Tax Matters Moot?
Onteora Board Leans Towards Tabling;
August 4 Public Hearing On Changes Set
By Violet Snow
The Onteora School Board has until August 21 to decide whether
to apply tax code changes that will raise Olive taxes and lower
those of Woodstock, Shandaken, and Hurley. The legislation gives
school districts the option to separate large industrial or
commercial properties from the area tax base, spreading out
the tax burden more evenly among the remaining taxpayers.
While the Olive Town Board hopes to demonstrate that the measure
is not designed to apply to reservoirs, Senator John Bonacic
has said that the provisions are broad enough to include the
New York City-owned Ashokan Reservoir property, which has kept
taxes of Olive homeowners lower than those of the surrounding
Keeping Olive Mapped & Literate
By Annie Nocenti
First Assistant Librarian Rosalie Burgher has probably
lent just about everyone in town a book, and her husband,
surveyor and civil engineer Robert Burgher, has probably
surveyed "just about every foot" of the area.
Bob Burgher was born in Olive in 1925, back when the area
was all hay fields and few tall trees, so that when he
sat on the top porch of his father's house he could see
clear to the reservoir. As a child, little did he know
he would end up walking every mile of the land as far
as he could see.
SUMMERTIME... The Olive Summer Rec Program
is up and running as of July 7th at Davis Park, with tons of
kids running around 10-3, Monday through Thursday for the next
six weeks. Contact the Recreation Director, Gene Sorbellini,
657-6920, or the Assistant who is at the program daily, Syndie
Haaland, 657-8414, for info.
Home Values Rising
Olive Starts Sporting Upper Scale Real Estate Prices As People
Keep Heading West
Return To Summer Gold
Boiceville's YMCA Camp Seewackamano Is A Treasure To Generations
Of Local Kids
By Tree McElhinney
Camp Seewackamano, in Shokan, consists of 37 acres tucked
along the side of Tice Ten Eyck Mountain off Peck Road. It
has large ponds for swimming, open fields, a nature trail,
two lodges, and a ropes course to challenge the campers' climbing
skills. It also has an outdoor amphitheater that today is
filled with about 250 charged-up kids who are celebrating
the final day of the camp's first two-week session.