Grand Island Town Board
Friday, February 6, 3:30p.m.
Re: Substance Abuse
Thursday, February 12, 3:30p.m.
Re: Recreation Scheduling, Code Publishers
Town Board Meeting Agenda - Mon., February 2, 2009
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Town Officials Announce Errors In 2009 Property Tax Bills - January 2009
Grand Island Town officials participated in a conference call with Erie County officials to receive an update on the matter of errors on the 2009 property tax bills. Grand Island was one of 13 communities where the 2009 tax bills were incorrect. Three of the communities were overcharged while the remaining ten were undercharged. Grand Island was one of the ten communities that were undercharged. A clerical error resulted in Grand Island taxpayers being billed $15,000 for costs associated with Island students attending Community Colleges outside of Erie County. The correct amount of the bill should have been $491,000.
Section 520, of the real property tax law, allows Erie County to collect the shortage next year, as an “omitted tax.” That means that Island taxpayers should pay the amount shown on the 2009 tax bill they already received. The mistake will be corrected and the 2009 shortfall of $476,000 will be added to the 2010 tax bills. Taxpayers cannot make any additional payment this year.
Taxpayers can contact any member of the Town Board or Town Clerk Patricia Frentzel for answers to any questions they may have.
The following was reported in the Buffalo News this week: Erie County has set up a telephone hotline for inquiries about the recent property-tax billing error.
The hotline number is 858-8575, and it begins with a recorded message that takes people through the basics of the recent snafu.
See 1/27/09 Buffalo News for story.
Town Board Meeting Notice - January 30, 2009
Grand Island Town Board Workshop Meeting:
Friday, January 30, 3:30 p.m.
Re: Code Publishers and Workplace Violence
Town/County Tax Bills Mailed - 2009
Town Clerk Patricia Frentzel has announced that the 2009 Town/County Tax Bills have been mailed. If you have changed banks, have paid off your mortgage or do not have an escrow account and did not receive a tax bill, please contact the Town Clerk’s office at 773-9600 ext. 620 or 600. The office will be open extras hours on Saturday, February 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesday, February 17 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Checks should be made payable to Town Clerk. The last day to pay without penalty is February 17. Envelopes must show a legible postmark of February 17 to be accepted on time. Taxpayers should call the office for correct amounts for payments made February 16 and later. Payments may be made until June 30, 2009. After this date, payments must be sent to the County.
ONLINE TAX RECEIPTS AND PAYMENTS - SERVICE FEES APPLY www.gigov.com
Click for "Tax Information 2009"
DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED AT COUNTER - SERVICE FEES APPLY
Town Board Meeting Agenda - Tues., January 20, 2009
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Town Board Action - 2009
Supervisor, Town Board Appoint - 2009
Monday, Jan. 5, 2009 . . .The following appointments were
made during the reorganization meeting of the Town of Grand Island Monday.
Supervisor Peter McMahon appointed Richard Crawford Jr. as Deputy Supervisor for 2009.
Supervisor Peter McMahon named the following committees:
Audit: Mary Cooke (Chair) and Gary Roesch
Personnel Committee: Supervisor Peter McMahon, Richard Crawford Jr.
Sidewalk & Bike Path Committee: Chair Peter McMahon
Town Engineer John Whitney
Traffic Safety Advisory Board, Councilwoman Mary Cooke
Highway Supt. Ray Dlugokinski
Planning Board Frank Sturniolo
Recreation Director Linda Tufillaro
Special Districts: Peter McMahon (chair), Councilwoman Mary Cooke, Town Engineer John Whitney
Water Dept.: Sr. Plant Operator Brian Pettitt
Water Dept.: Working Crew Chief Don Hoover
Wastewater Dept.: Chief Plant Operator Ian James
Wastewater Dept.: Working Crew Chief Mike Braun
Advisory Board Appointments
Architectural Review Board: Richard Szafran for a five-year term expiring Dec. 31, 2014.
Commission for Conservation of the Environment: Rochelle Smith reappointed for a five-year term expiring Dec.
Economic Development Advisory Board: LuJean Jennings, M.D. and Bev Kinney reappointed for three-year
terms expiring Dec. 31, 2012.
Historical Preservation Board: Joseph Macaluso reappointed for four-year term expiring Dec. 31, 2013, Shirley
Luther reappointed for two-year term expiring Dec. 31, 2011 and Town Historian Teddy Linenfelser for a one-year term
expiring Dec. 31, 2009.
Human Rights: Maria Przystal reappointed for a five-year term expiring Dec. 31, 2014.
Library Trustees: Richard Earne reappointed for a five-year term expiring Dec. 31, 2014.
Planning Board: Sarah Cashimere reappointed for a seven-year term expiring Dec. 31, 2016.
Traffic Safety: Jack Burns, Christopher Russell and Gary Tollner re-appointed for three-year terms expiring
Dec. 31, 2012.
Zoning Board of Appeals: Dario Violanti reappointed for a five-year term expiring Dec. 31, 2014.
Robert Mesmer was appointed to the Zoning Board of Appeals for the balance of the term, expiring
December 31, 2010
Douglas Learman was re-appointed Code Enforcement Officer, Kevin Koch as Deputy Code
Enforcement Officer and Michael Eisenhauer as Code Enforcement Officer B Part Time.
Town Attorney Peter Godfrey and Payroll Clerk Diane Nesbitt were appointed Harassment
Teddy Linenfelser was re-appointed Town Historian for 2009.
Supervisor Peter A. McMahon was appointed Liaison and Police Commissioner of the Grand Island
Police Department for 2009
Town Board liaisons:
Gary Roesch (Economic Development, Planning Board and Communications & Cable/Communication, Golden Age Club and Safety Committee)
Mary Cooke (Environmental Conservation Board, Historical Preservation and Human Rights)
Richard W. Crawford Jr. (Traffic Safety Advisory Board, Library Trustees, Citizens Corps)
Susan J. Argy (Architectural Review Board, Parks & Recreation Board)
Peter A. McMahon (Long Range Planning Committee)
Citizen Corps Council: Dorothy Bitner, Frank Brusino, Gregory Butcher, Hank Carroll, James T.
Glass, Carol Jones, Nancy Koch, Richard Stoll, Stephen Stouter and Dan McMahon (ex-officio).
Hodgson Russ, LL, Peter C. Godfrey, Esq. of Counsel appointed town attorneys for 2009
Gregory Butcher was appointed Deputy Disaster Coordinator for 2009
James Tomkins was reappointed Deputy Highway Superintendent.
Patricia Frentzel was reappointed Registrar of Vital Statistics for the Town for a four-year term set to expire Dec. 31, 2011.
Karen Cooney appointed Deputy Town Clerk for 2009
Diane Darmofalski appointed Deputy Town Clerk for 2009
Betty Lantz appointed Deputy Town Clerk for 2009
Sally Kaiser appointed Part Time Clerk for 2009
Town Board Meeting Agenda - January 5, 2009
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