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Oriskany Falls Passes Law

The Village of Oriskany Falls adopted a local law to provide a tax break to those who volunteer for emergency response services.

The law, introduced by the state, allows for a savings on property taxes for those who volunteer in fire departments or ambulance services. To qualify, the volunteer has to live in the community that approved the exemption.

The exemption can be for up to 10 percent of the house the volunteer lives in. Volunteers have to be a first responder for at least two years.

The Village Board opened their February meeting with a hearing on the law to provide a property tax exemption for volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers.

Board members approved new members to the Oriskany Falls Fire Department. Joining are Thom Coon, Michelle Coon, Cody Coon, Casey Coon and Todd Coon.

A quote was reviewed from AJB Electric to replace the generator at Maple Avenue. DPW Superintendent Geoff Stevens said the generator has been working the past several weeks, so wasn’t need to replace at this time.

Board members also voted to override the tax cap limit for the budget.

The bid by Welsh Stump Grind for $24,500 to take care of 44 stumps was approved. The bid by Rustic Pines to provide new trees for $55,528 was also approved.

The station at 117 College Street water pressure was reevaluated to see if a water booster pump needs to be reinstalled. After pressure was checked, it was determined that during high…


The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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