Hello Port Chester Residents,
Let’s Have a Town Hall Meeting on Amnesty!
That was the solution to a problem conveyed to me at a chance meeting in Village Hall this week with Ken Manning, President of the Port Chester – Rye Brook – Rye Town Chamber of Commerce. Ken told me that many home and commercial property owners in Port Chester don’t understand what Amnesty is or whether they need it.
What is Amnesty?
The Port Chester Board of Trustees approved an Amnesty Program, with a registration period effective October 1st through December 31st, 2012, to help ALL property owners obtain new valid, durable and transferable Certificates of Occupancy for their real property.
Who needs Amnesty?
In my respectful opinion, everyone not only needs Amnesty, but deserves the Piece of Mind knowing that when the day comes they want to either refinance or sell their property, residential or commercial, that this program will have pre-cleared the way for a smooth and efficient transfer of Title to the next owner.
Why a Town Hall Meeting?
When I brought in Village Manager Chris Steers, along with Ken Manning to help fill this void in getting our message distributed, it became quickly apparent to all three of us that a Town Hall Meeting would be perfect to get the message out to all property owners!
What is this Town Hall Meeting going to consist of?
For the last six weeks, Village Manager Chris Steers, Building & Code Department Head Peter Miley, Village Attorney Anthony Cerreto and I have been meeting with civic groups, groups of real estate brokers and the Port Chester Bar Association (attorneys) to explain the problems and the applicable pre-existing Codes from both the State and the Village that apply to the vast amount of issues here in Port Chester.
The four of us will be on hand to not only answer all the general questions, but the individual questions that you may have as well, one on one with you! This is your opportunity to see how we have cut the fees and red tape for searches and issuing permits regardless if you have none, just one, ten or more open permits, so you can close them all for the reduced cost of just one new one.
When and where is this Town Hall Meeting?
The Port Chester Senior Center
222 Grace Church Street
November 28th, 2012 At 7 PM
We hope to see everyone there. Applications for Amnesty will be available as well.