The has scheduled several public hearings for Tuesday.
Among them at the morning session is a public hearing to consider a local law extending a property tax exemption for Cold War veterans.
In 2008, the state passed legislation that allowed municipalities to adopt a local law extending property tax benefits to all veterans who served during the cold war period between 1945 and 1991.
“Prior to that, property tax exemptions for veterans covered only periods of war or conflict," said "In December 2008, the Oyster Bay Town Board approved a local law establishing a Cold War Veterans property tax exemption for Town residents. The purpose of this hearing is to extend that law.”
The hearing will be held in the Hearing Room of Town Hall North, 54 Audrey Ave., Oyster Bay, beginning at 10 a.m. Following regular town business, the Town Board will be available to listen to public comment on any subject.
The for a proposal to develop the on Old Country Road in Plainview is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Town Hall.
Town's Blood Drive a success
Twice a year, the Town sponsors a blood drive and the most recent event at numerous Oyster Bay facilities produced 116 pints of blood.
The donations were made by both town employees and residents. When the blood is broken into its component parts, it has the potential of saving hundreds of lives, town officials said.
Landmarks Meeting Cancelled
The meeting of the Town of Oyster Bay Landmarks Preservation Commission scheduled for Wednesday March 21 has been cancelled. The next meeting is scheduled for May 16.
The 7-member Landmarks Preservation Commission was formed in 1974 to recommend for preservation sites and structures within the Town which have historical, architectural or antiquarian significance.