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30 Ferry Street, P. O. Box 38  Schuylerville, NY 12871   Volume 2  Number  1  January, 2005

Happy New Year and Warm Greetings ! 

The month of January is a time to reorganize and set goals for the coming year.  Appointments to town positions and a review of procedures and policies will occur. An auditing of the financial accounts of all town officials that handle funds will be conducted.  The next meeting of the Town Board is scheduled for Monday, January 10th at 7:00 p.m.  Some of the items that will be covered at this meeting include: zoning officer's report, town clerk's report, supervisor's report, committee reports, and adopt a number of resolutions concerning appointments and operating procedures.  On Thursday, January 6th the Town Board will conduct their monthly agenda meeting at which they will review agenda items scheduled for the January 10th meeting.  In addition, the Town Board will also conduct an audit of financial reports for all town officials that handle town money.    During the month of January a committee will be formed to study the issue of a new town hall.  Anyone interested in serving and working on this committee should contact Tom Wood or any town board member.  A public hearing on the Country Inn PUD will be scheduled for early February.   Everyone is reminded that the monthly town newsletter, monthly calendar, and minutes of all town meetings are on the internet at

            The Town Offices will be closed on Monday, January  17th for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

Saratoga Lake Association News

     The City of Saratoga Springs Council voted 3 to 2 on December 14th not to forward the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) to the DEC  and to go no further at this time with regards to using Saratoga Lake as a source of drinking water.  They then voted 3 to 2 to pursue the Saratoga County Water Plan for their supplemental water source.  This is excellent news for all of the Town of Saratoga residents and is the result of a tremendous amount of work conducted by members of SLA and SLIPID.  The Saratoga Lake Association conducted a very successful Holiday Mixer on Saturday, December 4th from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  It provided all members an opportunity to socialize and get to know each other better.     The official website of the Saratoga Lake Association is

Schuylerville-Victory Water Board News

Construction of the new water treatment plant has stopped for the winter and will resume in the spring.  It is hoped that the new water treatment plant will be completed by August, 2005.  The next water workshop will be held in Victory on January 11th at 6:00 p.m. and the next water board meeting will be held in Victory on January 18th   at 7:00 p.m.   

Town Tax Collector

Town Tax Collector Joyce Shaver recently mailed tax notices to all property owners in the town.  Residents may pay their taxes in person at the town hall or mail them to the tax collector.  During January, Joyce will collect taxes at the Town Hall in the Conference Room on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday, January 29th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  During February and March, Joyce will be in the Town Hall Conference Room on Monday's only from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Taxes may be mailed to Joyce at anytime.  If you have any questions for Joyce call her at 695-3644 X 18.

Assessor News

Town Assessor Catherine DeFelice reminds all residents that will be 65 years old before March 1st       that they may be eligible for school tax relief programs.  The first program is the Senior Exemption program and is for residents that live in either the Schuylerville or Saratoga Springs school district.  Under this program if your income is less than $32,399.99, you may be eligible for a reduction in property assessment.  The maximum assessment reduction is 50% for an income of $24,000 or less and decreases in 5% increments down to a minimum of 5% assessment reduction for an income of $32,399.99.  Property ownership, occupancy status, and residency are additional eligibility factors considered for this program.  Applications for this program must be submitted by March 1st.  A second school tax relief program called Enhanced Star provides for a reduction of up to $50,000 of assessed value for residents age 65 or over in 2005 with an annual income of $64,650 or less.  A third school tax relief program called Basic Star is available for all residents irregardless of income level.  This program provides for a reduction of $30,000 of assessed property value. Residents already signed up for this program do not need to do so again.  If you are eligible for  any of the programs, please contact Catherine DeFelice at 695-4034 for more information.



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