[Adopted 11-21-2005 by L.L. No. 3-2005]
Editor's Note: This local law provided that it shall apply to taxable status dates occurring on or after such local law was filed with the Office of the Secretary of State in accordance with the New York State Municipal Home Rule Law.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- LIFETIME TAX EXEMPTION
- The tax exemption referred to herein provided to a person who has been an enrolled member of an incorporated volunteer fire company, fire department, or incorporated voluntary ambulance service with active service for 20 years prior to submitting an application for such tax exemption and who has obtained a certificate from such organization certifying to membership and active service; which tax exemption shall be provided to such member for the remainder of such member's life as long as such member's primary residence is located in the Town of Monroe.
- QUALIFIED MEMBER
- An individual who has been an enrolled member of an incorporated volunteer fire company, fire department or incorporated voluntary ambulance service for five years prior to submitting an application for tax exemption and has obtained a certificate from such organization certifying to such membership.
- TAX EXEMPTION
- Ten percent of the assessed value of the real property constituting the applicant's primary residence for Town purposes, exclusive of special assessments; which exemption shall not exceed $3,000 multiplied by the latest equalization rate available for the Town.
A qualified member of an incorporated volunteer fire company, fire department or incorporated voluntary ambulance service shall be afforded a tax exemption as herein defined, provided that:
Such qualified member resides in the Town of Monroe.
The property upon which such qualified member is seeking this exemption is the primary residence of such qualified member and such property is used exclusively for residential purposes. To the extent such property has uses other than residential, such exemption shall apply only to the residential portion of such property.
Such qualified member files the aforesaid certificate annually with the Town Assessor's office on or before the taxable status date on forms to be provided by the State Board.