Category Archives: Donald MacKenzie

MacKenzie to Host Property Tax Exemptions Workshop

Nassau County Legislator Donald MacKenzie would like to inform all owners of a home, condominium or cooperative apartment, that they may qualify for hundreds of dollars in property tax savings each year.

 

The Nassau County Department of Assessment is bringing its office operations to the public. Department of Assessment staff will be on hand to answer any questions about exemptions and accept applications on-site from homeowners wishing to file for Veterans, Senior Citizen, Cold War Veterans, Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Workers, Limited Income Disability, and Home Improvement exemptions.

 

Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 – 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library – 89 E. Main St., Oyster Bay

 

Due to the recent changes with New York State’s STAR exemption program, No NEW Basic STAR applications will be accepted. Enhanced STAR applications will ONLY be processed for home owners that were enrolled in the STAR Program prior to 1/20/15. If you would like to file a new STAR or Enhanced STAR application, please call the New York State Department of Finance: (518)-457-2036.

 

Homeowners who will be filing for an exemption can help expedite the processing of their application by bringing two (2) copies of required documentation. Applications and specific documentation requirements are available on the Department of Assessment website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/assessment.

 

For further information please contact Legislator MacKenzie’s office: (516) 571-6218;  dmackenzie@nassaucountyny.gov.

 

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NUMC Digital Mammography Van

Legislator Donald MacKenzie is pleased to announce that the Nassau University Medical Center Mobile Mammography Van will be coming to our area to provide breast cancer screenings for women over age forty. The screening will include a breast examination by a nurse, a mammography and instructions for breast self-examination.

 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 • 8:45 AM to 12:00 Noon

Oyster Bay Public Library – 89 East Main St., Oyster Bay

 

If it’s been at least a year since your last mammography and you are planning to receive an exam, you will need a prescription for the exam from your doctor (if you have insurance) and must provide any past exam films, if available. Women with health insurance will be required to make a co-payment. The mammography is free for uninsured women, based on eligibility guidelines.

Appointments are required and are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. For additional information or to make an appointment, please call Legislator MacKenzie’s office at (516) 571-6218.

 

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Free KidPix Photo ID Program

Nassau County Legislator Donald MacKenzie helping to protect children by providing free “KidPix” photo identification cards to parents and children. Along with a picture, fingerprint and contact information, the identification card includes the date of birth, physical description and gender of the child.

 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 • 10:00 AM

Oyster Bay Public Library – 89 Main St., Oyster Bay

 

The KidPix program provides parents a convenient way to keep their children’s important information on a single, wallet sized ID card. If ever a child is missing, parents can present the KidPix card to law enforcement officials as a helpful tool to help return the child quickly. Whenever a child goes missing every second can count, and the KidPix card helps law enforcement save valuable time.

 

Nassau County children of all ages can participate in the KidPix program. Photos and fingerprints will be processed on-site and families will be able to take their KidPix cards home right from the event.

 

No Reservations Necessary, For more information, please contact Legislator MacKenzie: (516) 571-6218, dmackenzie@nassaucountyny.gov.

 

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Legislator MacKenzie to Host Free Child Car Seat Safety Inspections

Nassau County Legislator Donald MacKenzie urges all parents, grandparents and caregivers to have their child car seats inspected on Thursday, April 6 at the East Norwich Fire House. A Nassau County Traffic Safety Coordinator will inspect car seats and provide free hands-on advice from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Parents are encouraged to call (516) 571-6218 to make an appointment.

 

Thursday, April 6, 2017 • 9:30 AM to 11:30 PM

East Norwich Fire House – 900 Oyster Bay Rd., East Norwich

 

Legislator MacKenzie stated, “We must do all we can to protect our children when on the road. The proper installation of a child’s car seat is critical to ensuring safety in a vehicle. Take this opportunity to let a professional make sure your child seat is safely installed in your vehicle.”

 

Child car seats are required for children under the age of eight.

 

If you would like to make an appointment to have your car seat installation checked, please contact Legislator MacKenzie’s office: 516-571-6218 – dmackenzie@nassaucountyny.gov.

 

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Legislator MacKenzie to Host Upcoming Property Tax Assessment Grievance Workshops

If you are a homeowner who disagrees with the new tentative property tax assessment on your residence you may dispute the assessed value between January 2, 2017 and March 1, 2017.

 

You do not have to pay a law firm to file a grievance. Nassau County Legislator Donald MacKenzie invites you to attend a workshop to help you file a property tax assessment grievance application. At the workshops, a representative from the Nassau County Assessment Review Commission will show residents how to use Assessment Review’s online tools to file a challenge online or via mail. Please try to attend one of these informative workshops. Reservations are not required at these workshops.

 

THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Gold Coast Library – 50 Railroad Ave., Glen Head, NY 11545

 

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Syosset Public Library – 225 S. Oyster Bay Rd., Syosset, NY 11791

 

For information on your specific property, please visit: LRV.nassaucountyny.gov.

 

For forms and applications, please visit: www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/ARC/forms.html

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Legislator MacKenzie’s Office at 516-571-6218 • dmackenzie@nassaucountyny.gov.

 

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Legislator MacKenzie Honors Oyster Bay Fire Co. #1’s Outgoing Chief John R. Bruckner, Jr.

John R. Bruckner JrNassau County Legislator Donald MacKenzie joined the Oyster Bay Fire Company No. 1 at its 128th Annual Installation Dinner at the Woodbury Country Club on Saturday, March 19th.

 

Legislator MacKenzie presented a citation to Outgoing Chief John R. Bruckner, Jr. for his service and dedication to protecting the Oyster Bay community.

 

 

 

 

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Breast Cancer Screenings from the NUMC Digital Mammography Van

Legislator Donald MacKenzie is pleased to announce that the Nassau University Medical Center Mobile Mammography Van will be coming to our area to provide breast cancer screenings for women over age forty. The screening will include a breast examination by a nurse, a mammography and instructions for breast self-examination.

 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
8:45 AM to 12:00 Noon
East Norwich Fire House – 900 Oyster Bay Rd., East Norwich

 

If it’s been at least a year since your last mammography and you are planning to receive an exam, you will need a prescription for the exam from your doctor (if you have insurance) and must provide any past exam films, if available. Women with health insurance will be required to make a co-payment. The mammography is free for uninsured women, based on eligibility guidelines.

 

APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED AND ARE SCHEDULED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS

 

For additional information or to make an appointment, please call Legislator MacKenzie’s office at (516) 571-6218.

 

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Narcan Training Community Forum

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 • 7:00 – 9:00 PM
North Shore High School – 450 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head

 

Many of us know a loved one or relative that may be abusing opioids like Oxycodone, Hydrocodone or Heroin. Unfortunately, many Long Islanders are losing their lives to their addiction, and it can happen to your child or your loved one.

 

County Executive Mangano and Legislator MacKenzie are sponsoring this event to teach residents what to do in case of an overdose and to train residents how to administer the life-saving, overdose-reversal agent called Naloxone, or “Narcan.” Narcan is the antidote to an opioid overdose and attendees will receive a free kit.

 

Please attend this important community event.  It could be the difference between life and death.

 

SEATING IS LIMITED AND RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

 

To reserve a seat and kit, call or email: (516) 571-6105, elaikin@nassaucountyny.gov.  Please note that Social Work & OASAS CE credits are available.

 

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Attention Homeowners: Apply Now For Property Tax Savings

For applications and brochures, please visit

www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/Assessor/index.html or call 571-1500

 

BASIC STAR EXEMPTION

STAR is the New York State School Tax Relief program that provides a partial exemption from school property taxes for owner-occupied, primary residences. The Basic STAR Exemption is for all homeowners, regardless of age, with an annual household income of $500,000 or less.

 

ENHANCED STAR EXEMPTION

The Enhanced STAR Exemption is available to senior citizen homeowners who are 65 years of age or older, during the year in which the exemption takes effect, and whose annual federal adjusted gross income does not exceed $84,550. (Senior citizens whose annual income exceeds $84,550 may still be eligible for the Basic STAR Exemption.)

 

PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION SAVINGS

Nassau County homeowners may be eligible for one or more of the following property tax exemptions:

 

COLD WAR VETERANS EXEMPTION

The exemption provides a partial property tax exemption (as adopted by your local municipality) to veterans who served during the Cold War period. The law also provides an additional exemption to disabled veterans, equal to one-half of their service-connected disability ratings. The basic exemption is limited to 10 years, but there is no time limit for the disabled portion of this exemption. In both instances, the exemption is limited to the primary residence of the veteran, and is applicable only to general municipal taxes, not to school taxes or special district levies.

 

HOME IMPROVEMENT PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION

The Home Improvement Exemption is an eight year decreasing exemption on alterations, reconstructions or improvements that increase the assessed value of a one or two-family home. For the first year of the exemption, 100 percent of the assessed value of the improvement is exempt. In the second year 87.5 percent; in the third year, 75 percent; and so on. Please refer to the brochure for list of taxable and non-taxable improvements.

 

LOW – INCOME SENIOR CITIZEN PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION

Senior Citizen homeowners in Nassau County age 65 or over whose incomes are $37,399 or lower are eligible to receive an exemption on their real property taxes.

 

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND LIMITED INCOMES PARTIAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION

To be eligible, homeowners whose incomes are $37,399 or less must have a physical or mental impairment not due to current use of alcohol or illegal drugs. Proof of disability is required. Please refer to brochure for eligibility guidelines. Note: If your property is receiving an exemption under the Low Income Senior Citizens’ Exemption, it cannot receive this exemption.

 

PHYSICALLY DISABLED TAX REDUCTION PROGRAM FOR HOME IMPROVEMENTS

The real property tax exemption granted is equal to the amount of any increase in value of property attributable to improvements made for the purpose of facilitating and accommodating the use and accessibility of the property by (a) a resident owner of the property who is physically disabled or (b) a member of the resident owner’s household who is physically disabled, if the member of the household resides on the property.

 

VETERANS REAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION

Qualifying applicants will receive an exemption from county and town taxes, but not from special district or school taxes. The exemption is equal to 15% of your assessment for service during war-time and an additional 10% for service in a combat area, or for having received an Expeditionary Medal.

 

VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER/AMBULANCE WORKER PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION

The primary residence owned by an enrolled member of an incorporated volunteer fire company, fire department or ambulance service will be granted a partial exemption from

municipal/school taxes and special ad valorem tax levies, so long as the property owner

has been a member for at least five (5) years. Nassau County offers a lifetime exemption to members with over 20 years of volunteer service.

 

HURRY! THE DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS IS JANUARY 4, 2016!

If brochures are unavailable online, please contact Legislator Rhoads’ office at: 516-571-6219 • email: srhoads@nassaucountyny.gov

There is no cost to the homeowner to file for any of these tax exemptions 

 

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NUMC Mammography Van Coming to Glen Head

Legislator Donald MacKenzie Proudly Announces Breast Cancer Screenings from the NUMC Mammography Van

 

• Thursday, June 11, 2015 • 8:45 AM to 12:00 Noon •

Glen Head Community Center – 200 Glen Head Rd., Glen Head

 

Legislator Donald MacKenzie is pleased to announce that the Nassau University Medical Center Mobile Mammography Van will be coming to our area to provide breast cancer screenings for women over age forty. The screening will include a breast examination by a nurse, a mammography and instructions for breast self-examination.

 

If it’s been at least a year since your last mammography and you are planning to receive an exam, you will need a prescription for the exam from your doctor (if you have insurance) and must provide any past exam films, if available. Women with health insurance will be required to make a co-payment. The mammography is free for uninsured women, based on eligibility guidelines.

 

APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED AND ARE SCHEDULED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS

 

For additional information or to make an appointment, please call Legislator MacKenzie’s office at (516) 571-6218.

 

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