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