Welcome to the Town of Greenburgh
News & Information  
  Select News to View

Please select the year.
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

Back to Article List

Release Date: May 24, 2007

The Greenburgh Town Board unanimously approved partial tax exemptions for members of volunteer fire departments and ambulance companies. The exemptions are authorized by the NY State Legislature. The exemptions were designed to help all volunteer departments recruit and keep volunteers. A number of communities around the state have adopted similar laws.

The current New YorkStatelaw is not fair. The NYS Legislature did not authorize the town to grant exemptions to volunteers who volunteer at paid departments such as Fairview, Greenvilleor Hartsdale. A volunteer is a volunteer – I am contacting State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assemblyman Richard Brodsky and am requesting that they propose an amendment to the law so that all volunteers (even those volunteering at departments with paid members) be entitled to partial tax relief. Volunteers are on call 24 hours a day and night and save the town taxpayers millions of dollars.


Last night the Greenburgh Town Board designated 15 Adams Placeas a Historic landmark. Famed photographer Gordon Parks lived at 15 Adams. Many other nationally recognized leaders also maintained residency in the ParkwayGardenssection of town – during the 1950s and 1960s. We were honored to have Mr. Parks son at our meeting.


The Board also authorized the Commissioner of Public Works to issue an RFP for an independent study to determine the causes of flooding on East Hartsdale Aveand at  other sections of the town –that experience flooding problems. We will ask the consultant we hire to develop recommendations. We need a plan- short term and long term. East Hartsdale Ave is starting to come back. We must work hard to figure out a way to avoid a repeat of the flood of 2007.


Print this page Print this page Print this page Email this page Email this page

Contact Information | Home | Town Supervisor | Town Council | Town Clerk's Office | Tax Department | Departments | Documents & Forms | Town Code | GIS Maps, Tax and Assessment Information | Agendas & Minutes | Watch Live Board Meetings | Public Access TV On Demand | Links | Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) | Employment Opportunities | Town Updates by E-Mail | Pay Parking Tickets Online | Pay Water Bill Online | On-Line Tax Payments | Map to Town Hall
Use Mobile Site

Copyright © 2014 Town of Greenburgh, NY. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by Cit-e-Net