Assessor Greg Klingler announced that the state STAR property tax exemption application cutoff date was March 1, and that many local property owners will see an increase in their taxes because the Star exemption is reduced this year and the STAR middle-class rebate program has expired. This year the town is assessed at 95 percent of full value, according to the state's calculations, he stated.
The board voted to reduce sewer and water fees - from $1,920 to $1,600 and from $535 to $433 respectively - for the Potter's Diner property. The reduction is based on the demolition of the dilapidated motel units behind the diner and the fact the restaurant is vacant.
Also, the board expressed support for the placement of a stop sign at Dinu St. and Lake Ave.