Category Archives: Rose Marie Walker

Legislator Walker Announces That the NUMC Mammography Van is Coming to Our Area

Legislator Rose Marie Walker is sponsoring the Nassau University Medical Center Mobile Mammography Van to visit our neighborhood 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 at home.

 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 • 8:45 AM to 12:00 Noon

Mid Island Y JCC – 45 Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview

 

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 health insurance) and must provide any past exam films, if they are 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 contact Legislator Walker’s office at (516) 571-6217 or rosewalker@nassaucountyny.gov.

 

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Legislator Walker Invites Community to Attend the Bethpage Water District Town Hall Meeting

Nassau County Legislator Rose Marie Walker invites all residents to attend the Bethpage Water District “Town Hall Meeting” on Tuesday, May 8th at 7:00 pm in the Center for the Performing Arts at Bethpage High School. Representatives from the Bethpage Water District, DEC, U.S. Navy, and the NYS Board of Health will address the concerns of local residents about remediation and outline their plan to keep our water safe.

 

Tuesday, May 8TH – 7:00 PM
Center for the Performing Arts/Bethpage High School
10 Cherry Ave, Bethpage, NY 11714

 

For more information, please contact Legislator Walker’s office: 516-571-6217 or rosewalker@nassaucountyny.gov.

 

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Legislator Walker Meets with Farmingdale Nursing Students

nursing studentsNassau County Legislators Rose Marie Walker and James D. Kennedy recently met with Farmingdale State College nursing students to discuss the health risks of e-cigarettes and vaping as they continue to grow in popularity with teens and young adults.

 

Pictured above (left to right) are Legislator Walker, Stephanie Lamendola, Susan Canca, Karyn Zubko and Legislator Kennedy.

 

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Legislator Walker Reminds Homeowners About Property Tax Savings

Nassau County Legislator Rose Marie Walker reminds homeowners that there are a variety of tax exemptions that can help reduce your property taxes. Nassau County homeowners may be eligible for one or more of these property tax exemptions. There is no cost to the homeowner to file for any of these tax exemptions.

 

For applications and brochures, please visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/Assessor/index.html or call 571-1500.

 

NYS STAR tax exemption savings include:

 

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 $86,000. (Senior citizens whose annual income exceeds $86,000 may still be eligible for the Basic STAR Exemption.)

 

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 eighth 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 taxes. Applicants may also receive an exemption on school taxes if the local school district has opted in. 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.

 

The deadline for all applications is January 2, 2018. There is no cost to the homeowner to file for any of these tax exemptions.

 

For more information please contact Legislator Walker’s office at 516-571-6204 or rosewalker@nassaucountyny.gov.

 

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Property Tax Exemptions Workshop in Bethpage

Legislator Rose Marie Walker 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.

 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Bethpage Public Library – 47 Powell Ave., Bethpage

 

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.

 

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Legislator Rose Marie Walker Invites You to Attend a Property Tax Exemptions Workshop

Legislator Rose Marie Walker 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.

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017 -

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Hicksville Public Library – 169 Jerusalem Ave., Hicksville

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017 -

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Bethpage Public Library – 47 Powell Ave., Bethpage

 

 

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.

 

Other Upcoming Property Tax Exemptions Workshops in Our Area:

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 – 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Westbury Recreation Center – 348 Post Ave., Westbury

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 – 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Merrick Public Library – 2279 S. Merrick Ave., Merrick

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 – 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Syosset Public Library – 225 S. Oyster Bay Rd., Syosset

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 – 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Levittown VFW Post 9592 – 55 Hickory Ln., Levittown

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 – 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Massapequa (Bar Harbor) Public Library – 40 Harbor Dr., Massapequa Park

 

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Legislator Kennedy Welcomes Kona Ice to the Massapequa Community

Kona IceNassau County Legislators James D. Kennedy and Rose Marie Walker had the pleasure of joining the Massapequa Chamber of Commerce in welcoming Kona Ice to the community.

 

Kona Ice, a Hawaiian-style mobile franchise, serves the most delicious shaved ice that customers can flavor themselves. Kona Ice also partners with schools, teams and other community groups for fundraising events.

 

Pictured above (left to right) are J.P. Scarisbrick, Anthony Ventiera, Robin Hepworth, Robert Barrett, Legislator Walker, Luke Puglin, Owner Julie Ann Puglin-Folchetti, Owner John Malandro, Emma Kennedy, Legislator Kennedy, Susan Martin, Lucas Cromwell and Howard Ritzer.

 

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‘Battle at Bethpage’ a Success

Battle at BethpageNassau County Legislator Rose Marie Walker was thrilled to attend this year’s Battle at Bethpage featuring NCAA Men’s Lacrosse teams, the Duke Blue Devils vs. the Boston University Terriers at the Athletic Complex at Bethpage High School.

 

This is the fifth Battle at Bethpage with past teams including Duke, Denver, Georgetown, UMass, Drexel, St. John’s, Princeton and Cornell. Proceeds from this event go to support educational programs in both the Bethpage and Farmingdale public schools.

 

“Long Island has long been known as a stronghold for lacrosse”, said Legislator Walker, “Boston University and Duke are both outstanding academic institutions that also feature some of the nation’s finest athletes. This is sure to be a great game and I believe that seeing these premiere college teams in action will help our own young lacrosse players aspire to further their education through athletics.”

 

Pictured above (left to right) are Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joe Saladino, Boston University MVP Christian Carson-Banister, Duke University MVP Brad Smith, Joanna Sieben, and Legislator Walker.

 

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Join Legislators Walker, Kennedy for ‘Clean-Up Massapequa Preserve Day’

Nassau County Legislators Rose Marie Walker and James D. Kennedy are sponsoring a neighborhood clean-up at the Peter J. Schmitt Massapequa Preserve on Sunday, May 21st.

 

All neighbors are invited to join the clean-up!

 

WHEN: Sunday, May 21, 2017 – 9:00 am to 11:00 am

WHERE: Peter J. Schmitt Massapequa Preserve

Meeting location: Corner of Parkside Blvd and Pittsburgh Ave.

 

“As Chair of the Nassau County Legislature’s Health Committee, I am dedicated to improving the health and safety of all county residents,” said Legislator Walker. “Discarded trash can be a breeding ground for germs and poses a safety hazard for those who want to enjoy our parks.”

 

“Our environment is precious, and we are fortunate to have the largest natural preserve in Nassau County right here in Massapequa,” said Legislator Kennedy. “Please stop by the Preserve on May 21st and lend a hand.”

 

CLEAN-UP TOOLS, SUCH AS PICKS AND BAGS, WILL BE PROVIDED FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS.

 

In the event of rain, the clean-up will be postponed until a later date.

 

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NUMC Digital Mammography Van Is Coming to Plainview

Legislator Walker is pleased to announce that the Nassau University Medical Center 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.

 

• THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2016 • 8:45 AM to 12:00 NOON •

Plainview/Old Bethpage Public Library – 999 Old Country Rd., Plainview

 

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 Walker’s office at (516) 571-6217.

 

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