PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that there has been introduced before the Town Board of the Town of Newburgh in the County of Orange and State of New York on January 23, 2023, Introductory Local Law No. 3 of the Year 2023 entitled "A Local Law Amending Chapter 166 entitled 'Taxation' of the Code of the Town of Newburgh Providing a Tax Exemption for Surviving Spouses of Members of Volunteer Fire Companies and Voluntary Ambulance Services Killed in the Line of Duty." The purpose and effect of the Local Law are to further implement the authority granted to local taxing jurisdictions by Real Property Tax Law Section 466aVolunteer Firefighters and Volunteer Ambulance Workers to provide that the pre-existing exemption for the primary residence of a deceased enrolled member of an incorporated volunteer fire company, fire department, or incorporated voluntary ambulance service may be continued or reinstated for such enrolled member's un-remarried spouse if such member is killed in the line of duty. The individual must be certified by the authority having jurisdiction as an un-remarried spouse of a deceased enrolled member who was killed in the line of duty, such deceased volunteer must have been an enrolled member for at least 5 years, and such deceased volunteer and un-remarried spouse must have received the exemption for the property prior to the death of such volunteer. Applications for such exemption shall be filed with the Assessor on or before the March 1 taxable status date.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that pursuant to Section Twenty of the Municipal Home Rule Law, a public hearing will be held on the aforesaid proposed Local Law before the Town Board of the Town of Newburgh at the Town Hall at 1496 Route 300 in the Town of Newburgh, New York at 7:00 o'clock p.m. on February 14, 2023 at which time all interested parties will be heard. The Town of Newburgh provides reasonable accommodations for the disabled. Disabled individuals who need assistance in order to participate should contact the Town Clerk's office at 5644554. Advanced notice is requested.

Dated: January 26, 2023

Lisa M. Vance Ayers

Town Clerk, Town of Newburgh #109986

Posted 12/31/1969