Sleepy Hollow Board: Meeting Agenda, Hearing

Agenda items at tonight's Board of Trustees meeting include Senior Tax Exemption, Ragamuffins.

Here is the tentative agenda for tonight's Board of Trustees meeting, held Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.

1. Pledge & Moment of Silence/Recognition

2. Tree Appeal – 60 New Broadway

3. Public Hearing:

Senior Tax Exemption

Please take notice that the Board of Trustees does hereby call for a Public Hearing to exempt from Village taxes, which are controlled by the said Village Trustees, to the extent of 50% of its assessed value at a sliding scale pursuant to the provisions of Real Property Tax Law Section 467.1 para (b) para (1), properties owned by one or more persons sixty-five (65) years of age or over who comply with provisions of Section 467 of the Real Property Tax Law as to occupancy, income, length of ownership or otherwise.

All taxpayers, residents and parties in interest are entitled to attend and be heard at said hearing which is handicap accessible.

Continuation of Code Revisions

4. Approval of Warrants

5. Approval of Minutes: 9/04/12; 10/02/12; 10/09/12

6. Mayor’s Announcements & Appointments

7. Trustee Reports

8. Administrator’s Report

9. Public Comments


  • R-1 Schedule Management Records Day
  • R-2 Appoint Crossing Guard
  • R-3 Library Board Appointment
  • R-4 Adopt Fees Schedule
  • R-5 Approve Ambulance Corps Actions
  • R-6 Approve Fire Wardens Actions
  • R-7 Approve Ragamuffin Parade Request

Old Business

New Business

Communications, Petitions & Requests


Executive Session at Call of Mayor

The meeting is held on the 2nd Floor of Village Hall, 28 Beekman Avenue, Sleepy Hollow.

Patricia October 23, 2012 at 11:06 PM
Why do seniors get tax exemptions? They have benefited from all that the tax dollars offer and now they don't want to pay taxes? They complain about school taxes (which they pay less than anyone else) and then tax dollars are used to build senior centers. Seniors receive more tax benefits than any other group and yet they don't want to pay any of it.
Robert Solari October 23, 2012 at 11:24 PM
Patricia, Some day you will be in there shoes. I know that there are seniors who have lived in our Village over 50 years that have paid more then there fair share. They deserve every tax break and then some.
Jaques Strape October 24, 2012 at 02:20 AM
No tax breaks for the elderly, they had plenty of time to make the money!!!
Robert Solari October 24, 2012 at 12:18 PM
Jaques, How many years have you lived in Sleepy Hollow? Your a carpet bagger and should be ashamed.
Patricia October 24, 2012 at 02:54 PM
What is the deal with people being called carpet baggers, why should they be ashamed of not being raised in this village. Being born somewhere does not make you any better than anyone else. The natives should be happy that people want to move here.
Patricia October 24, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Robert, I will be in there shoes VERY soon but that does not mean I think it is a good idea to give people tax exemptions when the local governments are having a difficult time making ends meet. I am in the minority but I believe that we should all pay our fair share and the way public schools work (the idea behind it) is that everyone pays, if only the people who attended paid than it would be a private school.


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