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Jacobs to deliver over $8.5 Million to Local Municipalities

Jacobs to deliver over $8.5 Million to Local Municipalities

Says Mortgage Tax Collections up 8.9% Over Same Period Last Year

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs announced local governments will soon receive their share of the Erie County Mortgage Tax collections based off of real estate transactions recorded in the Clerk’s Office.  The total to be distributed on November 15th is $8,623,740.49 and covers the six month period April 1, 2013-September 30, 2013.  This amount is 8.9% higher than the same period last year.

“Record low interest rates earlier this year fueled both refinancing and home purchases throughout Western New York.  This is a positive development for Erie County’s municipal governments since mortgage tax distributions are a major source of revenue for many of the County’s cities, towns and villages,” stated County Clerk Jacobs.

JACOBS AND POLONCARZ WARN HOMEOWNERS OF “DEED SCAM”

JACOBS AND POLONCARZ WARN HOMEOWNERS OF “DEED SCAM”

Erie County, NY- County Clerk Chris Jacobs and County Executive Mark Poloncarz want to caution all Erie County property owners to watch for misleading solicitations offering to sell you a "Certified Copy of Your Deed". The company issuing such notices is titled New York Record Retrieval, Inc., and is dramatically overcharging homeowners for this service by as much as 1000%.

“I want to inform the citizens of Erie County that the entities marketing such requests are not at all related to the County Clerk’s Office or any other department inside Erie County government,” said Clerk Jacobs. “If you receive one of these letters, you should disregard it. A certified copy of your deed is always available from the County Clerk’s Office.”

Jacobs Launches Electronic Recording of Real Estate Transactions

Jacobs Launches Electronic Recording of Real Estate Transactions

               

Jacobs to Deliver Nearly $8 Million to Local Governments

Jacobs to Deliver Nearly $8 Million to Local Governments

Says Mortgage Tax Collections up 16.8% Over Same Period Last Year

Erie County, NY-Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs announced his office will soon distribute to local governments throughout the County their share of the Erie County Mortgage Tax collections based off of real estate transactions recorded in the Clerk’s Office.  The total to be distributed on May 15th is $7,896,969.86 and covers the six month period October 1, 2012-March 31, 2013.  This amount is 16.8% higher than the same period last year.

“Record low interest rates have fueled both refinancing and home purchases throughout Western New York.  This is a positive development for Erie County’s municipal governments since mortgage tax distributions are a major source of revenue for many of the County’s cities, towns and villages,” stated County Clerk Jacobs.

Ellicottville Chalet Makes ‘Ski Country’ the Perfect Year-round Getaway

Ellicottville Chalet Makes ‘Ski Country’ the Perfect Year-round Getaway

In just a few shorts weeks, thousands of avid skiers, snowboarders and outdoor enthusiasts will make their annual pilgrimage to the quaint Village of Ellicottville in Western New York’s southern tier for some excitement on the slopes. And for those not interested in conquering the hills, the shopping, restaurants and nightlife aren’t too bad either!

But Ellicottville isn’t completely about the snow season. In fact, there are some fantastic sights and sites to be enjoyed year-round, especially during the cool and crisp autumn months. From incredibly colorful fall foliage to a variety of roadside stands selling produce, pumpkins and other seasonal favorites, Ellicottville is a treat 365 days a year!

Grisanti Bill Allows Common Council To Appoint One Member of Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority

Grisanti Bill Allows Common Council To Appoint One Member of Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I -60) today announced that the New York State Senate has voted to pass Bill S.3133B to amend the public housing law to grant the Buffalo Common Council the power to appoint one commissioner to the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority governing board. 

The Housing Authority will now be comprised of seven members including two elected by tenants, one member appointed by the common council and four members appointed by the mayor of the City of Buffalo.    The Mayor will designate the Chairman who will serve at his pleasure.  Members of the Municipal Housing Authority receive a designated salary and the two tenant members receive a monthly stipend of $250.

Grisanti Proposes Bill to Increase Number of Green Homes Built In NY

Grisanti Proposes Bill to Increase Number of Green Homes Built In NY

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today announced his sponsorship of bill (S-6664) to establish a real property tax exemption of thirty five percent for a period of no longer than twenty years for homes that meet certain specific National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards.  The goal of this legislation is to incentivize builders to invest in green homes which are typically more expensive to build.

Builders will have to ensure that the lot is located near mass transit, protects high value vegetation, soil improved with organic mulch, low flow showers and toilets mandated, energy star rating of 3.0 or higher, at least one renewable energy for the house, rain barrels provided at no less than 2 downspouts and over fifty percent of the internal components must be green certified products. These are some but not all of the requirements spelled out in the legislation.