Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I hope this finds you all well and looking forward to the upcoming season.
NOTICE ON MEETING ON ASSESSMENT ROLL FOR IMPROVEMENTS
TAKE NOTICE, that the Town Board of the Town of Waterford, New York, has completed its assessment roll for improvements of Sewer District No. 1 of the Town of Waterford, consisting of the construction of general sewers in some of the Town streets and highways, and the establishment and equipment of sewage disposal plant in connection therewith, and other related improvement. The assessment roll was filed with the Town Clerk of the Town of Waterford on September 1, 2023.
The Town Board of the Town of Waterford will meet at Town Hall, 65 Broad Street, in the Town of Waterford, on October 3, 2023 at 6:55 P.M. to conduct a public hearing on the assessment roll and to consider any objections.
John E. Lawler, Supervisor- David Ball, Councilman- Frank McClement, Councilman- James Boudreau, Councilman- Laurie Marble, Councilman
Monthly Town Board Meeting- October 3, 2023 at 7:00PM
The Town Board of the Town of Waterford will hold the monthly Board Meeting on Tuesday October 3, 2023 at 7:00PM at Waterford Town Hall, 65 Broad St. Waterford, NY. The meeting will also be available via Zoom. If participants prefer not to use the Zoom software to monitor the meeting, they can call in using this phone number for audio only (929) 205-6099. Link will be posted on Tuesday.
The Town Board Meeting will begin directly following the Public Hearing.
Waterford Household Hazardous Waste Day- Saturday October 21, 2023
Town Highway Garage- 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(Paint, Aerosol Paints, Sprays, Motor Oil, Antifreeze, Household Batteries, Automotive Batteries)
Residents are required to pre-register in order to participate. There is no fee to participate.
Registration forms can be picked up at Town Hall, the Town Highway Garage or printed from the Town of Waterford website and must be returned to Town Hall or the Highway Garage no later than October 18, 2023.
ATTENTION WATERFORD RESIDENTS- FREE WALK-IN BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC
SPONSORED BY THE WATERFORD RESCUE SQUAD AND WATERFORD COMMUNITY/SENIOR CENTER
Waterford Community/Senior Center - 125 2ND Street
Held on the third Tuesday of the month from 11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
Any questions call Eileen Haldeman, Director at 518-235-8500.
2023 Final Assessment Roll is complete
Residents can view the 2023 Final Assessment Roll. If you have any questions please reach out to the Assessor's Office - 518-235-9907
*Attention Residents*- Please refrain from dumping/flushing wipes and other non biodegradable materials down your toilet or through your garbage disposals.
The Wastewater Department would again like to remind residents to please refrain from dumping/flushing wipes and other non biodegradable materials down your toilet or through your garbage disposals. All of these types of materials should be going in with your household trash. They can not only cause backups in home piping and laterals but can cause blockages and clogging in pumps in pump stations which can cause system backups. Click here to view the flyer.
Update on the Friedrichsohn Cooperage Contaminated PCB Cleanup Project
Update as of December 7, 2021
The removal of contaminated soil is complete and equipment is currently being removed. Restoration of the towpath will begin by December 17th. The coffer dams will be removed in January as well as the work trailers. In the Spring, the area will touched up with topsoil and seeds.
Project and Contact information can be found here: bit.ly/fact-sheet-cooperage.
Important COVID -19 Vaccination Update
Here is the link for the NY State Covid-19 vaccination website:
Here is the telephone number for the NY State vaccination hotline:
NEW YORK STATE COVID-19 VACCINATION HOTLINE
After lengthy negotiations and extensive legal action which included our retaining the services of a nationally recognized commercial appraisal firm, the Town of Waterford and the Waterford-Halfmoon School District have agreed to settle the assessment lawsuit.
In their lawsuit, Momentive had demanded that the property’s taxable assessed value be reduced from $195 million to $54 million. They also demanded a total refund in excess $12 million from the School District, Town of Waterford and Saratoga County for overpayment of taxes from 2016 – 2019.
The settlement establishes a taxable assessed value of $95 million and a total refund of $5 million to Momentive. The refund will consist of an approximate $3.5 million from the School District, approximately $1 million from the Town, and $500,000 from Saratoga County. The settlement prohibits any further assessment challenges by Momentive for a period of 5 years.
The $1 million Town refund and the ensuing loss of future tax revenues as a result of the reduction in the assessment is expected to negatively impact the Town’s 2021 operating budget. The Town Board will make every effort to offset this by reducing operating expenses and utilizing surplus funds to minimize the impact on Town taxpayers.
The final settlement reduced the potential tax refund liability by more than 50% and prevents Momentive from bringing future assessment challenges for five years. Given the potential for a much larger refund and an even greater reduction in the taxable assessed value, we are confident this settlement is in the best interest of our tax payers.
Please see the link below for the 2022 Tentative Assessment Roll on the County Website.
2022 Tentative Assessment Rolls
The 2021 Final Town Tax Assessment Roll has been completed and is available for inspection in the Town Assessor's Office during regular hours. The information is also available on the County's website:
Scroll down and click on the Town of Waterford link and you will have access to the entire Final Roll.
To find a particular property, owner, or address, use the “Find” box. Many residents feel it is important to know the assessments on their properties. If you need help reading the Roll or understanding its abbreviations, the Assessor is usually available to help (call for an appointment: 235-9907).
Using either of these methods can help you decide if your assessment is fair or needs review. If review is your choice, go to www.tax.ny.gov or telephone your Assessor.