- Last Updated: 13 April 2016 13 April 2016
Last night, we handed out these flyers at the Town Board Meeting to give our residents some more information about the revaluation process. In case you missed it, you can find both documents here.
- Last Updated: 12 April 2016 12 April 2016
April 12th, 2016- 7:30PM
Birdsall-Fagan Police/ Court Facility
86-88 Spring Street, Ossining NY 10562
4-12-2016 Agenda (Updated 4/12)
All Board Meetings are televised LIVE on GO-TV, on Channel 78. Taped shows are repeated every Thursday at 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Channels 78 and 18.
- Last Updated: 05 April 2016 05 April 2016
As we continue to hear from many of our residents about the impact notices they’ve received this month, we wanted to share some feedback we’ve gotten from Tyler Technologies and from our Town Assessor.
Once you’ve scheduled an appointment to meet with Tyler (if you haven’t done so already and feel that Tyler didn’t accurately assess your property, you may call 800-273-8605 by Friday, April 8th), it is important that you keep that appointment. There are many folks waiting to see a Tyler representative, and we are asking that if you have scheduled and won’t be able to make it, that you please call and cancel/ reschedule so that your neighbors may get an appointment sooner.
Secondly, as you prepare for your appointment, we want to remind our residents that bringing backup to substantiate your home’s value will be crucial. Our Assessor suggests any of the following: internal photographs of the property, cost estimates of any work in progress or recently completed, an appraisal performed within the last three years (only if you already have one), a market analysis conducted by a realtor, comparable sales, and most importantly, proof of factors that you think negatively impact the value in a way Tyler may have missed. Some examples of these factors may be a wet basement, cracked foundation, proximity to high traffic areas, outdated kitchens/ bathrooms, or any lot/land value information you think is important, such as easements, contamination, restrictions, etc.
We want to get this right. Please bring any and all information that you believe will strengthen your case.
More information can be found on Tyler's website for the Consortium at http://mmrc.tylertech.com.
- Last Updated: 05 April 2016 05 April 2016
We have heard from some residents that they have received a mailer from ConEdison Solutions and have questions about what it’s all about. This process has been going on for nearly two years before the Town Board, but we haven’t talked about it in a few weeks, so here’s some background.
Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is a program brought to Ossining by Sustainable Westchester. CCA, which aims to save consumers money on their energy costs, allows all of us to benefit from economies of scale when it comes to buying power, and allows everyone who is currently serviced by Con Edison to receive this more favorable rate.
So when might you have heard about this? On May 12th, 2015, the Town Board held a public hearing on this topic, and 2 months later, passed a local law to duly enact this mechanism for energy supply. You can read more about CCA pdf here (203 KB) , or check out the pdf Powerpoint Presentation (449 KB) that was presented by Sustainable Westchester in April of 2015.
The mailer you should see this week, which the Town of Ossining approved, is meant to explain the program and show you your new rates. The best part is that our residents who currently use Con Edison don’t have to lift a finger to benefit from this savings-- property owners who don’t wish to participate may opt out, but this less expensive solution becomes the default for everyone who is currently with Con Edison. If you use an ESCO instead of Con Edison and you want in on this savings too, you will have to contact your ESCO and get the details about leaving your contract with them. You can opt in or opt out of CCA at any time.
The sitting Town Board was asked to make only one decision on this agreement, which was to decide whether the default rate should be 100% renewable energy, or whether it should be a mix, also called the “Basic Supply Option”. We decided that we should go green, in the spirit of sustainability, and make the default 100% renewable energy. Our residents save money from the standard Con Edison rate even at 100% renewable, but should your household wish to save even more, you may “opt down” to the Basic Supply Option for an even greater savings in your energy bill.
|Rate Comparison||Trailing 12 month price from Consolidated Edison Company of New York**||
100% Renewable Energy Supply
|Basic Supply Option|
|Small Commercial (EL2)||$0.0968||$0.0965||$0.0961|
|**Weighted average supply price for 12 months ending Feb 2016 for customer taking supply from Con Edison Company of New York|
Please keep in mind that this change only covers the supply side of the equation-- your delivery rate for energy will not be affected by this process, nor will your service-- in the case of an outage or any issues with your service, you will still call Con Edison at 1-800-75-CONED. The only change you’ll notice is a smaller electric bill later this quarter.