Town Council, BOE To Hold Joint Meeting October 30

By on October 29, 2017

Last year’s joint meeting focused on sharing PILOT revenues.

The Verona Board of Education and Town Council have responsibility for separate spheres of life in Verona: The former governs our public school system and the latter our government. But there are many areas in which the two collaborate and overlap. On Monday, October 30, the two bodies will hold a joint session to discuss common issues.

Last year, the BOE and Council held their first joint meeting since 2012. Much of that meeting was devoted to an exploration of how the two bodies might share the revenues collected as a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT), rather than as traditional property taxes. Over the last decade, Verona’s municipal government has expanded the number of properties covered by PILOTS, most recently at the Verona Place apartments and the Annin flag factory redevelopment. The BOE and the Town Council acknowledged at last year’s meeting that they both performed services for the public school-aged children of Verona, and have been working cooperatively on things like shared maintenance since then.

The meeting will be held in the Learning Commons at Verona High School, beginning at 7 p.m. It is open to the public. The meeting’s agenda is posted here.

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