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♥ Star Exemption Reminder
New legislation requires all homeowners receiving a Basic STAR exemption to re-register with the New York State Tax Department in order to receive the exemption in 2014 and subsequent years. Have you re-registered? You have until December 31, 2013 to re-register for the Star exemption that could save you hundreds of dollars on your property taxes.. For more information, go to our Notices Page and scroll down to the Star Tax Exemption notice.
Senior citizens receiving the Enhanced STAR exemption are not affected by the new registration requirement. Seniors must, however, continue to apply annually, or participate in the Income Verification Program.
♥ New Email Notification System
The Village of Delanson has initiated a new Email Notification system whereby residents can be notified by email immediately of important information or any emergency situation that has developed in the Village. Examples would be water main brakes, water main repairs, hydrant flushing, sudden changes in Village services such as garbage pickup or snow plowing, flooding, road closings, damaged roads etc.. Emails will not be sent for normal news items, notices or scheduled events.
In addition, updates will be emailed to keep residents informed of the ongoing circumstances as new information is received by the Village until the event or emergency is over.
There is no cost for this service. Simply fill in your email address in the box on the lower left sidebar of this page and click the SUBMIT button. You will receive an email asking you to confirm your decision to receive these bulletins. Once we receive your confirmation, you will be added to our mailing list to receive theses notices.
Your privacy is important to us, so your email address will not be shared, sold or used in any other capacity and you may unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link on any email you receive or by contacting the web guy at email@example.com.
We hope this new feature will not only help keep our residents well informed but safer during emergency situations.
Board Met with Lamont Engineers
The Village of Delanson Village Board and Lamont Engineers met Monday, September 23rd at 4:00 pm to visit the subject properties specified below. They reviewed engineering and required permits associated with repairs to areas in and around our Municipal Water Source funded by FEMA in response to damage sustained during hurricane Irene.
Lower Reservoir – Broken concrete Spillway and washed out Rip Rap
Repair damaged concrete discharge spillway at the Lower Reservoir in an area 12’ x 15’ x 6” thick. Directly below the spillway, flood waters washed out a concrete headwall 15’ x 2’ x 1’ and the erosion control Rip Rap in an area 15’ x 20’ x 2’.
McMillan Well – Well inlet Basin Debris
Remove earth and rock debris in an area 42 ft x 30 ft x 8 ft deep = 373 cy, and 30 ft x 28 ft x 3 ft = 94 cy in the upper creek at the upper side of the Main Catch basin at McMillan Well. In the Main catch basin, at the McMillan Well there are 2 – areas of debris. (1#) is the elevated pile of earth and rock debris above the water level in an area 57 ft x 40 ft x 5 ft deep = 423 cy, and area (#2) is the debris below the water line 60 ft x 40 ft x 4 ft = 355 cy.
McMillan Well — Concrete Dam Wall and Gabion Retaining Wall Baskets
Repair gabion retaining wall 20’ x 6’ x 3’ along the McMillan Well basin perimeter, and repair washed away 5’ x 2’ x 3’ section of concrete dam spillway wall and footing.
Upper Reservoir – Dam, Spillway, and Foot Bridge
Replace and repair eroded earthen and rock filled dam at the Upper Reservoir for 1000’ long x 3’ wide x 4’ deep, a wooden foot bridge 28’ long x 8’ wide, and concrete spillway below the bridge in an area 10’ long x 26’ wide x 6” thick.
Mayor Gifford’s Response to Comptroller’s Report
Mayor Gifford has issued a response to the audit that was conducted by the NYS Comptroller’s office to examine disbursements, real property tax and water rent billings and collections. The report was published on March 29, 2013 and covers June 1, 2010 to April 30, 2012. To view Mayor Gifford’s response to the Comptroller’s report and the plan of action to correct the deficiencies that were found, please CLICK HERE.
New Clerk Hours
The Village Clerk will be at the Village Hall on Tues & Thurs 5PM -7:30PM & Sat 9AM to Noon. If you are not available during these hours, please call the Clerk’s office at 895-2199 to make other accommodations.
CP Rail Community Connection Line – Complaints for Idling Trains
Complaints of trains idling for prolonged periods of time should be directed to the CP Railway Community Connects Line at 1-800- 766-7912 or by email at community connects @ cpr.ca
For a thorough investigation of the incident, the following facts must be presented at the time of the complaint.
- Location (crossing location – Main street, Delanson)
- Engine Numer (number off of first engine)
Incidents must be reported within 24 – 48 hours of the occurrence to be investigated.