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Lancaster sets public hearing on extending tax exemption for Cold War vets

Lancaster town officials have set a public hearing for 7:15 p.m. Jan. 16 on a proposed new law that would revive a property tax exemption for Cold War Veterans.

The exemption expired at the end of 2017 because of a sunset provision mandated by the state, said Lancaster Supervisor Johanna Coleman.

"We're considering a law that would amend the Lancaster code and continue the exemption without a sunset clause," said Coleman.

In 2017, 176 Cold War veterans in Lancaster received a 15 percent exemption on their town property tax, said Coleman. The maximum dollar limit was $12,000, she added.

"I think it's the right thing to do," said Coleman. "That's the least we can do for these veterans."

The public hearing is scheduled at Town Hall,  21 Central Ave., during the regular meeting of the Lancaster Town Board.

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