Rye Mayor Doug French may have incorrectly taken $10K+ of STAR propert tax exemptions on a second home he owns in Rye.
LoHud.com has the story:
"RYE — Mayor Douglas French acknowledges he may have incorrectly received a school-tax exemption on a rental property for the past decade — but says he will pay back any money he owes.
The exemption under the state’s School Tax Relief Program on the Richard Place house was granted based on its use as an owner-occupied primary residence. But French and his wife had relocated in 1999 from there to their current home on Meadow Place, where they also were granted a STAR exemption.
The Richard Place house’s tax break has been worth about $1,000 in savings per year since at least 2001, according to city tax records.
The mayor said he was unaware that the exemption for Richard Place had remained in effect after he moved…"