REFUSE REMOVAL NOTICE Ashes will be picked up by the garbage collector, though MUST be bagged separately. Cardboard boxes MUST be broke down to be picked up. Preferably tied and bundled. Thank you
you are a homeowner who receives a Basic STAR exemption (not the Enhanced STAR for senior citizens) for your school property taxes, you will need to register with the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance to keep getting the STAR exemption in 2014 and beyond. This is part of a new effort to eliminate fraud and protect property taxpayers.
HOW IT WORKS
Beginning this month, the State Tax Department will mail detailed instructions to all current Basic STAR recipients on how to register. The letter will include a personalized code that homeowners will need to register on-line or over the phone. The registration process will simply require homeowners to provide some basic information to confirm their eligibility for the STAR program.
This is a one-time process. Basic STAR recipients will not need to re-register every year. Senior citizens who receive the Enhanced STAR exemption are not affected by the new registration requirement.
A complete fact sheet is available on my website – click here.
WHY THIS IS NEEDED
A recent state comptroller’s report showed that taxpayers are being cheated out of tens of millions of dollars every year by individuals who are fraudulently obtaining STAR exemptions for their properties. This statewide accountability effort will help end that abuse. Most homeowners are doing the right thing, but when someone takes advantage of the system everyone else has to pay more in taxes. That’s not fair or legal.
If you have additional questions, please contact my office.
P.S. If you are not currently receiving the Basic STAR exemption, I urge you to file an application with your local assessor and start taking advantage of this tax-saving tool.
Annual Drinking Water Report The Village of Cherry Valley has completed their annual Drinking Water Quality Summary for the 2012 year. The Village has met all health standards for this past year. Anyone interested in viewing the report, may pick up a copy at the office of the Clerk, 2 Genesee Street, Cherry Valley Monday through Friday, 9 am to 1 pm or request a copy to be mailed to them by phoning (607) 264-3791 or writing to the Village Clerk at PO Box 392, Cherry Valley, 13320. Dorothy E. Johnson Clerk-Treasurer March 4, 2013