[Adopted 2-10-1998 by L.L. No. 5-1998]
Pursuant to § 444-a of the Real Property Tax Law of the State of New York, the Town Board of the Town of Huntington, after due consideration, has provided for a partial real property tax exemption for qualified alterations and rehabilitation of certain historic real property not to exceed the amounts specified therein.
No exemption shall be granted for such alterations or rehabilitation unless:
Such property has been designated as a landmark, or is a property that contributes to the character of an historic district, created by a local law;
Alterations or rehabilitation must be made for means of historic preservation;
Such alterations or rehabilitation of historic property are approved by the Historic Preservation Commission of the Town of Huntington prior to commencement of work;
The alterations or rehabilitation must otherwise result in an increase in the assessed valuation of the real property; and
Alterations or rehabilitation are commenced subsequent to the effective date of this article.
Such historic property shall be exempt from taxation to the extent of any increase in value attributable to such alteration or rehabilitation pursuant to the following schedule:
Application for exemption; approval.
The exemption may be granted only upon application of the owner or owners of such historic real property on a form prescribed by the New York State Office of Real Property Services, or any successor agency.
The application must be filed with the Assessor on or before the appropriate taxable status date.
The exemption shall be granted where the Assessor is satisfied that the applicant is entitled to an exemption pursuant to this section.
All of the terms, conditions and exceptions as set forth in § 444-a of the Real Property Tax Law of the State of New York, as amended, are adopted herein unless otherwise specified, as though fully set forth within this article.