Town Board Meeting, February 11, 2008

The Town Board met on Monday, February 11 2008.

The meeting began with a Public Hearing on a Local Law entitled “Cold War Veterans’ Exemptions,” which provides for a tax exemption for Veterans who served during the Cold War years (December 2, 1945 – December 26, 1991). Following the hearing, the law was passed unanimously. Forms for the exemption can be picked up at the Town Clerk’s Office or downloaded online here. Instructions for filling out the form can be found here.

It is important that people know that this is NOT an additional exemption to those veterans who are already receiving (or are eligible to receive) exemptions for serving on active duty during:

  • the Persian Gulf Conflict (on or after August 2, 1990);
  • Vietnam War (February 28, 1961-May 7, 1975);
  • Korean War (June 27, 1950-January 31, 1955);
  • World War II (December 7, 1941-December 31, 1946);
  • World War I (April 6, 1917-November 11, 1918);
  • the Mexican Border Period (May 9, 1916-April 5, 1917) or
  • the Spanish-American War (April 21, 1898-July 4, 1902).

In his Supervisor’s Update, Peter Dolan brought the new sign at the Ambulance Corps to everyone’s attention and reported that the Cupola is up at the train station. The Town should be receiving grant money for the train station project soon.

Elaine Laurent and Nina Matthews were reappointed Registrars for the Town for a 2 year term, and a new Part-Time Police Dispatcher was appointed.

Councilman Castricone, working with Town Planner Bonnie Franson, has finalized the new Master Plan. He is working on digitizing the plan and, once it has been transferred to disk, will be forwarding it to the Town Board for their review and comments after which a Public Hearing will be scheduled.

Councilman Darling announced that the Tuxedo Fire District is looking for a new place to hold drills for car fires and extractions practice. They used to do this at Quarry Field but that is no longer possible.

During the public comments period, several residents representing the Tuxedo Heights Condominium in Southfields expressed their desire to bring the students in town who presently attend the Monroe Woodbury Schools back to the Tuxedo School District. Councilman Castricone is currently working with School Superintendant Joe Zanetti to formulate a questionnaire to be sent to the affected residents to determine their views.

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