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HOLIDAY LIGHTING CONTEST
The judging for the 2013 Town of Keene Holiday Lighting Contest will take place on the evening of Tuesday, December 17th. There will be four residential and two commercial winners selected. The winning selections will be based on how the judges perceive the display conveys the spirit of the season. Each winner will receive a $25 cash prize. If you would like your display to be judged and you do not live on Market St., Adirondack St., Church St. or Routes 73 and 9N (close to the Hamlets), please call the Town Hall by noon on Monday, December 16th to sign up to be judged.
TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR TOWN OF KEENE VETERANS
Please be advised that the Town Board has adopted a Cold War Veterans exemption.
This exemption will give you tax relief on your Town and County tax bills starting in 2015.
If you served between the years of September 2, 1945 through December 26, 1991 and are NOT already receiving a war-time or combat veteran's exemption, you may be eligible for the Cold War Exemption.
Please stop by the Assessor's Office at the Keene Community Center, lower floor, any Thursday between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM with your DD214 and we will be happy to assist you in completing an application and determining your eligibility.
All exemptions must be received by Taxable Status Date of March 1, 2014.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call 576-9163.
Donna Bramer, Town of Keene Assessor
IMPORTANT BASIC STAR EXEMPTION INFORMATION
NYS Department of Taxation and Finance is requiring everyone who receives the Basic STAR exemptiion to reapply for 2014.
This exemption has been in place for 20 years and NYS feels it is time to seek out inappropriate or fraudulent STAR exemptions.
Letters will be mailed from DTF to 2.6 million homeowners currently receiving this exemption. The roll out date for our area is the first week in September.
There will be instructions in the letter on how to apply. Everyone is encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Senior citizens will continue to apply through the Assessment Office.
Any decision of denial by the DTF cannot be overturned by the Assessor or the Board of Assessment Review.
UPDATE - SEPTEMER 11, 2013 - Letters are currently being received by property owners.
The Town of Keene is looking to fill 2 vacancies on the Keene Youth Commission Board. These are volunteer postions, appointed by the Town Board, that serve as liaisons to the Town in providing the youth community recreational activities. The term for both of these positions will begin on January 1st, 2014 with one term ending on December 31st, 2015 and the other December 31st, 2016.
We ask all interested individuals to send a letter of interest by December 1st, 2013 to the Town of Keene Supervisor's Office, PO Box 89, Keene, New York 12942. Please call the Town Hall @ 576-4444, if you have any questions.
MUNICIPAL BURN BAN
The Town of Keene has received notice from DEC that there will be a burn ban for Municipalities beginning July 1st. Therefore, until further notice, NO BRUSH will be accepted at the transfer station AFTER Friday, June 28th.
Shopping time! Funtime!
Essex County Transportation and Town of Keene is here to help you enjoy the season.
Shopping busses are open to all Essex County Residents! Click here for schedules and information about the weekly Friday Senior Lunch for all Essex County Seniors.
click here for Hiker Parking - Shuttle Information