had a great turnout and able to do the whole stretch of Ausable Drive, Cross
Street, Sawmill up to Cross, and Ridgetop.
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!
During our AAPOA membership meeting
today there was a discussion on how the Property Tax grievance process
Here is a link that explains the
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
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”
Link to Instructions how to
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
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
There will be time during the meeting to bring to up any issue
that might be of concern to you.
Join us for our fall trail maintenance day; Saturday, October 5th 2019. We’ll meet at the Lake Eaton parking lot at 8:30AM and then gather in teams and disperse to work on different parts of our trail system. Everyone is welcome as we have a list of different projects, some of which don’t include heavy lifting or a need for experience in trail work.
Please wear clothing you don’t mind getting dirty including closed toe shoes and work gloves. We’ll need tools for our work and would appreciate if you could bring any of the following: shovel, garden rake, pick ax, pry bar and loppers.
Bring your own water and lunch as we’ll eat on the trail. Join us afterwards to share tales of our work and a few supplied beverages.
The event is rain or shine and contact Paul at plonge1[at]gmail.com to RSVP or for any questions. Please bring your neighbors and friends as we need all the help we can get!
Save the date – October 26th, 2019
Help us pick-up litter throughout the Acres and keep our neighborhood roads clean. Meet at the Lake Eaton parking lot at 9AM.