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WORK SESSION MEETING – EDEN TOWN BOARD

2795 EAST CHURCH STREET

EDEN, NEW YORK

APRIL 26, 2000

7:30 P.M.

 

TOWN BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

            GLENN R. NELLIS                -           SUPERVISOR  (Absent)

            EDWARD C. KRYCIA, JR.   -           COUNCILMAN (Deputy Supervisor)

            MARY LOU PEW                   -           COUNCILWOMAN

            VINCENT V. VACCO            -           COUNCILMAN

            GEORGE F. ZITTEL              -           COUNCILMAN

 

OTHERS PRESENT:

            Mary Jo Hultquist                    -           Town Clerk

            DianaRae Walker                    -           Deputy Town Clerk (Absent)

            Anna M. Knack                       -           Administrative Assistant

 

 

Call To Order:

 

            Deputy Supervisor Krycia called the Work Session of the Eden Town Board to order at 7:30 P.M.

 

Pledge of Allegiance:

 

            Deputy Supervisor Krycia led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag followed by a moment of silence.

           

 

New and Unfinished Business:

 

1.) Schedule Public Hearing – Increase Income Limits – Senior Citizen Tax Exemption

 

 

Deputy Supervisor Krycia explained the exemption along with R. Ferris

Randall, Head Assessor.  Mr. Randall explained that the County sets the pace and would like to see Eden at the same level of $27,900.00.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Zittel to set the Public Hearing for May 24, 2000 at 8:00 P.M. seconded by Councilman Vacco; All “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

 

2.) Notification of Application of Liquor License Renewal – Eden Wine & Liquor Store

                

 

Deputy Supervisor Krycia read the letter received from the Eden Wine & Liquor Store notifying the Town Clerk of their intention to apply for a renewal of their Liquor License.  This is informational only and no action of the Town Board is necessary.

 

 

3.) Bike Rodeo – Eden Town Hall Parking Lot

 

Deputy Supervisor Krycia read a notice asking permission for a Bike Rodeo scheduled for May 20, 2000 at 12:00 noon at the Eden Town Hall Parking Lot sponsored by the Eden Police Reserve.

 

MOTION was made by Councilwoman Pew to allow the Bike Rodeo seconded by Councilman Zittel; All “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

Presentation:

 

Office of New York State Real Property Tax Services

Re:  Benefits of keeping property assessments current

 

            Deputy Supervisor Krycia introduced David M. Wilkins, Real Property Analyst 2 for the New York State Office of Real Property Services.  Mr. Wilkins distributed folders, which explain the Reassessment Plan and the Aid Package to the Town Board members, the Town Clerk, which is on file in the Town Clerk’s office and Ann Knack, Administrative Assistant.

 

            Mr. Wilkins stated that the last Market Value Survey, which establishes the Equalization Rate, was last done in Eden in 1994.  The Equalization Rate in 2000 is 90%, which has dropped from 98.6%.

 

            The State has come up with an aid package, which allows the municipality with assessments at 100% up to $5.00 per parcel, which means $17,500 for the Town of Eden of aid is available.

 

            Mr. Wilkins went on to explain the benefits of this plan and fielded several questions from the Town Board and residents in attendance.  The Town Board will need to review the packet they were given and make a decision as to the direction they will take.

 

            Deputy Supervisor Krycia made note to the other Town Board members that he was in receipt of a letter from the Library Board regarding the conditions of the parking lot.  It will be taken up for consideration at some time in the near future.

 

 

 

Hearing of Visitors:

 

            There were none.

 

 

Adjournment:

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Zittel to adjourn the Town Board Meeting at 8:25 P.M. seconded by Councilwoman Pew; All “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.                                               

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                            Respectfully submitted by,

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                Mary Jo Hultquist

                                                                                                Town Clerk

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