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Posted on: February 2, 2023

Notice of Public Hearing - Local Law A (prpsd) of 2023 Firefighters & Ambulance workers tax exempt



PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held by the Town Board of the Town of Red Hook on February 14, 2023 at 7:35 P.M. local time, to hear all interested persons on a proposed Local Law No. A (Proposed) of 2023 entitled “A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND CHAPTER 126 ENTITLED TAXATION BY ENACTING A NEW ARTICLE V ENTITLED “VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS AND AMBULANCE WORKERS EXEMPTION,” REGARDING A PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS AND AMBULANCE WORKERS PURSUANT TO SECTION 466-a OF THE REAL PROPERTY TAX LAW” has been submitted to the Town Board of the Town of Red Hook (the “Proposed Local Law”) to exercise the Town’s right, pursuant to Section 466-a of the Real Property Tax Law, to enact legislation that will exempt up to 10% of assessed value of real property owned by an enrolled member of an incorporated volunteer fire company, department or voluntary ambulance service who has served a minimum number of years.

The Town Board has determined that the proposed local law is best described as a local legislative decision concerning routine administration and management under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”).

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that copies of said proposed Local Law are available for review at the Town Hall, 7340 South Broadway, Red Hook, New York 12571.

All interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard at said hearing. The public is encouraged to submit written comments, by email to or by mail to the Town Clerk, or by dropping a copy in the Town’s drop box at 7340 South Broadway, Red Hook, New York 12571, for receipt in advance of the hearing by 4:00 p.m. the day of the hearing. Please note “Local Law No. A (Proposed) of 2023” in the subject. All comments so received in advance of the hearing will be noted in the hearing record. Please observe the recommendations of the CDC regarding distancing and use of masks.

All reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. In such a case, please notify the Town Clerk in advance at the above address or by phone 845-758-4606 so that arrangements can be made.

By order of the Town Board of the Town of Red Hook, dated January 25, 2023.

Deanna Cochran Town Clerk

Town of Red Hook

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