Welcome to the Town of Stanford. Stanford is a beautiful rural town of about 3,825 residents. We have two lakes, public parks, a great recreational facility and beautiful places to walk, ride your bike or just take a car ride and visit our wonderful restaurants!
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TOWN WIDE REVALUATION
The Town of Stanford is undergoing a town wide revaluation. The goal is to properly value all properties (commercial and residential) not to raise revenue. The statistics show that revaluations result in 1/3 of property’s remain the same, 1/3 go up and 1/3 go down. The Town Assessor, Steve Gotovich, will give a presentation and status update at each monthly town board meeting. You can also see his presentation by clicking on “board meeting video’s” in the lower right of the home page.
In terms of the information on your home, that is exactly why the process is being done, so accurate property values based on accurate information can be achieved. You will be given many opportunities to review the data. Right now or at any time in the next 9 months or so, you can go into the assessors office to review the information they have on your property. You will also be mailed a data information card that you can check for accuracy, make corrections and mail back. There is also a grievance process every year to review and correct data before the value is determined. We are mindful of making sure all information is accurate. There will also be a public hearing to get more information.
More information on the revaluation can be viewed by clicking “Municipalties Revaluation” under Town information in the upper left of the home page.
NOTICE TO RESIDENTS:
For those of you who can not come to Town Hall during its normal business hours of 9am-1pm weekdays only, The Town Board has elected to open the Town Clerk’s office at additional times.
The Clerk’s office will be open each month on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 4-8 pm and the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 10 am-2 pm.
We believe this will provide our residents with the convenience and services they deserve. All Forms can be accessed by using the forms link to the left of the home page and soon you can pay by credit card from your home computer you don’t even need to come to town hall! How’s that for service ! We continue to move forward with our commitment to provide an efficient, effective, service oriented and available Town Government to YOU!!
We are no longer able to take cash payments in excess of $20. If you must make payment in excess of $20, please use a check or money order ($35.00 fee applies to bounced checks). Soon the clerks office will be accepting credit card payments
DID YOU GET YOUR REBATE CHECK?? Because the Town of Stanford stayed under the tax cap (we actually decreased taxes again this year!) all residents who earn less than $500,000 per year should have received a rebate check from NYS. Not only did we decrease your taxes, but we were able to get you a refund check from NYS as well! If you have any questions visit www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property_tax_freeze.htm or contact Supervisor Joseph Norton, Councilwoman Mary Weinberger or Councilman Mark D’Agostino who worked hard on this program for you!
TOWN BOARD VIDEOS
A video of each monthly Town Board meeting is available on the link “Town Board videos” on the lower right
TOWN CODE, RULES AND REGULATIONS
We have provided a link to our Town of Stanford Codes, Rules, Regulations and Town Laws. Please see the link to the right side of the home page entitled “Town Code, Rules and Regulations”. You can find all our local laws from A-Z. If you have any questions, contact Supervisor Joseph Norton
Stanford Town Hall
26 Town Hall Road, P. O. Box 436
Stanfordville, NY 12581
Supervisor-Joseph M. Norton
845-868-1310, option #2 or email@example.com
Councilwoman Mary Weinberger
Councilman Mark D’Agostino, CPA
Councilwoman Linda Eurich
Councilman Ryan Orton
Town Clerk Ritamary Bell
Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 1 PM 845-868-1366, option #5
Other additional hours listed above
Town Court: Court Clerk ~ 845-868-2269
Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 1 PM
Monday & Wednesday, 6 PM – 8 PM
Town Justice Dennis Smith
Town Justice Frank Weber, Jr.
Highway Superintendent – Jim Myers 845-868-7804
Highway Garage: Creamery Road, Stanfordville
open 7 AM to 3:30 PM
Town Assessor – Steve Gotovich 845-868-1310, option #7
Open Tues-Wed-Thur 9am-3pm
Building and Zoning Officer – Don Smith 845-868-1310, option #6
Dog Control Officer – Diana Mackey 845-797-8109
or Pine Plains Vets 518-398-9494
Town of Stanford Comptroller – Meghan O’Connor
845-868-1310, option #4
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