevention please check out our website at hartsdalefire.org.

We want to wish everyone a safe and healthy Holiday Season…!

9:00 HARTSDALE TRAIN STATION

9:15 ROCKLEDGE CIRCLE / ROCKLEDGE ROAD

9:22 EAST HARTSDALE / CATERSON TERRACE

9:29 LAKEVIEW AVE / MAPLE STREET

9:36 WEBB FIELD PARKING LOT

9:43 CORNELL DR / PRINCETON DR

9:50 IFO 15 FIELDSTONE DR

9:57 BRIAR CLOSE / COLONY DR

10:04 IFO 125 N. WASHINGTON

10:11 75 WEST HARTSDALE, “THE HAMLET”

10:18 PINEWOOD RD / WILDWOOD RD

10:25 HOMEWOOD CT

10:32 WOOD PL / MAPLEWOOD RD

10:39 WOODS END RD / WOODS END LN

10:46 SHAW PL / SPENCER CT

10:53 STEVENSON AVE / POE ST

11:00 TENNYSON ST / HOLMES AVE

11:07 HOLMES AVE / BURNS ST

11:14 BARBARA LN / JEAN LN

11:21 CROSSWAY / DUNHAM RD

11:28 SHERBROOKE / BURKEWOOD RD

11:35 SOUTHERN RD / HOWARD PL

11:42 JOYCE RD / SINCLAIR PL

BREAK

12:45 TRADER JOE’S

1:00 RIDGE ROAD PARK PARKING LOT

1:10 MARION WOODS

1:30 300 SOUTH CENTRAL AVE

1:45 HARTSDALE TRAIN STATION/VILLAGE

Tax Watch: Hartsdale fire’s undisclosed thousands

Tax Watch columnist David McKay Wilson explores how a citizen activist, our very own President of the PCCA, Mona Fraitag, fought to understand how the Hartsdale fire company spent its ‘2% tax’ money.

Great article about a very important topic if you care about your tax dollars!

http://www.lohud.com/story/money/personal-finance/taxes/david-mckay-wilson/2016/09/14/taxwatch-hartsdale-funds/89917792/

 

REVISED APPLICATION FOR PHASE IN OF TAX HIKES DUE TO REASSESSMENT

REVISED APPLICATION FOR PHASE IN OF TAX HIKES DUE TO REASSESSMENT POSTED–EASIER FORM TO COMPLETE

On Friday I posted an application for those who qualify for the reassessment phase in. Received some e mails, calls from taxpayers who felt that the application was very complicated and onerous. There were some minor errors in the application that was posted on Friday. Thanks to the input of our residents we modified the form and made it much easier. Special thanks to Greenburgh Councilman Francis Sheehan and Town Assessor Edye McCarthy who went to Town Hall on Sunday afternoon and spent hours revising the form. That’s dedication! The new application should not take as long to complete and removes some steps.
Greenburgh and Ossining are the first communities in New York State that have been granted permission by the Governor and NYS Legislature to phase in tax increases for those who are most significantly impacted by reassessment. Our phase laws applies only to those whose assessments will increase by more than 25%. The deadline to complete the application is September 15th and there are income eligibility requirements (one must qualify for STAR-earn less than $500,000 a year). To comply with the NYS requirement that only those without building violations benefit from the phase in – residents who apply must agree to allow an interior inspection.
THE REVISED APPLICATION CAN BE FOUND USING THE FOLLOWING LINK


For further info visit the Assessor’s page on the Greenburgh website: www.greenburghny.com or call the Assessor’s office at 989 1520. Postcards will be sent to residents who the assessor believes may qualify for the phase in. The assessment numbers are not finalized until after the Assessment Board rules on the grievances filed (about 3200) in September.

PAUL FEINER

Application for two year phase in of tax increases for those whose assessment increases are greater than 25%

Please see below for a message from Paul Feiner regarding the two year phase  in of assessment increases. Earlier this week the Greenburgh Town Board voted to authorize a two year phase in of tax increases for property owners who will experience an assessment increase that is greater than 25%. The phase in was authorized by the New York State Legislature (thanks to Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins and Assemblyman Tom Abinanti) and was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The application and instructions appear below. Please note that property owners who wish to file must submit the application to the Assessor no later than September 15, 2016.

Paul Feiner

Residential Reassessment Exemption Application

This application is being submitted to determine if property owner is entitled to the assessment exemption described in the amended New York State Tax Law section 485-S. Deadline to file: Sept 15, 2016

Owner’s Name: ______________________________________________ Parcel ID: _______________________

Assessor’s Office

177 Hillside Ave.

Greenburgh, NY 10607

(914) 989-1520

Any additional owners, please list below (#4).

Property Location: ______________________________________________ Zip Code: _____________________

Please check the box that best answers the question:

1. Is the difference between the equalized 2015 Assessment and the 2016 Assessment greater than 25%? Yes No

a. Percentage changed _______________% (see instruction sheet on back)

2. Is this property a one, two, or three family home? Yes No

3. Is this your primary residence? Yes No

4. Are all owners residing at this location? Yes No

If “no”, please explain: __________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________________.

5. Are you currently receiving the STAR exemption or credit? Yes No

If “no”, please explain:__________________________________________________________________________________.

6. Are all property taxes paid as of 5/1/16 (taxable status date)? Yes No If “yes”, please provide signature(s) of Receiver / Treasurer.

Town Receiver (For County, Town, and School): ______________________________________________________________

(Signature)

Village Treasurer (For Irvington or Ardsley properties only):____________________________________________________

(Signature)

7. Have you filed a grievance for the 2016 assessment year? Yes No

8. Has there been improvements to your property since the date of purchase? Yes No If “Yes”, please explain:

___________________________________________________________________________________________.

Acknowledgement: By signing this application you confirm that all provided answers are accurate and complete. By signing and submitting this application you also agree to the following:

a. The property may require an interior inspection.

b. The property must have an original or substitute Certificate of Occupancy. (Please provide documentation).

c. The exemption, if granted, cannot be transferred to new owner.

d. The exemption is not applicable if assessed value increase was due, in part, to physical improvements.

________________________________________________ Date: ___________________Phone #:____________________________

Owner’s Signature Notarized (only one owner is necessary)

State of _____________ County of_______________________. Subscribed and sworn (or affirmed) before me this ________________ day of ______________________, 20_____. By ________________________________________ personally known ______ OR produced identification ______ Type of identification produced ____________________________________ ______________________________________________ My Commission Expires _________________________

Notary Name Here. Notary Public

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING THE RESIDENTIAL REASSESSMENT EXEMPTION APPLICATiON

ALL MATERIALS MUST BE FILED BY SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2016

**THE APPLICATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED OR APPROVED IF INCOMPLETE**

Please provide the following:

EXAMPLE

2015 Assessed Value 1__9,500_______________

divide line 1 by .0309 2 9,500/.0309 = 307,443 (2015 Equalized Assessed Value)

2016 Equalized Assessed Value 3__455,000_____________

subtract line 3 by line 2 4 455,000-307,443=147,557

divide line 4 by line 3 147,557/455,000=32.43%

 A document that shows your home has an original or substitute Certificate of Occupancy.

o (This information can be obtained from your local building department in the form of a C.O., Temp C.O., Pre-date letter, etc.)

 Signature of the Town Receiver of Taxes, on appropriate line of application, to confirm that your County/Town/School taxes are current (as of 5-1-16), and Signature of Village Treasurer (ONLY if property is located in the Village of Ardsley or Irvington), on appropriate line of application, to confirm Village taxes are current (as of 5-1-16).

o Town Tax Receiver Anne Povella (914) 989-1550 177 Hillside Avenue, Greenburgh, NY 10607

o Ardsley Treasurer Marion DeMaio (914) 693-1550 507 Ashford Ave Ardsley, NY 10502

o Irvington Treasurer Brenda M. Jeselnik (914) 591-7070 85 Main St., Irvington, NY 10533

 Your notarized signature

o There will be NO opportunity to get your signature notarized at Town or Village Halls (You can find a notary public in most banks, post offices, law offices, or other various businesses).

 Applications must only be submitted to the following:

Town of Greenburgh

Assessor’s Office

177 Hillside Avenue

Greenburgh, NY 10607

 APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETE UPON SUBMISSION TO ASSESSMENT DEPARTMENT.

(including all supporting documentation)

 Approval/Denial letters will be sent no later than December 1, 2016.

 Contact Assessor’s Office with any questions at (914) 989-1520.

For Office Use Only

1, 2, or 3 family STAR Home C.O. Open bldg. permits Taxes current Purchased prior 5/1/16

Assessor’s signature:____________________________________________ Date:____________________ Approved

2015 Eq AV:___________________ 2016 AV:____________________ __________% change Denied

TOWN BOARD APPROVES 2 YEAR PHASE IN FOR THOSE WHO EXPERIENCE AT LEAST A 25% increase in assessed value of property

The Greenburgh Town Board approved a local law signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo and passed by the NYS Legislature (thanks to the hard work of Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins and Assemblyman Tom Abinanti) that will phase in tax hikes over a two year period for those who have experienced at least a 25% increase in the assessed value of their property. Those who qualify will have to submit an application to the Assessor by mid September. There is an income requirement (must be able to qualify for STAR). And, those who take advantage of the phase in must have no building violations.
The application is being prepared and can be accessed on the town website (assessor’s page) within the next day or two. Ossining, which also is reassessing all properties, is also implementing similar policies. To watch the discussion of the Town Board work session today click on to the link below. Assessor Edye McCarthy discusses the phase in. The goal of the legislation is to help those who are experiencing very large & sudden increases in their taxes as a result of the reassessment. Only those who meet the guidelines and who are experiencing tax hikes will receive them.
PAUL FEINER

Greenburgh Town Supervisor
EXPLANATION OF PHASE IN LAW–AND DISCUSSION WITH ASSESSOR AND TOWN BOARD