Top Stories, April 14, 2023

Bath Town Board Issues Statement: We Don't Have The Authority To Scrap The Assessments, So The Original Assessments/Reassessments Are Still Valid

The assessment issue is back in the news today.  The Bath Town Board put out a statement in the 10am hour this morning.  Summed up, the statement reads that because of state and county rules, the vote that the Bath Town Board made on April 10th – to scrap the assessment - is now considered null and void.  Meaning that the original property assessments that were sent out, dated March 14th, are still in place.  “Pursuant to Real Property Tax Law, a municipal board does not have the authority to dictate or alter procedures of the Assessment/Reassessment process.”  Bath town officials also say the assessor’s office will accommodate as many requests as possible.    


Read The Full Statement From The Bath Town Board: 

Pursuant to Real Property Tax Law, a municipal board does not have the authority to dictate or alter procedures of the Assessment/Reassessment process.  Therefore, action proposed by Board Resolution on April 10, 2023, although presented in good faith, is null and void.  Instructions given to property owners in letter dated March 14, 2023 should be considered and adhered to as applicable.  The established schedule remains in place.  Assessor’s Office will accommodate as many requests as possible.

The timeframe for this process cannot be altered, per State, County and Local regulations.  Thank you to all for understanding.


Update On The Stolen Truck/Vandalized Truck Case

Steuben County Jail officials say that the suspect in the case of the truck that was stolen and vandalized in Bath, 33 year old Kaleb Heidrick, is being held now in Steuben County Jail. Heidrick is accused of stealing a truck on Wednesday, and painting it with graffiti and then leaving it on a street on Thursday. 

Sheriff Allard Asks - Do You Know Who This Suspect Is?  

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard requests the public’s assistance to identify the person and vehicle shown below.  The Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery that occurred at a retail property in the Village of Wayland on February 5th, 2023. We are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the individual in the photo, a person of interest in the investigation, as well as the vehicle pictured below. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 607-622-3911, or they can provide information through the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office App Tipline. The App can be located at the following link: https://apps.myocv.com/share/a34914810  


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