Monroe Co. approves law to help with tax relief for lakeshore residents
Rochester, N.Y. - People impacted by flooding along Lake Ontario are in line to get some tax relief in Monroe County.
The Monroe County Legislature approved a law Tuesday night that allots $500,000 to reduce the assessed value of a property, in proportion to flood damages.
"I think helping property owners on the lakeside, certainly those who are going to be burdened with rebuilding their structures, is a good thing to do," said Monroe County Legislator Cynthia Kaleh (D-28), who represents the northwest part of Rochester.
Kaleh said there are three levels of funding that give assessment relief to property owners to help with rebuilding structure features, like a porch, but not waterfront features, like docks.