Affordable Senior Housing only asks that Oneida County Industrial Development provide:
...financial assistance in the form of issuance of a lease term of approximately (5) years;According to the notice the benefits of this PILOT represents a deviation from the Issuer's [OCIDA] Uniform Tax Exemption Policy.
...exemptions from mortgage recording tax and;
...abatement of real property taxes for a period of (5) years.
A representative of OCIDA will be on hand at the Public Hearing to "hear and accept written comments from all persons with views in favor of or opposed to either the proposed financial assistance to the Company or the location or nature of the Facility."
This is the same property, you may recall, that the Zoning Board of Appeals turned down the request for a zoning variance. At that time, numerous residents in the Middlesettlement Road area attended the ZBA meeting to speak out against the project.
However, shortly after the ZBA turned the application down, the town board voted to amend the zoning to allow the building of a senior housing complex.
At the last town board meeting on August 14, 2011 Supervisor Tyksinski was videotaped saying [in reference to the construction of the right-in/right-out and the Clinton Street extension in support of the business park]:
"...New Hartford is the Number One area in Upstate New York that developers are looking to put commercial and retail into!"
Hooray for us...[sarcasm intended]
Here is a copy of the Legal Notice for the Public Hearing on the PILOT for the senior housing complex on Middlesettlement Road as it appeared in the August 23, 2011 Observer Dispatch.
By the way, OCIDA held a Special Board meeting on August 12, 2011 to consider a final authorizing resolution for several PILOTS...to include two (2) more in New Hartford....Burrstone Energy Center, LLC and New Hartford Office Group [Hampton Inn - NH Business Park].
The August 14th town board meeting was over 3 hours long...we will be dissecting the videotape and bringing you the highlights over the next few days.