Weather Alert  

"Flash Flood Watch" ...Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday afternoon... The Flash Flood Watch continues for * portions of southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey, and southeast New York, including the following areas, in southern Connecticut, Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven, and New London. In northeast New Jersey, Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, and Union. In southeast New York, Bronx, Kings (brooklyn), Nassau, New York (manhattan), Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond (staten island), Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester. * From Thursday morning through Thursday afternoon * low pressure approaches the tri-state area tonight and passes through on Thursday. Rain tonight becomes potentially heavy at times Thursday morning with the potential of heavy downpours into early afternoon. A total of 1.25 to 2.25 inches of rainfall with locally higher amounts possible in any stronger convection on Thursday. Flash flooding of urban and poor drainage areas, as well as small streams will therefore be possible Thursday. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued. Maloit , "Wind Advisory" ...Wind Advisory remains in effect from 9 am to 6 PM EST Thursday... * winds...southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. * Timing...mid Thursday morning through Thursday afternoon. * Impacts...strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power lines. Scattered power outages are expected. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds of 31 to 39 mph, or gusts of 46 to 57 mph, are expected or occurring. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles, in open areas, and on elevated roads and bridges. Use extra caution. -- Thursday Jan.24 19,03:04 AM

Miller and Clavin Introduce Tax Reduction Plan for Individuals with Physical Disabilities

LongIsland.com

Law allows a partial property tax exemption to be offered to improve the use or accessibility of the home for occupants with disabilities.

Print Email

Photo by: stevepb

Hempstead, NY - April 10, 2018 - Assemblywoman Melissa Miller (R,C,Ref-Atlantic Beach) is pleased to announce with Hempstead Town Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin a state legislative proposal to expand the “Home Improvement Tax Reduction for the Physically Disabled” exemption to allow an “opt in” for special district taxes. Currently the law allows a partial property tax exemption to be offered to property owners who are making eligible home improvements to improve the use or accessibility of the home for occupants with disabilities, such as physical challenges or those who are legally blind.
 
“For my family, when it comes to home improvements, they are usually a necessity, not a luxury,” said Miller. “As my son Oliver, 18, has grown through the years, we have learned through our life experiences the changes that we needed to make to our home in order for it to be more accessible for him. These improvements have been shockingly expensive because they are so specialized. There are so many families that need to make modifications and improvements to their homes, so I am extremely proud to support this legislation to help these families in any way I can.”
 
Some of the special districts which could “opt in” for this expanded exemption include, but are not limited to, sanitation, fire, water and library districts. With this expansion to the exemption, a family could see savings of over $650, or 25 percent. This expansion would largely affect qualifying improvements or renovations in the future, rather than existing ones, from increased assessments or property taxes. Projects eligible for this expansion normally consist of projects such as elevators, renovations to kitchens and bathrooms areas to make them more accessible, improvements to entryways and access ramps.