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Posted on December 5, 2016 at 10:00 AM by PattiAnn Schultz
I have received a few phone calls as to why the town took down the split rail fence around the Gosnell Big Field and there is a good reason as to why. You see, the fence was it terrible shape and the Genesee Land Trust has agreed to give the Friends of the Trails $2,500.00 to replace the fence in the spring. Since spring time is a very busy time for our Parks employees trying to get our parks open for the season, we decided to take down the fence now in preparation for the new spit rail fence in the spring. I hope that will answer the questions about the fence as we head in to winter with high hopes of looking at a new fence come spring!
One other remainder to all dog owners that like to let their dog(s) run in the Big Field – you MUST ALWAYS have your dog on a leash as it is a law under the Webster Town Code. Those who do not have their dog on a leash and are allowing them to run free in the Big Field face getting a ticket and fined in Webster Town Court. Please obey the law and always pick-up after your dog in all Webster Parks.
Some dates for your December calendar …
I would like to take this time to thank Barry Howard for being the moderator of my Electronic Town Meetings. As the Webster Chamber President, Barry brings a host of Webster knowledge and the gift-of-gab to our monthly meetings and they would not be the same without him!
As always, if you have any questions about your town government, please feel free to contact me during regular business hours at (585) 872-7068; or email me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ronald W. Nesbitt
Posted on November 29, 2016 at 2:54 PM by PattiAnn Schultz
According to the Department of Taxation and Finance, another round of rebate checks from New York State is set to hit Webster resident’s mailboxes sometime before the end of the year
This latest round of rebate checks was passed last year by the Albany legislative bodies who thought we did not have enough of rebate checks, and passed the Property Tax Relief Credit Plan.
This is different from the Property Tax Freeze checks we just received for the past three years. This rebate check will be for $185.00 for all upstate homeowners who live in a school district that is complying with the New York State property tax cap, receive either basic or enhanced STAR property tax relief and have an income of $275,000 or less.
This new Property Tax Relief program will continue through 2019 and in 2017, the property tax relief credit will be a percentage of a homeowner’s STAR benefit, with lower incomes receiving a higher percentage of the benefits.
Added to this check will be any savings from last year’s tax freeze program you might receive from living in Webster. Anyone who did not get a check that was for under $50.00 in the previous year will get all this money bundled into one check which could amount to around $280.00. If you were to ask me how all this was figured out the only answer I could give you is “your guess is as good as mine” because the state is not sharing their formula with anyone.
The Department of Taxation and Finance has started to send out checks already, but could only tell me that by year’s end all checks should be in resident’s mailboxes. Please keep a lookout for this check, especially before throwing out any mail you might receive this holiday season.
I wonder how many Webster residents understand that these rebate programs are part of the Governor’s plans to show that New York State is lowering taxes. I also wonder how many Webster residents would just as soon like lower state income rates in April over a broader spectrum than to send our hard working money to Albany in April only to get a rebate check back in November. How in the world does any of this make any sense when you have to take in the cost of producing the checks, the paper and mailing costs? Where is the savings? These rebates remind me of my wife cutting coupons out of the Sunday paper to save a few bucks on our grocery bill each week. The State of New York is fast becoming a coupon rebate state with these never ending rebate programs.
If you have any questions about your town government, please feel free to contact me during regular business hours at (585) 872-7068; or email me anytime at email@example.com
Posted on November 21, 2016 at 9:07 AM by PattiAnn Schultz
I wish to take this time to wish all Webster residents and very safe and Happy Thanksgiving. As Webster residents travel to and from many destinations around the county I wish them and their family’s safe travels and many joyous memories with family and friends.
To the 135 full-time employees and the many part-time workers of the town, I wish to thank them from the bottom of my heart for the dedication to the Webster residents in performing their duties and the many varied services they do for the Webster community.
I would also like to send out special thank you to my fourteen Department Heads who understand the Town Board’s direction on budgeting and providing quality services for less to our residents. Our monthly Department Head meetings are made very comfortable by their humor and understanding of the needs of the community and with the interaction of our employees every day.
A special thank you goes out to my assistant PattiAnn who is always upbeat and cheerful to all who enter the office. She keeps my busy calendar in order and the scheduling of appointments with town residents is always done in a very profession manner.
Last, but certainly not least, I would like to offer thanks to my loving wife Karen who always has a smile on her face about my political job even when I’m telling her I won’t be making dinner tonight because of a last minute meeting or circumstance that takes me away from family functions.
Once again, I wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving, and as always, if you have any questions about your town government, please feel free to contact me during regular business hours at (585) 872-7068; or email me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org