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PRESS RELEASE: RESPONSES TO DECLARATION OF STATE OF EMERGENCY

In response to the State of Emergency declared by the federal, state and county governments related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, the Village of Chester Board of Trustees has instructed that all Village Offices, including the offices of the Village Clerk, the Village Justice Court Clerk, Building/Planning/Zoning office, and the Street and Water Departments will be closed to the public, beginning Friday, March 20,2020, through Friday, April 3, 2020.

Village employees, with exceptions for those whose attendance is essential, will be working from home or on an on-call basis.
For Police, Water or Sewer Emergencies please call 845-469-4681.

We urge all our residents to follow the Center for Disease Control guidelines regarding hygiene and isolating.

Please visit the Village of Chester’s Website for further information.

Residents will have access to front entrance only M-F 9:00AM-5:00PM to use drop box for payment of water and/or sewer bills. NO CASH will be accepted. CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY or you can PAY ON-LINE by visiting the Village’s website.

There will be no face-to-face meetings with any employees of the Village of Chester unless appointments are specifically arranged in advance and approved in advance by the Mayor.

Respectfully,
John T. Bell, Mayor Village of Chester

Assessor Office Key Dates: For Village & Town of Chester property owners

March 1st: Taxable Status Date: Deadline for filing for all exemptions.

May 1st: Tentative roll date and assessment change mailed to property owners. Property owners may examine their own assessments or assessments of any other parcels in the Town of Chester.

Fourth Tuesday in May: Grievance Day

July 1st: Final Roll Filed (writs of certiorari and SCAR must be filed no later than 30 days after final roll date)

July 1st – Valuation Date (the “as of” date of market value utilized to set assessments) https://chester-ny.gov/town-departments/assessor/

FLAG SPONSORSHIP FUNDRAISER

With the Village Board of Trustees permission, The Chester Cemetery Association are holding their annual “Flag Sponsorship Fundraiser during the month of May. (Memorial Day)

Flags will be placed along the roadways in the Village. Joan Ribando who is part of the committee will oversee selling flags and she can be reached at 845-469-4208.