City Reassessment Under Consideration – by M. Gowett

MECHANICVILLE FEBRUARY 4- At this past weeks  city council meeting the mayor and councilmen mentioned a citywide revaluation of property. If this goes through, this will be the first one in over 20 years. A New York state tax server, Beth Servinack of the NYS Office of Real Property Tax Services spoke of the goal of the reevaluation; so everyone pays their fair share in property taxes. She also stated that the assessment will not increase taxes.

Read the entire article in the Feb. 12 edition.


Central Ave. to Open “Sometime During the Week of Dec. 15th” – by Gerstenberger, Gowett & Coreno

MECHANICVILLE DECEMBER 3 - Commissioner Higgins stated at the city council meeting that the bridge is about 1 week behind due to the weather. Saratoga County Department of Public Works informed him that because of recent temperatures under 45 degrees the concrete could not cure.

Read this and other Town and City news in the Dec. 11th issue of the Express.

Mechanicville City Hall News – By Gerstenberger, Gowett & Coreno

At the City Council meeting three recommendations by The Mechanicville City Fire Department are being brought to attention after an audit by the NYS Comptroller\'92s Office. Section 6 of the point system is being amended from the service award program. This clarifies exactly how many points are earned for responding to a minimum of 10% Fire Department calls in the year. Resolution 93-14 clarified \'93Chief\'92s Call\'94 as any detail intended to assist an emergency/rescue squad. Said points are the result of a retirement program, LOSAP, for local volunteer firefighters. Stephen Higgins was inadvertently not given the correct number of points for service in 2012. He was awarded his service credit was included in the Volunteer Service award Program for the year 2012

Read the entire article in the Oct. 13 issue of the Express