Invited after Continental Village residents expressed concerns
John Wolham, a regional director for the state Office of Real Property Tax, will speak at the Philipstown Town Board meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Continental Village Firehouse. He will explain New York’s complex school tax formula and take questions.
Wolham was invited to the meeting after residents of Continental Village appeared before the town board in May to express concerns about their school taxes. The unincorporated village is part of Westchester County’s Lakeland School District, rather than the Garrison district, and its residents pay a significantly higher property tax rate than they would otherwise. Board members also have discussed meeting with the town assessor regarding how the school tax rate is calculated in Continental Village.