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The Board of Trustees of the Village of Irvington will hold a public hearing on November 20, 2006 at 8:00 p.m. at Village Hall, 85 Main Street, Irvington, NY to consider the adoption of a local law amending Chapter 195 Article VII (Alternative exemption for wartime veterans) of the Village Code relating to maximum allowable exemption.

A copy of the proposed local law is as follows:

ARTICLE VII, Alternative Exemption for Wartime Veterans

§ 195-30. Legislative intent.

The purpose of this article is to set forth and provide the percentage of the real property tax exemption provided for in § 458-a of the Real Property Tax Law that is effective in the Village of Irvington. All definitions, terms and conditions of such statute shall apply to this article.

§ 195-31. Maximum allowable exemption increased.

The maximum exemptions allowable in Paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of Subdivision 2 of § 458-a of the Real Property Tax Law are increased to $36,000, $24,000 and $120,000, respectively.

§ 195-31.1. Cooperative apartments.

A. The Village of Irvington adopts immediately the local option provisions of the New York State Real Property Tax Law § 458-a to allow that portion of a cooperative apartment corporation held by an otherwise eligible veteran tenant/stockholder to be eligible for an exemption from real property taxes.

The Assessor of the Village of Irvington shall determine the amount of exemption, based upon the proportion of the outstanding stock held by the eligible shareholder, and credited against the taxes charged to the corporation. Eligible stockholders are required to receive an adjustment to their monthly maintenance fees by the cooperative apartment corporation to reflect the benefit of the exemption.

Department of Public Works


Leaf Season

During the Fall Leaf season leaves must be placed curbside in biodegradable paper bags or in piles loose. No other yard debris or tree branches may be mixed with leaf piles as this clogs our leaf vacuum machines.

Also, do not place leaf piles in the road (it is also, against the law) as when it rains the leaves find their way into the catch basins and adversely affect the Village’s storm water drainage system. If leaf piles are mixed with any other yard debris or branches the piles will not be picked up until properly separated by the property owner.

Duration: Leaf Season lasts from early fall until the first significant snowstorm. Up until the first significant snowstorm, leaves may be placed curbside in biodegradable paper bags or in piles loose. After the first snowstorm leaves will no longer be collected in piles loose, but only in biodegradable paper bags. The DPW must change over our equipment from the leaf collection operation to our snow plowing, road salting and snow removal operation, as the same equipment is used for both.

Leaf piles must be accessible as they are picked up by machine. Do not place piles behind raised curbs or near trees, signs, fire hydrants, fences or any other obstruction. Also do not place piles on top of water or gas shutoffs, drainage culverts or any other structure that could possibly be damaged upon removal. If leaf piles are not accessible, the piles will not be picked up until moved by the property owner to an accessible location. Leaves may be put out for collection curbside in front of your own property only. Do not place leaves in front of someone else’s property or in a Village right-of- way.

It is unlawful to burn leaves at any time in the Village of Irvington, N.Y. No person, Landscape Co. or Contractor shall dispose of leaves, garden cuttings or refuse of any kind by dumping same in the streets, gutters, catch basins, sewer or other Rite of Ways, including sides and shoulders of Roadways or anywhere in the Village.

Private carters and/or contractors shall not transfer or remove garbage or rubbish, or any waste material from one vehicle to another upon any Village Street or public place.

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