Advertisement
 
Monday, July 25, 2016
Amsterdam, NY ,

 

Advertisement

Canajoharie is suing Palatine, Ephratah for property tax relief

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - Updated: 4:08 AM

By JOSHUA THOMAS

For the Recorder

CANAJOHARIE -- After an unsuccessful attempt to secure property tax assessment relief from the towns of Palatine and Ephratah, the village board unanimously adopted resolutions during a special meeting Thursday allowing law firm Allen & Desnoyers to move forward with court proceedings against the two entities.

The village pays $300,000 annually in school and property taxes on the wastewater treatment plant located in the village, along with watershed land in the towns of Johnstown, Ephratah and Palatine.

"This was all well and good when we had Beech-Nut here to help offset some of that expense," Mayor Francis Avery said. "They're no longer here -- we still have to pay $300,000."

The board asked the three towns to reduce the watershed assessments. While the town of Johnstown agreed to reduce the assessment by $28,000, of the $35,000 reduction requested by the village board, the towns of Ephratah and Palatine have refused, Avery said.

Therefore, Allen & Desnoyers drafted two resolutions that, with board approval, will allow pursuit of judicial proceedings now, and in subsequent years, seeking property tax assessment reductions under titles 5 and 7 of Real Property Tax Law and New York State Law.

"These have to be done very quickly," Avery said.

     

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Advertisement
Subscribe to The Recorder

 

The Recorder Sports Schedule

Most Popular

    Students urge GASD board to reconsider termination of AHS Spanish teacher
    Thursday, July 21, 2016

    Four arrested for drug possession in Amsterdam
    Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    MCSPCA rescues cats from hoarding situation
    Friday, July 22, 2016

    County tackles staffing, overtime in sheriff's office
    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    Daniel J. 'Pucky' Agresta
    Friday, July 22, 2016

    Amsterdam loses bid for $10M state grant
    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    Generator project breaking ground in Amsterdam
    Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    City man sentenced in crash that killed three
    Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    Amsterdam is still a great place to live
    Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    Warren P. Roosevelt Sr.
    Saturday, July 23, 2016

Advertisement

Copyright © McClary Media, Inc.

Privacy Policies: The Recorder

Contact Us

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook