Your Clifton Park: Briefs for Jan. 18 to Jan. 24

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Town extends deadline for senior tax break

CLIFTON PARK — The town of Clifton Park has extended the deadline for senior citizens who are applying for partial exemptions on their property taxes.

The board unanimously approved the resolution.

State Real Property Tax Law allows for some exemptions from property taxes for people over the age of 65.

The board extended the deadline past March 1 for qualified senior citizens in the event of illness of the applicant, or other factors, including the death illness or death of an immediate family member.

At the meeting, Clifton Park Town Supervisor Phil Barrett said it was important to give seniors who are eligible for the exemptions as much time as possible to file for them.

“To have them lose out because they’re ill just isn’t fair,” Barrett said.

Town Board members sought for 2019

HALFMOON — Applications are currently being accepted for a position as a member of the Town of Halfmoon Town Board.

The board position would be a temporary appointment through Dec. 31, 2019.

Anyone wishing to occupy the Town Board position after Dec. 31, 2019, would have to run for and be elected to that seat in November of 2019.

All applicants for the board must be residents of the Town of Halfmoon, 18 years of age or older, and a citizen of the United States.

Members of the Halfmoon Town Board would have duties that include, but are not limited to: general management and control of town finances; acquisition and conveyance of real property on behalf of the town; awarding town contracts; and acting as liaison to various boards, committees, and departments.

Qualified persons should submit a letter of interest together with a resume to the Town Clerk’s Office.

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