City Gives Mayor Power to Decide Fate of In-Rem Properties

November 20th, 2017

HORNELL, NY – The Common Council approved a resolution allowing the Mayor to dispose of any properties that the city acquires through their in-rem process. Before, the Mayor had to act after a recommendation from the Planning and Development Committee, but now he will have the power to act on his own. Hogan said the city can now take properties out of the county tax sale before the general public gets to bid on them and dispose of them in a way that is in the best interest of the city.

The city also renewed a 10 year law that recently expired giving cold war veterans a property tax break. Qualified veterans will be exempt to the tune of 15% of assessed value of their homes, not to exceed $9,000. In addition, a disability exemption will be provided not to exceed $30,000.