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Volunteer First Responders Get Real Estate Tax Break

By Sharon Torres -


At the BOT meeting on Monday March 27, 2023, the Board voted 5-0 to adopt a law providing up to a 10% discount on Village property taxes for active members of the Volunteer Fire Department and EMS.


The discount is based on criteria set by New York State and does not apply to any other real estate taxes. According to the NYS website, “In order to be eligible for this partial exemption, volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers must live in the community served by their volunteer organization and meet a minimum service requirement of between two and five years, as set by the respective taxing jurisdiction.”


The Board stated that it is more difficult to find and retain volunteers. According to the Mayor, adopting this law will serve as an “incentive to keep them in the community and thank them for their service.”


The details of the NYS law can be found HERE.



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