TOWN OF RHINEBECK NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

A LOCAL LAW AUTHORIZING THE TAX COLLECTION OFFICER OF THE TOWN OF RHINEBECK TO ENCLOSE WITH THE TAX BILLS CERTAIN DOCUMENTATION OF PUBLIC INTEREST

 

The Town Board of the Town of Rhinebeck shall conduct a Public Hearing on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 6:45 p.m., at the Rhinebeck Town Hall, 80 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, New York, on Proposed Local Law No. __, 2014 A Local Law Authorizing the Tax Collection Officer of the Town of Rhinebeck to Enclose With the Tax Bills Certain Documentation of Public Interest.

The purpose of the proposed local law is to authorize the tax collection officer of the Town of Rhinebeck to enclose with the tax bills certain notices, circulars, cards, handbills or other enclosures allowed by law concerning matters of public interest, but excluding matters of a political nature and propaganda or advertisements.  Section 1826 of the Tax Law of New York State prohibits a municipality from mailing or delivering with tax bills any notices, circulars, pamphlets, cards or similar printed material until or unless the municipality has enacted local legislation allowing for that practice, so long as neither the legislation nor the practice provides for the dissemination of political or propaganda materials.  The Town of Rhinebeck desires to create by this local law this authority.

The Town Board has determined that this action is a Type II action under SEQRA and does not require environmental review.

 

Copies of the proposed local law are on file in the Office of the Town Clerk and may be examined during normal business hours.

 

Comments in writing are invited for receipt by the Town Clerk not later than the close of the Public Hearing. Comments may also be personally made at the Public Hearing at which time all interested persons will be afforded the opportunity to be heard.

 

By Order of the Town Board

 

 

 

Elizabeth Spinzia

Town Supervisor