Notice of Public Hearing 2/5/2024 at 6pm: Volunteer Firefighter Real Property Tax Exemption

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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

Join Us for a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser at 6PM Saturday, January 20, 2024

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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.

In addition to the tasty food, we will also be raffling prizes donated by our generous local businesses: Mr. Fuji Sushi, Starbucks (Western Avenue), 21 Boom, Fiorello’s Bakery and Deli, and Bountiful Bread. This event is made possible thanks to an additional contribution from our friends at Stuyvesant Plaza and Shabbos House.

If you would like to offer a prize to raffle or to make a donation, please reach out via email: McKFDfundraising@gmail.com

Notice of Commissioner Elections 12/12/2023 6-9pm

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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.

Public Information Meeting #1 – Thank You!

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: building@mckfd.org