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April 18, 2014
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Cochecton endorses Class III gaming


In her report to the board later in the same meeting, tax collector Eileen Hennessy presented information on software currently used by other towns that enables taxpayers to use a credit card for payment of tax bills. This can be done in one of two ways: either as an online credit purchase from a home computer, or as an in-person credit purchase, in which case the card would be swiped at town hall. It may also make credit card payments possible for licensing fees, permits, fines and other municipal charges. Although a service charge is associated with each credit card payment, there would be no cost to the town; the service charge would be incurred by the taxpayer. Citing a testimonial from her counterpart in a municipality that has been using the software for the past year, Hennessy urged the town to purchase it. Maas said it sounded promising, and agreed that he and Hennessy would conduct a conference call with the software company, to determine both its suitability for town needs and its compatibility with existing town network software.

Office of the Aging liaison Richard Schulman reported that the services of a licensed family nurse practitioner are now available in Liberty and White Sulphur Springs, and that barter-type payment will be accepted from cash-strapped patients. More information about this service can be obtained by calling 845/292-9114.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:15 p.m. Meeting minutes and information about Town of Cochecton ordinances and government can be found at www.townofco chectonny.org.