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19 May

Property Owners in Coeymans are being Railroaded!

There is a big problem happening in the Town of Coeymans, and if you don’t do something about it NOW, you stand to lose a hell of a lot, and you won’t be able to do a thing about it.

Real estate in the Town of Coeymans has been revalued but not the way it was planned to happen before the McHugh mob took over the Town of Coeymans and started reinventing Town government.

The revaluation was overdue but the way it has been done in Coeymans is downright criminal. There’s no rhyme or reason to it and the People have a lot of questions that need to be answered in a Town Hall Meeting with Coeymans Sole Assessor, Dawn DeRose. Just Dawn DeRose and any of the experts she consulted to help revalue Coeymans properties. We don’t mean the Town Board or Supervisor McHugh; they don’t have anything to say in the way the revaluation was done. But YOU DO!

There’s no excuse for some properties in the Town of Coeymans being assessed LOWER than they were 12 years ago, but that’s what’s happened in a number of cases. And those properties have been improved since the last valuation. There’s also no reason for some properties to be reassessed 300%!!! And then there are properties that have gone up but by pennies! Someone is responsible and someone has to answer these questions.

It seems very bizarre that all of this is happening during lockdown and quarantine. It seems also very bizarre that Town of Coeymans Sole Assessor Dawn DeRose is so difficult to contact! Has she gone into hiding? Self-quarantined? In jail (maybe she should be)?

Furthermore, the Town of Coeymans website is constantly changing, particularly the Assessor’s page, and it’s incredibly confusing to try to follow the developments there. Have you tried?

There have been no Town Board Meetings — at least no public meetings but you can bet there’ve been plenty of backroom meetings — at which residents and property owners can ask their questions. It’s been more than 3 months since there’s been a meeting, and Town offices have been all but locked.

You need to do something and do it NOW!

Call the Clerk’s Office, give Town Clerk Cindy Rowzee your message or request, and leave a message for Dawn DeRose; that way the Clerk will take the message and make sure DeRose gets it. You can trust the Clerk.

Send the so-called Town Supervisor, George McHugh, an email and hope that his secretary, actually his wife, hands it to him. Then wait hopelessly for a response. If you get one don’t fall for the mealy-mouthed smooth talkin’ shyster.

Every time McHugh opens his mouth ….

Send an email to each of the Coeymans Town Board members and demand a public meeting before the Grievances and before the tax rolls are finalized!

Contact the news channels in Albany County and the Times Union and let them know what’s going on in Coeymans.

There are petitions circulating in town, make certain to find them and sign them to ensure they don’t steal your voice and silence you.

Talk to your neighbors and make them aware of the underhanded way things are being done with this revaluation on George McHugh’s watch.

Find out what businesses like Carver Laraway, the Port of Coeymans, Trickeys, Collins Fuel and their Excavation businesses (Why are they operating from what appears to be agricultural property?), the Port of Coeymans are assessed for and whether they’re getting any special consideration like “Payment In Lieu of Taxes” (a.k.a. PILOT).

PROPERTY OWNERS ARE LIKELY TO BE DRIVEN TO THE POOR HOUSE!

RENTERS WILL LIKELY HAVE TO FACE RENT HIKES!

DSS RECIPIENTS WILL FACE RENT HIKES AND MAY HAVE TO START PAYING THE RENT INCREASES OUT-OF-POCKET!

FORGET ABOUT ATTRACTING NEW BUSINESSES, ESPECIALLY SMALL BUSINESSES!

FORGET ABOUT ATTRACTING NEW HOMEOWNERS, ESPECIALLY YOUNGER PEOPLE!

FORGET ABOUT FILLING ALL THOSE VACANT COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES AND EXPECT MORE VACANCIES!

FORGET ABOUT FINDING BUYERS FOR YOUR PROPERTY NOW THAT IT’S BEEN “REVALUED”!

FIND THE PETITIONS AND SIGN THEM!!!

In the meantime, contact the scoundrels in Coeymans Town Hall:

Sole Assessor
Dawn DeRose
Phone (518)756-8927
E-mail – assessor@coeymans.org

George D. McHugh – gmchugh@coeymans.org

Secretary to the Supervisor (Isn’t this McHugh’s wife?!?)
Candace McHugh – cmchugh@coeymans.org

Daniel D. Baker – Council – dbaker@coeymans.org
Current Term expires December 31, 2021

Kenneth A. Burns – Council – kburns@coeymans.org
Current Term expires December 31, 2021

Zachary S. Collins – Council – zcollins@coeymans.org
Current Term expires December 31, 2023

Brandon L. LeFevre – Council – blefevre@coeymans.org
Current Term expires December 31, 2023

Don’t let them have the last laugh!

 
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