The battle over the nearly $20,000 tax exemption was sent back to Supreme Court Justice Margaret Garvey for trial.
“The disagreement returns to Supreme Court Justice Margaret Garvey and could go to trial, Ramapo Town Attorney Michael Klein said Thursday. He said the town’s denial stands until Garvey hears the case.”We will now litigate the factual issues,” Klein said. “The panel ruled the property being in violation is not good enough. The building inspector or zoning officer has to file charges against the property owner.” Garvey had sided with the Ramapo tax assessor’s decision to deny an exemption to the property in 2012 because the four-family house at 37 Kaser Terrace is zoned two family, even though the Kaser building inspector had not cited the operators for violating village ordinances. The village also never sought a court order to close down the house, the judicial panel noted.” Read the complete Journal story here.