Notice of Public Hearing  

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Vischer Ferry Fire District will be conducting a Public Hearing on Monday February 13, 2023 at 7:00PM at the Vischer Ferry Fire District offices located at 750 Grooms Road, Rexford, NY 12148 for the purpose of soliciting public comment and hearing all persons interested in a proposed resolution to grant a partial property tax exemption for Fire District taxes for qualifying volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers; and

            PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that pursuant to Chapter 670 of the Laws of 2022 effective December 9, 2022, the state Real Property Tax Law was amended by adding a new §466-a authorizing local governments including the Vischer Ferry Fire District to enact by resolution, such partial tax exemption for Fire District real property taxes to qualified enrolled members of said emergency services organizations, following a public hearing; and

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the proposed exemption is for the primary residential real property located in the Fire District that is owned by an enrolled member of an incorporated volunteer fire company, volunteer fire department or incorporated voluntary ambulance service that provides services within the city, town or village in which the enrolled member resides to make a portion of the property exempt from taxation and assessments levied by the Fire District to the extent of ten percent (10%) of the assessed value of such property, exclusive of special assessments and subject to the requirements mandated by law.  

     Dated: January 19, 2023                                  Karan Donohue, Secretary

Vischer Ferry Fire District

750 Grooms Road

Rexford, NY 12148


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