Property tax exemptions

For anyone who is not yet aware, there are a number of exemptions available on property tax assessments that may help lower your property taxes if you qualify.  If your home in Halcott is your primary residence, there are exemptions available based on age, income, agricultural and forestry use of land, veterans status and solar power.  If you think you might be eligible for any of these and would like more information, please contact the assessor for the Town of Halcott at mmdneves67@gmail.com.

 

Town of Halcott Mini-Transfer Station

Dear Friends:  Beginning March 9th, the Town of Halcott will offer a weekly drop-off service for those of us who do not choose to hire a hauler to pick up our garbage. Halcott residents only, that is, renters and landowners, may take bags of household waste in clear plastic bags, at $3 a bag, to the transfer station, set up at the Highway Garage. The hours of this new transfer station will be 10 AM to 12 noon every Sunday.  We are trying to establish hours that will also be convenient for seasonal homeowners. Instead of cash, we will be using punch cards. One punch card will allow the deposit of three bags of trash and may be purchased at $9 each from our Town Clerk, Pattie Warfield, 254-6441. Clerk’s hours are: 3 to 5PM Wednesdays; and 10-12 noon 3rd Sat of every month. They also may be purchased from Sam’s Country Store at $10 each. Punch cards will not be available at the transfer station and no trash will be accepted without a punch card. Please bear with us as we get this system up and running. Don’t forget that recyclables may  also be deposited, as they have been,  at same location free of charge: These must be separated, with caps removed. Following items are accepted:  newspapers, tied or placed in paper bags; magazines, tied; cardboard, tied; plastics #1,2,3,5; glass containers; aluminum cans; electronics. Finally, please note that if you have been employing someone to pick up your garbage, this new service will not change your arrangement. This service is for those who want to dispose of their own waste. The Town Board has been working hard to make this option a reality for our residents. We hope that it makes life a little easier!

Learn More about Land Use and Zoning!

Dear Town Members:  Take a look at the training described in the attached flyer that Karen Rauter is trying to organize here in Halcott.  It will take place at our Grange Hall from 4 to 8PM on March 20th (snow date March 27th) and is open to all those in the area who are interested in planning.  Dinner will be served!  It would be a good opportunity to learn more about the do’s and don’t’s of zoning, the principles behind it, and how it protects a community.  Please let Karen know at krauter@rondoutneversink.org  (phone:  845-985-2581) if you are interested in coming.  And we send a special plea to those of you who think of others who might be interested, but who don’t have email access.  Bring them!

ZBA Training Flyer PDF

New Code Enforcement Officers

Dear Friends: At the Organizational Meeting on Monday night, the Town Board appointed John Mathiesen as our Code Enforcement Officer. He can be reached at 586-2074 and is free afternoons. His email address is: mathiesen@catskill.net. While he was our Code Enforcement Officer, Billy Allison upgraded many of the parts of the CEO job. Take a look at our website, http://www.townofhalcott.org for permit applications. We hope to streamline the process even further to provide better service to our townspeople. John’s deputy will be Jeff Norwick who can be called if John is unavailable. Jeff’s cell phone is 532-0405 and his email address is jnorwick1@yahoo.com