On Monday we celebrated the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with our friends and neighbors at the U.A.M.E. Church on McEwen St. in the Village of Warwick. The spirit of this moving remembrance and celebration of Dr. King was uplifting, inspiring and truly motivating. It reminded me of what a great nation this is and that the efforts of just one citizen can make a tremendous amount of positive change. Let the lessons and example of how Dr. King persevered in his mission to improve our world be an encouragement to all of us. Happy Birthday, Dr. King!
If you are a landowner who files yearly for an agricultural exemption, you should be aware that New York State has now required that a long form be on file with the Assessor. If you are not sure if one is or what you should do, I urge you to contact Deborah Eurich, the Town Assessor, as soon as possible so you do not miss the deadline to file.
Brenda Faulls, Receiver of Taxes will be accepting online payments for the 2019 Orange County Town and County Real Property Tax Bills. There is a convenience fee that will be applied to this service and paid by the taxpayer to the payment processor. These fees are not included in the tax dollars paid to the collector. The fees are as follows: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover Credit Cards: 2.45% of the total tax, due at time of payment;
Visa Debit Card: $3.95; ACE (E-Check) Electronic Check: $1.75.
To pay online, go to the Receiver of Taxes section of the Town website at http://www.townofwarwick.org/departments/taxes.shtml.
If you have any questions, please contact the Tax Office at 986-1125, ext. 249.
You can still pay in person at the Warwick Town Hall, located at 132 Kings Hwy., Warwick, NY. Tax collection hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday in January 2019 and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday during February and March 2019.
The next regular meeting of the Town Board will be held on Thurs., Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, located at 132 Kings Hwy. in Warwick.
The above column, written by Warwick Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton, has been published in the Jan. 23 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.