Ausable Acres

YEAR-ROUNDERS’ HOLIDAY GATHERING
The Wilderness Inn Restaurant
Route 86, Wilmington
Tuesday, December 17th, 2019
6:00 – 7:00 pm Cash Bar
7:00 pm Dinner
Salad Bar

Entrée Choice:
Prime Rib
Or
Shrimp Scampi
Or
Seared Chicken Thighs with Dijon Mustard Sauce
Carrot Cake and Tea or Coffee
$30.00 per person
(Includes Tax and Tip)
Cash or Check payable to Wilderness

RSVP by 12/10: Mary Ann Dee @ 518-524-8768 or
maryanndee68@gmail.com
Please include number in your party and entrée choices

ROADSIDE CLEANUP SUCCESS

We had a great turnout and able to do the whole stretch of Ausable Drive, Cross Street, Sawmill up to Cross, and Ridgetop.

Thanks to everyone that came out and participated: Paul Barnes, Elyse and Charlie Roller, Frank Krueger, Phyllis Fox, Richard Apelt, Susan and Steve Albert, Bob and Mary Lou Moriarty, Brandi Cotrupe, Bob Gron, and special thanks to Laurie and Rick Conney for organizing the cleanup!

Thank you again!
Knut Sauer

Property Tax Assessment and Grievance

During our AAPOA membership meeting today there was a discussion on how the Property Tax grievance process works.  

Here is a link that explains the process: https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/contest/grievproced.htm

According to the link, typically the grievance deadline is in May, but please check with the local assessors office, or contact Town Hall.

First step should always be to contact the Town assessor, and ask for an appointment to discuss the assessment, and the review process.  They should be able to guide you as to your options and next step.

If you are unhappy with the assessors decision, you can appear before the Town’s Board of Assessment Review (BAR).

If you remain unhappy about the outcome the third step is a Small Claims Assessment Review (SCAR) with an independent hearing examiner.

Link to “official” website: http://ww2.nycourts.gov/litigants/scar/petitions.shtml

Link to Instructions how to file: https://www.nycourts.gov/LegacyPDFS/LITIGANTS/scar/SCAR-genInfo-OS-NYC.pdf

Link to Form to file: https://www.nycourts.gov/LegacyPDFS/LITIGANTS/scar/New%20Petition%20ONYC%20Form%202019.pdf

Remember, a solid piece of evidence will probably be a current appraisal in your favor, and make sure the comparable properties used in the appraisal are fair and truly comparable to your home. 

General Membership Meeting

When: Saturday October 12th 
Where: Community Center in AuSable Forks
Time:  10:00 AM

The most important item on the agenda is for the membership to vote to adopt an AAPOA budget of the upcoming 2019-20 year.  

There will be a number of committee reports regarding upcoming issues and items which we’ve addressed over the past year.  We will also have several of the Candidates for Town of Jay’s Town Council.  They will briefly speak regarding their reasons for seeking this position.  There will be time for the membership to ask questions.

There will be time during the meeting to bring to up any issue that might be of concern to you.