Galef sponsors bill
On its website, the Town of Philipstown has posted a copy of proposed state legislation to require a re-valuation of property assessments every four years. Sponsored by Sandy Galef, who represents Philipstown in the New York State Assembly, the legislation would amend the state’s real-property tax law. In a cover note accompanying the text of the proposed measure [bill A9038], Galef noted that it was discussed at recent meetings in Continental Village on local-tax issues; she also provided the names and addresses of pertinent state officials. “This will enable people to start writing to the governor, speaker of the Assembly, and the majority leader of the Senate, as well as other New York elected officials in support of the legislation,” Galef told Philipstown Supervisor Richard Shea in the message.