Tag Archives: Property Owners

Tax assistance program in limbo

By Derek Liebig A proposal that would have provided temporary relief from property tax payments is in limbo after a division of the Washington County Economic Opportunity Council declined last week to oversee the program. The advisory board of Community Action Angels said last week it could not assume oversight of the program, citing a […]

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School district approves tax rates

The Whitehall Board of Education approved the 2013-14 tax rates for property owners within the district and nearly everyone can expect to pay a little more on their taxes this year. The tax rate will increase 2.3 percent in Whitehall, 2.2 percent in Dresden and 2.1 percent in Hampton, Fort Ann and Granville. Those increases […]

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Village: Mow your lawns or we will

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The village is begrudgingly entering the landscaping business.  Frustrated by the number of unkempt lawns and property owners’ indifference toward addressing the problem, the village is moving forward with a plan to mow the lawns itself and recoup costs from owners. “I’m fed up, and at this point, I’ve had enough,” said Mayor Peter Telisky, […]

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Hartford amends subdivision law

By Jaime Thomas The Hartford Town Board amended its subdivision law and landfill law at a meeting May 14. Before, contiguous pieces of land that were centrally deeded were considered to be one property. The owner would have to go through subdivision processes and fees in order to sell one plot. But if the plots […]

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Village, property owners reach compromise on parking

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The village has agreed to make concessions to its winter parking ban in an effort to appease Main Street business owners and landlords who said the law left their patrons and tenants nowhere to park. The board of trustees agreed to permit overnight parking on Fosdick Alley. But whether the concessions prove to be enough […]

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Village taking legal action against negligent property owners

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The village will pursue legal action against the owner of a dilapidated Main Street building. Mayor Peter Telisky said Tuesday the village is working with Washington County to take Flint Stone, owner of the old “Chase” building to court. “It’s crazy. It’s absolutely absurd that this has gone on as long as it has,” Telisky […]

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Town calls for minimal tax increase

Despite a projected increase in appropriations and a decrease in revenues from sources other than taxes, the Town of Whitehall has proposed a spending plan that calls for almost no increase in taxes. The $1 million budget calls for a 0.12 percent increase in the tax rate, meaning local property owners can expect to pay […]

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Hampton looking to develop agricultural plan

The Hampton planning board is in the early stages of creating a road map for the future development of farming in the community. The plan would be a resource that current and prospective farmers could use as they look to establish or expand their operations. “Because you have Green Mountain College doing so much with […]

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Code violations concern officials

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The village is stepping up efforts to address property maintenance violations and has asked for the assistance of local law enforcement in enforcing the junk and abandoned vehicles law. For the past several weeks, the Whitehall Police Department, in coordination with village code enforcement, has been issuing notices of violation to local property owners who […]

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Year in Review Part II

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  July 7 Village uses soft touch for property issues If your neighbors’ lawn is too long or they don’t take care of their garbage and you live in the village, you might have called Granville Village Ordinance Officer Gary Didier into action. As part of the duties of the part-time position, Didier is tasked […]

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McDonald’s ‘not reopening’

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By Dan King When McDonald’s in Whitehall closed last August, representatives said it would be “temporary” – but that’s no […]

Weather excited Winterfest fever

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By Dan King This week has actually felt like winter, and that’s good news for organizers of the Whitehall Winterfest. […]

Principal builds ‘budding relationship’ with student

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By Dan King Whitehall Elementary School Principal Rich Trowbridge is building a rapport with students that helps them educationally and […]

Slate of student art on display

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By Jamie Norton Students and art teachers from throughout the region converged on the Slate Valley Museum in Granville last […]

Vermont tuition unchanged

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By Jamie Norton With many Act 46 issues still up in the air for Vermont taxpayers, at least one thing […]

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Finch and Chubb ‘under contract’

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By Dan King The Finch and Chubb Restaurant and Inn will soon be sold. A year ago, former owner Bill […]

Village of Granville overrides tax cap

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By Dan King If you live in the village of Granville, your taxes will go up this year – the […]

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