Board of Education members thanked for service at Holley
HOLLEY – Members of the Holley Central School Board of Education were recognized during their regular meeting Monday evening as part of the upcoming observance of School Board Recognition Week, which begins Oct. 24.
District Clerk Connie Nenni presented members with gift cards and thanked them for their hard work.
“They do not get the recognition they should,” Nenni explained. “They work for free, some for many years, and we really appreciate everything they do.”
During the meeting, school attorney Jeff Martin reported on a question Assistant Superintendent for Business Sharon Zacher had asked at the September meeting, regarding the PILOT agreement for the Holley Save-A-Lot grocery store, which closed recently.
Martin said a PILOT was granted to the property owner in 2013 and runs through 2023. The Payment in Lieu of Taxes agreement phased in property taxes over that 10-year period and Martin explained if the PILOT continues, the property owner will be obligated to make the required payment which goes to 40 percent of assessed valuation next year. If the PILOT agreement is terminated, the property owner will have to pay property taxes in full. Martin noted the building is currently assessed at $300,000.
Superintendent Robert D’Angelo reported that he will join school principals soon to begin making classroom visitations as part of the district’s ongoing effort to improve scores on assessment tests and classroom instruction. D’Angelo said he looks forward to the visits which will start now that the first several weeks of the school year are complete.