Greene supervisor protests property tax correction

NORWICH – Town of Greene Supervisor Jack Cook argued hard yesterday to save his town about $50,000 in 2009 property taxes, but was outvoted by his fellow members of the Chenango County Finance Committee.

At issue was an adjustment proposed by the county’s tax department, and authorized by the New York State Department of Conservation, that would revoke a previously imposed penalty in the amount. The penalty was for noncompliance with a forestry program that provides an exemption to property owners for managing their woodlots.

The Finance Committee went into executive session to discuss the individual, so few of the details were revealed. Chenango County First Assistant Attorney Leonard W. Smith was invited to sit in on the proceedings.

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