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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Town Board Meeting tonight...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 starting at 7:00 p.m. in Butler Hall.

Agenda now online!

On tonight's agenda is a Public Hearing to discuss Local Law Introductory “F” – Rec’r of Taxes Office. The Local Law states:

This article is to abolish the Office of the Receiver of Taxes and Assessments in the Town of New Hartford, New York and to transfer all powers and duties of that office to the Town Clerk.
If adopted by the town board this evening, there will be a mandatory referendum for approval of the qualified voters of the Town of New Hartford, New York at the General Election to be held Tuesday, November 8, 2011. If the voters approve, the office will be abolished as of December 31, 2011.

If you remember, we blogged about the Tax Receiver Office and pointed out that according to documents submitted to the State Comptroller for pension purposes, the Tax Receiver works about 360 hours a year and receives a salary of $26,098 plus full benefits. Supervisor Tyksinski has acknowledged that about $50,000 would be saved by abolishing the office.

The public is welcome to attend tonight's public hearing and give their thoughts on the subject prior to the vote of the town board.

Here is a copy of the Notice of Public Hearing that appeared in the June 29, 2011 Observer Dispatch.


Anonymous said...

Not bad..including benefits about $100.00 per hour. And, how long has this been going on for. Whew!! Was there an assistant tax collector as well? So if the job is abolished is unemployment pay a factor? How come the County does not do the collecting?

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the total town government needs to be abolished.It's just another costly layer of government that can"t be justified.