NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING McKOWNVILLE FIRE DISTRICT
VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER REAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION PURSUANT TO REAL PROPERTY TAX LAW §466-A
WHEREAS, a new Real Property Tax Law §466-a now permits enrolled volunteer firefighters throughout New York State to be eligible to qualify for a partial real property tax exemption on their residential real property subject to approvals by local counties, towns, cities, villages, fire districts, etc.; and
WHEREAS, Real Property Tax Law §466-a requires that local government entities wishing to confer the benefits of said statute on enrolled volunteer firefighters serving within their boundaries hold a public hearing; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Fire Commissioners of the McKownville Fire District wishes to consider conferring the partial real property tax exemption benefits of Real Property Tax Law §466-a upon the enrolled volunteer firefighters of the McKownville Fire Department;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Fire Commissioners of the McKownville Fire District will hold a public hearing in order to hear public comment on whether or not it should confer the partial real property tax exemption benefits of Real Property Tax Law §466-a upon the enrolled volunteer firefighters of the McKownville Fire Department on Monday, February 5, 2024 commencing at 6:00 p.m. at the Fire Headquarters Building located at 1250 Western Ave, Albany, New York.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the aforesaid matter will be presented to the residents and taxpayers of the McKownville Fire District and the Board of Fire Commissioners for public comment to the Board of Fire Commissioners so that all persons interested in the subject can be heard at such time and place.
Dated: January 8, 2024 1250 Western Ave. Albany, New York 12203
BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS McKOWNVILLE FIRE DISTRICT TOWN OF GUILDERLAND
ATTEST: LORI BECKER McKOWNVILLE FIRE DISTRICT SECRETARY
The McKownville Volunteer Fire Department invites you to a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser this Saturday, January 20, 2024 starting at 6PM at the firehouse at 1250 Western Avenue. Cost will be $10 per adult, and $5 for the kiddos.
All proceeds will support the ongoing efforts of your McKownville Volunteer Fire Department.
The McKownville Fire District is holding its Annual Election for the position of Fire Commissioner on December 12, 2023, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at the McKownville Firehouse Station #1 at 1250 Western Ave., Albany, New York.
All registered residents of the McKownville Fire District who were duly registered to vote with the Albany County Board of Elections on or before twenty-three (23) days before the date of the election are eligible to vote at this election.
Voters will have the opportunity to elect one person to serve in the office of Fire Commissioner for a five year term, commencing January 1, 2024 and ending December 31, 2028.
We want to thank our neighbors in the McKownville community for attending the first public information session for the proposed new firehouse last night, October 25, 2023. Many questions were answered and we are very happy to report that every seat was filled!
During these informational sessions, we are taking note of your questions, and when necessary, will research answers and respond both individually and also to the building project page for the wider community: mckfd.org/building
Our goal throughout the build process is to be as open, transparent, and forthcoming as possible.
If you would like to receive project updates via email, please let us know: email@example.com