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The town is bordered on the west by the Rensselaer Plateau and on the east by the Taconic Mountains. It is also bordered on the east by the states of Vermont and Massachusetts. The Little Hoosic River flows through the middle of the town and empties into the Hoosic River at North Petersburgh. While it is the smallest town (approx. 40 square miles) in Rensselaer County it has some of the loveliest vistas to be found anywhere.
Public Notice: Public Hearing
The Petersburgh Town Board will meet and hold two Public Hearings on December 16th, 2013 at the Petersburgh Town Hall, 65 Main Street, Petersburgh N.Y., for the purpose of hearing those present for or against the following proposed laws:
6:30 PM: Local Law No. 2 of 2013, a Local Law to Provide for Exemptions from Real Property Taxes for Real Property Owned by Veterans who Rendered Military Service to the United States (Click to view: http://petersburgh.org/content/Boards/View/2:field=documents;/content/Documents/File/53.pdf ), and
6:45PM: Local Law No. 3 of 2013, a Local Law to Provide for an Exemption from Real Property Taxes for Real Property Owned by Veterans who rendered Military Service to the United States During the "Cold War. " (Click to view: http://petersburgh.org/content/Boards/View/2:field=documents;/content/Documents/File/54.pdf )
NYS STAR Exemption Information
Register for NYS STAR School Property Tax Relief:
All New York homeowners receiving a Basic STAR property tax exemption must register with the New York State Tax Department in order to receive the STAR exemption in 2014 and subsequent years.
All basic STAR recipients will receive registration instructions by mail.
Visit the website at www.tax.ny.gov to register now.
The registration deadline is December 31st, 2013.
This is part of an initiative to protect New Yorkers against the costs of inappropriate or fraudulent STAR exemptions.
Questions? Call (518) 457-2036 or visit the website.
Senior Citizens and STAR:
Seniors receiving Enhanced STAR benefits are not affected by the new registration requirement.
In order to continue to receive Enhanced STAR, seniors must continue to:
-apply annually, or
-participate in the Income Verification Program.