Friday, March 5, 2010

North Lansingburgh Neighborhood Watch to Host Reassessment Meeting

Below is the press release I have sent out regarding my neighborhood groups upcoming meeting next week. Please spread the word and urge everyone you know to attend this meeting. Its an important issue that needs each persons understanding...

Press Release
For Immediate Release

Contact: Jim Gordon

(March 5, 2010 – Troy, NY) As part of their March Neighborhood meeting, the North Lansingburgh Neighborhood Watch will host a public information session on the proposed city-wide reassessment. Recently, the Troy city council delayed a vote that would have moved the process forward in an effort to provide city residents and taxpayers the opportunity to learn more about the process.

The neighborhood group will have representatives from the New York State Office of Real Property Services and the City of Troy on hand to outline the process and educate residents on the matter. Last fall several similar meetings were hosted city-wide with the intent of detailing the matter, but the majority of them were not well attended.

“We hope this meeting will be well attended now that reassessment has become a front page story. This is a major decision that needs to be made and deserves strong consideration,” Jim Gordon a leader of the neighborhood group remarked. “We have held informational meetings like this in the past because it’s the right and necessary thing to do. Sometimes what the residents read and hear are just sound bites and do not include the full story.” Previously the group hosted question and answer sessions with members of the Troy Public Library prior to the vote to establish a library tax district and hosted a meet the candidates forum for those running for election in last year’s city council race.

The neighborhood meeting will be held at 7pm, Tuesday, March 9th at the Lansingburgh Boys & Girls Club located at 501 4th Ave in Lansingburgh. For more information contact Jim Gordon at

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