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Legal Notice – Public Hearing Local Law #8 – 12/27/2018 7PM

LEGAL NOTICE:

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town of Rochester Town Board has scheduled a public
hearing for Local Law # 8-2018: Amendment of Chapter 53, Animals, of the Code of the Town
of Rochester for 12/27/2018 at 7pm or immediately following the 6pm Audit meeting whichever
is later at the Town of Rochester Town Hall, 50 Scenic Road/PO Box 65, Accord, NY.

BY THE ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD
KATHLEEN A. GUNDBERG
TOWN CLERK

Notice of Public Hearing – 12/17/2018 7PM

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ON PROPOSED PROJECT
AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
RELATING THERETO

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing pursuant to Section 859-a(2) of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York (the “Act”) will be held by the Ulster County Industrial Development Agency (the “Agency”) on the 17th day of December, 2018 at 7:00 o’clock p.m., local time, at the offices of the Town of Rochester Community Center located at 15 Tobacco Road in Accord, Ulster County, New York in connection with the following matters:

Inness NY LLC, a New York limited liability company (the “Company”), has presented an application (the “Application”) to the Agency, a copy of which Application is on file at the office of the Agency, requesting that the Agency consider undertaking a project (the “Project”) for the benefit of the Company, said Project consisting of the following: (A) (1) the acquisition of an interest in an approximately 137 acre parcel of land located at 10 Bank Street (tax map no. 77.1-1-1) in the Town of Rochester, Ulster County, New York (the “Land”), together with an approximately 7,300 square foot building located thereon (the “Existing Facility”), (2) the reconstruction and renovation of the Existing Facility; (3) the construction of various new buildings on the Land to contain in the aggregate approximately 35,000 square feet of space (collectively, the “New Facility”) (the Existing Facility and the New Facility hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Facility”); (4) the construction of various improvements on the Land consisting of a swimming pool, tennis courts, 9-hole golf course, walking trails and vegetable/fruit gardens and orchards (collectively, the “Improvements”) and (5) the acquisition and installation therein and thereon of certain machinery, equipment and other personal property (collectively, the “Equipment”), (the Land, the Facility, the Improvements and the Equipment being collectively referred to as the “Project Facility”), all of the foregoing to be owned by the Company and operated by the Company as a full service hotel, resort and golf course facility, and any other directly and indirectly related activities; (B) the granting of certain “financial assistance” (within the meaning of Section 854(14) of the Act) with respect to the foregoing, including potential exemptions from certain sales and use taxes, real property taxes, real estate transfer taxes and mortgage recording taxes (collectively, the “Financial Assistance”); and (C) the lease (with an obligation to purchase) or sale of the Project Facility to the Company or such other person as may be designated by the Company and agreed upon by the Agency.

The Agency is considering whether (A) to undertake the Project, and (B) to provide certain exemptions from taxation with respect to the Project, including (1) exemption from mortgage recording taxes with respect to any documents, if any, recorded by the Agency with respect to the Project in the office of the County Clerk of Ulster County, New York or elsewhere, (2) exemption from deed transfer taxes on any real estate transfers, if any, with respect to the Project, (3) exemption from sales taxes relating to the acquisition, construction, renovation and installation of the Project Facility, and (4) in the event that the Project Facility would be subject to real property taxation if owned by the Company but shall be deemed exempt from real property taxation due to the involvement of the Agency therewith, exemption from real property taxes (but not including special assessments and special ad valorem levies), if any, with respect to the Project Facility, subject to the obligation of the Company to make payments in lieu of taxes with respect to the Project Facility. If any portion of the Financial Assistance to be granted by the Agency with respect to the Project is not consistent with the Agency’s uniform tax exemption policy, the Agency will follow the procedures for deviation from such policy set forth in Section 874(4) of the Act prior to granting such portion of the Financial Assistance.

If the Agency determines to proceed with the Project, the Project Facility will be acquired, constructed, reconstructed and installed by the Agency and will be leased (with an obligation to purchase) or sold by the Agency to the Company or its designee pursuant to a project agreement (the “Agreement”) requiring that the Company or its designee make certain payments to the Agency.

The Agency has not yet made a determination pursuant to Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law (the “SEQR Act”) regarding the potential environmental impact of the Project.

The Agency will at said time and place hear all persons with views on either the location and nature of the proposed Project, or the Financial Assistance being contemplated by the Agency in connection with the proposed Project. A copy of the Application filed by the Company with the Agency with respect to the Project, including an analysis of the costs and benefits of the Project, is available for public inspection during business hours at the offices of the Agency. A transcript or summary report of the hearing will be made available to the members of the Agency.

Additional information can be obtained from, and written comments may be addressed to: Suzanne Holt, Director, Office of Economic Development, Ulster County Industrial Development Agency, 244 Fair Street, Kingston, New York 12402; Telephone: (845) 340-5596.

Dated: December 3, 2018.

ULSTER COUNTY INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

BY: /s/ Randall Leverette
Chairman

Accord Fire District Elections

Accord Fire District
22 Main Street
Accord NY 12404
845-626-3707

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Accord Fire district board of Fire Commissioners Election will be held on
December11, 2018 between the hours of 6pm -9pm

Poll sites will be at 22 Main Street Accord NY 12404 & 922 Samsonville RD Kerhonkson NY 12446

Notice of Hearing – Planning Board 12/10 7PM

NOTICE OF HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to Town Law, the Planning Board of the Town of Rochester, will hold a public hearing at its meeting on December 10th, 2018 commencing at 7:00PM, at the Harold Lipton Community Center, at 15 Tobacco Road, Accord, NY, on the following matter:

PB 2018-12 SPA
Aquarius Star Corp c/o Joe Esposito (owner) & Alex Banner (applicant)
Adaptive Reuse under TOR code 140-18C, Economic Enterprise Overlay District (EEO), requiring Planning Board Site Plan Approval
Further proposes (2) the adaptive reuse of a 12,000 SF building currently used as offices, an apartment and storage into a woodworking and other small artisanal craftsman’s workshop(s) and offices.
S/B/L 77.1-2-42.120 & S/B/L 77.1-2-42.130. AR-3 Zoned, AP & FP overlay, ACOE Wetlands & NYDEC protected stream on parcels
SEQRA: Type I, Neg. Dec 10/4/2018

PB 2018-11 SPA
Site Plan Approval 140-29 (B) (2) Type B action
Town of Rochester (owner) Sprint/Ben Pelletier (applicant)
Proposes the installation of six (6) additional antennas and associated 10 x 12 equipment pad on existing fenced wireless facility. No change is to be made to tower height. Type B action by code: “replacement, alteration or modification of existing transmission equipment or a telecommunications structure or the colocation of transmission equipment on an existing wireless telecommunications facility which constitutes an ‘eligible facilities request’ action as defined by the FCC”.
100 Airport Road, Accord, NY, SBL 69.3-2-37, ±30 acres. R-5 zoning
SEQRA: Unlisted- 11/08/18

The above noted application is open for inspection at the offices of the Town Clerk and the Planning Board, Accord, NY.

Persons wishing to appear at such hearing may do so in person or by attorney or other representative.

Press Release – Veteran’s Day 11/11/2018

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***

VETERANS DAY TRIBUTE
NOVEMBER 11, 2018 11:00AM
VETERANS PARK
50 SCENIC ROAD
ACCORD, NY

The Town of Rochester and VFW Post #8959 will honor all veterans and pay tribute to their service on November 11, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Veterans Park, 50 Scenic Road in Accord. All are invited to attend to honor those that have bravely and selflessly served our country.

The Town of Rochester is also please to announce the donation of a Callery Pear tree #523 by the Survivor Tree Project. The tree has been planted in Veterans Park. Each year, the 9/11 Memorial gives seedlings from the Survivor Tree to three communities that have endured tragedy in recent years. The Survivor Tree seedling program was launched on September 11, 2013, in partnership with Bartlett Tree Experts, of Stamford, Conn., and John Bowne High School in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens. The Survivor Tree was removed from the rubble of the World Trade Towers and placed in the care of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. After its recovery and rehabilitation, the tree was returned to the Memorial in 2010. The Town is honored to be a recipient of the program and thanks resident Shane Ricks for making the arrangements for the donation and delivery of the tree.

Press Release – Assessor’s Office

ASSESSORS OFFICE – PRESS RELEASE

The Assessors Office for the Town of Rochester would like to remind all property owners that the filing deadline for all exemptions is March 1, 2019. Property owners who are currently receiving the Enhanced Star, Senior Citizen, Agricultural Disability, Forestry Exemption or Wholly Exemption from property taxes, must file their renewal form by March 1.

Renewal forms were mailed out the middle of October. Because of changes to
Real Property Law, property owners who are receiving the Enhanced Star Exemption will be required to submit 2 forms and property owners who are receiving the Senior Citizen Exemption will need to submit 3 forms. Detailed
instructions, and the appropriate forms were mailed out with the renewal packets.
If anyone has any questions or needs assistance they should contact the Assessor’s
Office. If a property owner did not receive the application, they should contact the Assessor’s Office as soon as possible.

If a property owner will be 65 years of age on December 31, 2019, they may be eligible for the Enhanced Star Exemption, and they should contact the Assessors Office before March 1. The income level for Enhanced Star has also been raised to $ 86,300. If a property owner did not qualify in the past for the Enhanced Star Exemption because of income, they may be eligible under the new income level and they should contact the Assessors office.

Also property owners who have served in the military may be eligible for an exemption on their Town, County or School Taxes. You should contact the assessors’ office if you think you may qualify for the exemption.

If a property owner has questions about any exemptions and whether they
are eligible, they should contact the Assessor’s Office at 845-626-0920 prior to
March 1, 2019.

Legal Notice – Special Meeting 11/13 6:30PM

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town of Rochester Town Board has scheduled a Special

Meeting for 11/13/2018 at 6:30pm at Town Hall, 50 Scenic Road, Accord, NY for the purpose of

reviewing and adopting a final Town budget for fiscal year 2019. The meeting previously

announced as scheduled November 15, 2018 at 6:30pm at Town Hall, 50 Scenic Road, Accord,

NY is cancelled.

BY THE ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD

KATHLEEN A. GUNDBERG
TOWN CLERK