From NYSERDA regarding the Solarize Initiiative meeting on 17 Sept, 6-9pm, to Melanie Vilardi, Fabius Town Supervisor: You can find the tentative changes the Comprehensive Plan Review Committee is proposing to the Planning Board here Please contact OCRRA for further information. The Fabius Town Board is releasing the tentative town budget for 2015. Citizens are encouraged to review this document and provide comments to the Town Board. Comments will be accepted at the Oct and Nov Town Board meetings. Additionally there will be a public meeting on 5 Nov at 6 p.m. in the Community Center regarding this budget.
Start Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 Start Time: 18:00:00
End Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 End Time: 19:00:00
A Public Hearing will be held on 24 Aug 2015 at 6p.m., concerning the proposed changes to the zoning regulations.
Comments must be emailed to the Town Supervisor with a copy to the Town Attorney. The deadline for comments is 17 August 2015.
The draft Proposed Zoning Amendments can be downloaded here
We anticipate the final draft to be published to this website on 7 Aug.
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Yes, the Town of Fabius is still eligible for a $2,500 grant from NYSERDA if it adopts the NYS Unified Solar Permit, which is a model form that allows streamlined building and electrical permit review for solar PV.
Adoption of the permit is NOT a requirement to participate in our Solarize CNY campaign (http://solarizecny.org/) but it would be very helpful to residents and businesses in Fabius that may want to go solar.
Regarding Solarize CNY, it is a community-based campaign to lower the cost of solar PV through volume discounts. The CNY RPDB is selecting solar PV installers to serve our 5-county region (Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, and Oswego). These installers meet strict criteria for high-quality equipment and service, and they agree to offer a low price to customers who sign up through our campaign.
Senior Property Tax Exemption
One of the tax credit deadlines is fast approaching. March 2nd is the deadline for 65 year old property owners of the 127thAssembly district to apply for property tax reduction. This is an income-limited exemption. Seniors must apply each year and submit federal or state tax returns each year to continue qualifying. The town assessors have the pertinent information for each town.
See this link for initial application: here
Other tax credits to review as you prepare your income tax return:
Earned Income Tax Credit has both a federal and a New York State table for credits.
Check out this link
Empire State Child Credit for families with young children. This credit is income-related.
Check it out here
The Child and Dependent Care Credit for people who pay for child care or those who live with and care for disabled family members.
Check it out here
In all there are over 10 tax credits that may take a bite out of your income taxes. Review these here
Many more credits apply to entrepreneurs, farmers and employers. Go to New York State Department of Taxation and Finance for information as tax season progresses.
If you have further concerns about this or any other community issue, or if I can be of service to you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact my office.
You will need the Comprehensive Plan to integrate these changes. It can be downloaded here
The Planning Board will review these proposed changes and present their recommendation(s) to the Fabius Town Board.
Public hearings set; comment periods end on Jan. 17, 2015
The Onondaga County Legislature is holding two public hearings relating to solid waste management. You can offer your comments on:
1) Onondaga County Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP)
WHEN: Tues., Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Onondaga County Legislative Chambers (401 Montgomery St., 407 Courthouse, Syracuse).
WHY: The hearing is an opportunity to comment on the SWMP Update that charts the course for solid waste management in our community for the next 10 years.
2) Cortland-Onondaga Regional Trash Partnership DEIS
WHEN:Tues., Jan. 6 at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Van Buren Town Hall (7575 Van Buren Rd., Baldwinsville).
WHY: The hearing is an opportunity to comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Cortland-Onondaga Trash Partnership.
Learn more here about the details of this proposal, which would have a greenhouse gas reduction equivalent to removing 5,000 cars from our roadways each year!
In addition to the public hearing opportunities, residents may submit written comments on both items until 4:30 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 17.
Your Friends at OCRRA
The tentative budget can be downloaded here
From NYSERDA regarding the Solarize Initiiative meeting on 17 Sept, 6-9pm, to Melanie Vilardi, Fabius Town Supervisor:
You can find the tentative changes the Comprehensive Plan Review Committee is proposing to the Planning Board here
Please contact OCRRA for further information.
The Fabius Town Board is releasing the tentative town budget for 2015. Citizens are encouraged to review this document and provide comments to the Town Board. Comments will be accepted at the Oct and Nov Town Board meetings. Additionally there will be a public meeting on 5 Nov at 6 p.m. in the Community Center regarding this budget.
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