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.

Fall Trail Maintenance Day

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!

Annual Picnic – July 2019

Last Sunday, the AAPOA held its annual picnic in the pavilion at Lake Eaton.  The weather was perfect.  About 75 people gathered for good food, conversation and catching up. Some people only see each other once a year at the picnic and it was great to see old friends, new friends and soon to be friends. Everyone was having such a good time that some stayed after most people went home.

Our tennis court refurbishment was completed a few days before the picnic. It looks beautiful. If you are a member,  you should try it out.  

If you missed this picnic, you might want to attend the Labor Day weekend picnic.  Details at a later date.
 
Rosemary Barry, AAPOA