The Saugerties Town Board passed their second new local law of 2018 on Aug. 15, setting an upper limit on how much senior citizens and veterans have to pay in property taxes. According to the language of the law, those taxes will not exceed 10 percent of the taxpayer’s property assessment, or $8,000. “The number of people this affects is really very small,” said Councilman Mike MacIsaac. “It’s to watch out for our senior citizens who don’t make a lot of money.”
A series of routine hirings and pay adjustments were also passed by the board. A part-time security attendant, James F. McGrath, was hired per the recommendation of the Parks and Recreation Department at $13.50. Also added to the department were new part-time clerk Erin Buck at $15 per hour and Graeme M. Knisell at a rate of $11 per hour.
Police dispatcher Beth Dominowski went from full-time to part-time and Mary Seyfarth was hired as a 90-day temporary full-time dispatcher.