Town of Ossining Offices Will Be Closed Today (Thursday, January 4th)

 

For the safety of our staff, Town offices will be closed today (Thursday, January 4th) for all non-essential personnel.

 

Additionally, all Court dates for this evening have been canceled. Affected parties will be contacted and assigned a future date.

 

Please check here or on the Town of Ossining Facebook page for updates.

 

Stay safe and stay warm!

--Dana

Happy 2018!

First of all, Best Wishes for a Happy and Healthy and Peaceful 2018!

 

Secondly, I am proud to say that we survived the early collection, and I want to sincerely thank all of our taxpayers for their patience during this unprecedented and rapidly evolving situation. We tried our very best to react quickly and efficiently given the time to prepare!

 

I also want to sincerely apologize to all those who were unable to reach us by phone-- we truly had all hands on deck, including several helpers from other Town departments, picking up phone calls and returning messages, but they were coming in much faster than we could answer them. I hope that many of you, instead, came to visit us in person so we could walk you through the particulars of your situation. We did our very best, and I hope that it showed. Due to the sheer volume of messages left, I hope you will understand that we will begin this week fresh and those calls will not be returned. However, if you have an issue that has not yet been addressed, please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will be happy to help you as best I can. 

 

We are here today through Friday, 8:30AM to 4:30PM to assist you-- I look forward to starting off the new year together!

 

All the best, 

Holly

Benchmarking Energy Use Data for 2016

In the process of earning NYSERDA's Clean Energy Communities Designation, the Town Board adopted an energy use benchmarking policy for certain municipal buildings on February 28, 2017.  With the help of departmental representatives that comprise the Town's Internal Green Team, we have compiled energy use data for all qualifying municipal buildings for 2016.  The policy requires that data for 2016 be posted on the Town's website by December 31st, and annual data going forward be posted by September 30th of the following year.  Benchmarking the Town's energy use will assist in making informed decisions about building improvements and other energy saving measures to reduce the Town's energy consumption in the long run.

2016 Energy Use Data

Town of Ossining Municipal Buildings over 1,000 square feet

Property

Address

Primary Use Type

Gross Floor Area (square feet)

Site Energy Use Intensity

(kBtu/ft2)

Weather Normalized Source EUI (kBtu/ft2)

Annual Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Metric Tons CO2e)

Energy Performance Score

Dale Cemetery Office/Residence

104 Havell Street/Marble Place

Office/Residence

3,615

79.1

Not Available

16.9

Not Available

Highway Garage

Woodside Avenue

Garage

9,228

86.7

104

59.6

Not Available

Ossining Boat and Canoe Club

1 Westerly Road

Social/Meeting Hall

3,876

3.6

4.2

0.9

Not Available

Parks Department Garage

43B Morningside Drive

Garage

1,200

173.5

204.9

14

Not Available

Ryder Park Caretaker Residence

43B Morningside Drive

Residence

1,908

61.3

Not Available

7.6

Not Available

 

Municipal buildings in the Town of Ossining over 1,000 square feet used an approximate total of 20,939 kWh of electricity, 2,089 therms of natural gas, and 350,777 kBtu of propane, emitting a total of 104.1 Metric Tons CO2e.

Note from Receiver of Taxes Holly Perlowitz

 

 

As you might imagine, the Town offices have been inundated with phone calls about Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order and the Town of Ossining’s ability to accept 2018 tax payments in 2017. We apologize for not being able to return each phone call—we have all hands on deck and will have extended office hours to accommodate as many taxpayers as we can. As a reminder, we are here today (Wednesday 12/27) until 4:30PM, tomorrow (Thursday 12/28) between 8:30AM and 7PM, and Friday 12/29 between 8:30AM and 3PM. If you have an urgent question, please feel free to call, but please take note of some of the details below and hopefully some of your questions will be answered.

 


As of December 26, 2017, we are accepting tax payments of the 2018 year under the authority of the Governor’s Executive Order #172. The order allows the Town to collect taxes for which we have a warrant, or for which the Town is willing to accept early payments.

 

1. We are accepting early payments for the 2018 Town tax bill and Town Special Districts based on what you paid for Town and Town Special District taxes in the 2017 collection.

2. Taxes due for 2018 based on actual tax rates (not currently available) will be reduced by a credit amount for the payments received under this Executive Order.

3. School taxes - Second half due by January 31, 2018. The second half of an already outstanding bill are accepted before January 1st, 2018 as is longstanding practice.

4. We cannot accept payments of any County Taxes as we have not received a warrant from Westchester County.

5. We cannot accept payments of school taxes for the 2018/19 tax year as we have not received a warrant from our school districts. This is through NO FAULT of the Schools; there are no budgets completed or voted on, on which to calculate bills.

 


Although the Town of Ossining is proceeding with tax collection as permitted by the Executive Order, it offers no opinion concerning the ultimate deductibility of any taxes paid for federal or state tax purposes. Property owners should consult with their own tax professionals for guidance with regard to the federal and state tax implications associated with these payments.

 

Again, we apologize sincerely for any service issues you may experience and ask for your understanding-- this is an unprecedented situation and is continuously evolving, but we're all in this together!

 

Holly

Update on Pre-Payment of 2018 Property Taxes

 

As many of you are aware, around 4:30PM on Friday, December 22nd, Governor Cuomo issued an Executive Order which enables municipalities to accept partial payments of 2018 taxes in order to brace for changes that will result from the SALT legislation at the federal level. Over the weekend, we were working hard to identify the best way to implement a strategy to provide this benefit to Town taxpayers. 

 

  pdf Please see the update we are releasing today regarding the payment of 2018 taxes. (46 KB) Earlier today, I signed the 2018 Town tax warrant (subject to correction). In addition, as per the process prescribed in the Executive Order, the Town Board will pass a resolution at this evening's meeting to allow the Town to accept the aforementioned payments.

 

As a reminder, the Village of Ossining issued their warrant last week, enabling Village of Ossining taxpayers to pay their 2018 Village taxes in 2017.

 

Although the Town and Village of Ossining are offering this accomodation in accordance with the Executive Order, we urge you to contact your tax advisor regarding the potential deductability of such payments.

 

We will continue to keep you updated as more information becomes available.

 

--Dana

 

 

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Dana Levenberg, Town Supervisor
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16 Croton Avenue
Ossining, NY 10562

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