Legal Notices - The Millerton News - 4-29-21

Legal Notice of Completion of Tentative Assessment Roll

Pursuant to ß506 & ß526 of the Real Property Tax Law:

 NOTICE is hereby given that the Assessors of the Town of Pine Plains, County of Dutchess, have completed

their tentative assessment roll for the current year, a copy of which is filed with the Town Clerk.

 The Assessors will be available via telephone and by appointment with such tentative roll at: Town Hall, 3284 Route 199, Assessor’s Office. Appointments for telephone and in-person meetings can be made for the following days and between the hours listed:

5/11/21 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

5/13/21 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

5/14/21 between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

5/15/21 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Written complaints with respect to the assessments may be filed with the Assessors any time prior to or

 on Grievance Day and shall be transmitted by the Assessors to the Board of Assessment Review on or

before Grievance Day.

A publication containing procedures for contesting an assessment is available online at www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/publications/orpts/grievancebooklet.pdf

Richard Diaz

Assessor Chairman

Grievance Day: May 25, 2021 (Fourth Tuesday in May)

 ( ß508 RPTL)

( ß525 RPTL)

NOTICE is hereby given that the BOARD OF ASSESSMENT REVIEW for the Town of Pine Plains, County of

Dutchess shall hear complaints in relation to assessments at:

Town Hall, 3284 Route 199, (518) 398-7193 x 7

The BOARD OF ASSESSMENT REVIEW will be in attendance on the following days:

5/25/21 between the hours of 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

5/25/21 between the hours of 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

The BOARD OF ASSESSMENT REVIEW will then file a copy of the determination with the Town Clerk to

become a matter of public record.

*Due to the ongoing issues concerning COVID 19, please check the town website or call<\d>/<\d>email the Assessors’ Office after 5/19/21 for information on how the Grievance process will be conducted this year.

04-29-21

 

NOTICE OF ANNUAL PUBLIC HEARING

ON THE BUDGET,

ANNUAL MEETING,

SCHOOL DISTRICT

ELECTION AND VOTE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Education of the Northeast Central School District, Dutchess and Columbia Counties, New York, will hold a Public Hearing on the Budget in the High School Library at the Webutuck High School Building, Haight Road, Amenia, New York, or on Zoom (please check www.webutuckschools.org click the red circle on the homepage for an update status on this meeting) on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 7:00 P.M., for the purpose of presenting the budget document for the 2021-2022 School Year.

 NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that a copy of the statement of the amount of money which will be required to fund the budget for the 2021-2022 school year, exclusive of public monies, may be obtained by any resident of the District during business hours, between 9:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M., prevailing time, at the Webutuck Elementary School, Eugene Brooks Intermediate School, Webutuck High School and at the District Administrative Office between 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., prevailing time, effective April 27, 2021, except Saturday, Sunday or holidays. Copies of the Budget will also be available at the Northeast-Millerton Library and the Amenia Free Library.

The election and budget vote shall be by machine or absentee ballot. The hours during which the poll shall be kept open shall be from 12:00 Noon until 9:00 P.M., prevailing time, or for as long thereafter as necessary to enable qualified voters who are in the polling place at 9:00 P.M. to cast their ballots.

 NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Annual Meeting, Election of Members of the Board of Education and Vote on the Budget of the qualified voters of the Northeast Central School District, will be held on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at the Webutuck High School gym, Haight Road, Amenia, New York, between the hours of 12:00 Noon and 9:00 P.M., prevailing time, when the polls will be open for the purpose of voting by voting machine:

A. To elect four (4) members to the Board of Education at large, two (2) for three-year terms, commencing July 1, 2021 and expiring on June 30, 2024 to fill the vacant seats of incumbent board members, Nikki Johnson, and Rick Keller Coffey, one (1) to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Jay Newman whose term shall expire on June 30, 2023, and one (1) to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Steve Abad whose term shall expire on June 30, 2022.

B. Shall the 2021-2022 Budget as adopted by the Board of Education in the amount of $24,798,803, with anticipated revenue exclusive of taxes in the amount of $8,582,074 and the amount to be raised through taxes of $16,216,729, be approved?

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the qualified voters of the School District shall be entitled to vote in said annual vote and election. A qualified voter is one who is (1) a citizen of the United States of America, (2) eighteen (18) years of age or older, and (3) resident within the School District for a period of thirty (30) days preceding the annual vote and election. The School District may require all persons offering to vote at the budget vote and election to provide one form of proof of residency pursuant to Education Law section 2018-c. Such form may include a driver’s license, a non-driver identification card, a utility bill, or a voter registration card. Upon offer of proof of residency, the School District may also require all persons offering to vote to provide their signature, printed name and address.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that absentee ballots will be available for this Election and Vote. Applications for absentee ballots for the School District Election and Vote may be obtained at the Office of the District Clerk at the Webutuck High School building, Haight Road, Amenia, New York on school days during school hours. The application must be returned to the District Clerk at least seven (7) days prior to the election if the ballot is to be mailed, or the day before the election if the ballot will be picked up personally by the voter. Absentee ballots must be received at the Office of the District Clerk by no later than 5:00 P.M., prevailing time, on the day of the Election and Vote, May 18, 2021.

The Education Law makes special provisions for absentee voting by “permanently disabled” voters of the District and any questions regarding these should be directed to the District Clerk. A list of all persons to whom absentee ballots shall have been issued will be available for inspection to qualified voters of the District at the said District Administrative Offices during regular office hours, 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., prevailing time, including the day of the Election and Vote. Any qualified voter may file a written challenge the acceptance of the ballot of any person on such list, by making hi/her challenge and reasons therefore known to the Inspector of Election before the close of the polls.

The Education Law also makes special provisions for absentee voting for “military” voters of the District. Specifically, the law provides a unique procedure for “military ballots” in school district votes. Whereas absentee ballot applications and absentee ballots must be received by the voter by mail, a military voter may elect to receive his/her absentee ballot application and absentee ballot by mail, email or facsimile. The military voter must, however, return his/her original military ballot application and military ballot by mail or in person. The Clerk of the Board shall transmit the military voter’s military ballot in accord with the military voter’s preferred method of transmission, or if no preferred method is identified by mail, not later than 25 days before the vote. The Clerk of the Board must then receive the military voter’s military ballot by mail or in person not later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the vote.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a rule adopted by the Board of Education in accordance with Education Law §§ 2035, 2008, any referenda or propositions to amend the budget, or otherwise to be submitted for voting at said election, must be filed with and directed to the District Clerk at the District Office, on or before April 19, 2021; must be typed or printed in the English language. However, the Board of Education will not entertain or place before the voters any petition or any proposition if its purpose is beyond the power of the voters or is illegal, or any proposition requiring the expenditure of monies which fails to include specific appropriations for all such expenditures required by the proposition.

Therese M. Trotter, Clerk of the Board

Northeast (Webutuck) Central School District

194 Haight Road, P.O. Box 405

 Amenia, NY 12501

04-29-21

 

NOTICE OF COMPLETION OF TENTATIVE ASSESSMENT ROLL

Pursuant to Section 506 of the Real Property Tax law:

Notice is hereby given that the Assessor of the Town of Amenia

County of Dutchess, has completed his tentative assessment roll for the Current year, a copy of which is filed with the Town Clerk.

The Assessor and/or Designee will be in attendance with such tentative roll at:

THE AMENIA TOWN HALL-4988 ROUTE 22-AMENIA, NY 12501

He will be available on the following days:

Date: Monday 5/03/2021 BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 9AM AND 1PM (by appointment only) DATE: Tuesday 5/04/2021 BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 9AM AND 1PM (by appointment only)

DATE: Monday 5/10/2021 BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 9AM AND 1PM (by appointment only)

Date: Tuesday  5/11/2021 BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 6PM AND 8PM (by appointment only) Written complaints with respect to the assessments may be filed with the Assessor any time prior to or on Grievance Day and shall be transmitted by the Assessor to the Board of Assessment Review on or before Grievance Day.

A publication containing procedures for contesting an assessment is available at the Assessor’s Office or online at www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/publications/orpts/grievancebooklet.pdf

Chris Boryk, Assessor

GRIEVANCE DAY

Fourth Tuesday in May

 (508 Real Property Tax Law)

May 25, 2021

(525 Real Property Tax Law)

NOTICE is hereby given that the BOARD OF ASSESSMENT REVIEW for the Town of Amenia, County of Dutchess, shall hear and determine complaints in relation to assessments at:

The Amenia Town Hall-4988 Route 22-Amenia, NY 12501 845-373-8118 x 104

The BOARD OF ASSESSMENT REVIEW will be in attendance on this day:

DATE Tuesday- May 25, 2021 BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 3PM AND 5PM

DATE Tuesday- May 25, 2021 BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 6PM AND 8PM

 The BOARD OF ASSESSMENT REVIEW will then file a copy of the determination with the Town Clerk to become a matter of public record.

Steven Benardete

Board Chairman

04-29-21

 

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Village Board of the Village of Millerton invites sealed proposals for the furnishing of all materials and labor necessary for the construction of the Village of Millerton Sidewalk Replacement Project in the Village of Millerton, New York. This Contract has been designated as Contract No. 20-113 as set forth in contract documents, including drawings and specifications, prepared by CPL, Architecture, Engineering, Planning and Land Surveyor, DPC, 64 Green Street, Suite 1, Hudson, NY 12534.

All such sealed proposals must be received by the Village Clerk at the Village Hall, 5933 North Elm Avenue, Millerton, NY 12546 on or before May 11, 2021, 1:00pm, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud, for prompt consideration by the Village Board.

Copies of the proposed contract documents, including plans and specifications, and the forms of proposals for the contract, are available for public inspection at the Village Clerk’s office during business hours, 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and becoming available April 23, 2021. Pursuant to the provisions of GML 102, persons desiring to take a copy may obtain them, subject to a non-refundable deposit in the amount of $50.00 for each set, payable by check or money order. Such documents are also available for examination at the offices of CPL, Architecture, Engineering, Planning and Land Surveyor, DPC, 64 Green Street, Suite 1, Hudson, NY 12534 (518) 828-2300.

Work shall consist of:

Base Bid: 

 Demolition of existing sidewalk and curb and replacement with new concrete sidewalk and curbing, sidewalk ramp, crosswalk and signage.

Add Alternate Bid 1:

Demolition of existing sidewalk and replacement with new concrete sidewalk along South Center Street.

Add Alternate Bid 2:

Demolition of existing curb and replacement with new concrete curbing along South Center Street.

 The Contractor shall enter into a contract within five (5) calendar days from the date of acceptance of this bid and the work shall be substantially complete within 60 calendar days of the date of the Notice to Proceed.

All proposals shall be made and received upon the following conditions, which are more fully set forth in the bid documents:

1. Only such proposals as are made and filed upon the forms available in the Bid Documents will be accepted.

 2. Proposals are to be enclosed in a sealed envelope.

3. Each proposal must be accompanied by a certified check in the sum of five percent (5%) of the amount bid, payable to the order of the Village of Millerton, or a bond with sufficient sureties, to be approved by the Mayor, as Chief Financial Officer, in such amount, conditioned that if the proposal is accepted, the bidder will enter into a contract for the same and will provide acceptable security, in the form of cash, certified check or performance bonds, or letters of credit, as set forth in the contract documents, for the faithful performance of the contract, within 15 days from the acceptance of the proposal.

4. Pursuant to the provisions of GML 105, no bids may be withdrawn unless no contract is awarded for more than 45 days after the opening thereof.

5. Upon acceptance of the bid, if the successful bidder fails to enter into a contract pursuant to the requirements of said Village Board or fails to give the further security prescribed in this notice within the time noted herein, then the check deposited as aforesaid, and the moneys standing to the credit of the same shall be forfeited to the Village as liquidated damages and not as a penalty and the Mayor shall collect the same or enforce the payment of the bond for the benefit of the Village.

6. All bids shall contain the non-collusion certificate in a form meeting the requirements of GML 103-d.

The Village Board reserves the right, in its discretion, to waive technical noncompliance or irregularities that are not material or substantial, and to reject all bids and to rebid the project.

 By Order of the Village Board

Kelly Kilmer

Village Clerk

04-29-21

 

Town of North East

Assessor’s Office

Pursuant to §506 & §526 of the Real Property Tax Law, notice is hereby given that the Assessor of the Town of North East, County of Dutchess, has completed the 2021 tentative assessment roll, a copy of which will be filed with the Town Clerk on May 1, 2021 and will be available online at https://townofnortheastny.gov/

The Assessor will be available to discuss assessment issues on Thursday, May 6, 1:00PM-5:00PM; Saturday, May 15, 9:00AM-1:00PM; Wednesday, May 19, 4:00PM-8:00PM; and Tuesday, May 25, 9:00AM- 1:00PM at 518-789-3300 x605

or assessor@townofnortheastny.gov.

 Formal written complaints with respect to the assessments should be filed by mail prior to May 26, 2021, Grievance Day, and addressed to the Board of Assessment Review, 19 North Maple Ave., P.O. Box 771, Millerton, NY 12546.

Information on contesting an assessment is available from the Assessor or online at https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/contest/contestasmt.htm.

Katherine Johnson, Assessor

04-29-21

 

Town of North East

Board of Assessment Review

Pursuant to ß 508 & ß525 of the Real Property Tax Law, notice is hereby given that the Board of Assessment Review for the Town of North East, County of Dutchess, shall hear and determine complaints in relation to assessments on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 19 North Maple Avenue by appointment between the hours of 3:00PM-5:00PM and 6:00PM-8:00PM.

All complaints and related paperwork must be received by mail prior to May 26th. Mail complaints to: Board of Assessment Review, 19 North Maple Ave., P.O. Box 771, Millerton, NY 12546. For more information contact the Assessor at 518-789-3300 x605 or assessor@townofnortheastny.gov.

The Board of Assessment Review will then file a copy of the determinations with the Town Clerk to become a matter of public record.

 John Crawford

Board Chairman

04-29-21

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