Chili Community Center Member goes on Honor Flight

Chili Recreation wishes local Chili Veteran and active Community Center member David Marshall congratulations for being selected by Honor Flight Rochester! Marshall, as he likes to be called, flew to Washington DC this past weekend along with other local veterans and their “guardians” for a weekend trip of a lifetime!

Chili Recreation’s very own Jenn Kelley, Senior Programmer, had the honor and privilege as being selected by Marshall as his “guardian” for the trip.

Congratulations to Marshall and Jenn!  We look forward to hearing all of the stories and seeing the pictures for your memorable weekend!

Road Closure: Reed Road

Reed Road will be closed at the RSRR Railroad crossing in the Town of Chili from 7am Thursday, June 22, 2023 until 5pm Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 5pm to ALL TRAFFIC.

All traffic must be prepared to follow the posted detour.  Detour is as follows:  Chili-Wheatland Town Line Road to Scottsville Road to Morgan Road.

The road closure is to allow for the complete replacement and upgrade of the railroad crossing surface and track structure.

2023 Summer Hours – Town Hall

Beginning June 5, 2023, and continuing through September 1, 2023, the Chili Town Hall will be open on our summer hours schedule:

Monday through Thursday – 8am to 5pm
Friday – 8am to 11am

This schedule change is for the Town Hall only and does not impact the Chili Community Center or Chili Town Court.

Property Profile: Scam or Service?

Property Profile appears to offer a legitimate service to area homeowners seeking to consolidate their personal property records and data.

HOWEVER, the Town of Chili Assessor’s Office believes it is more prudent for area homeowners to be aware that this information is available for FREE or LOW COST through the Town of Chili Offices and/or Monroe County Clerk’s Office.


Property Records/Property Profile 279 Troy Road Suite #9-303, Rensselaer, NY 12144


Likely, you have received this letter because you have recently transferred or obtained TITLE to your property. This may have occurred through a Real Estate Sale, or part of your estate planning—Trust/Life Estate or other transfers.


The following information is offered by the service, BUT you can access most, if not all, of it through your local Town of Chili Offices (Tax Receiver or Assessor):

Total Assessor Market Value Total Assessed Value Total Tax Amount

Tax Year Property Legal Description Comparable Sales Data

Area Sales Tax Delinquency Homeowner’s Exemptions Prior Transfer Recording Date

Recorded Transfer Date Sale Amount Square Footage


Of course, any resident is free to pursue service that they believe are relevant to them, their property and particular estate planning. If you would like some or any of this information on your owned property, feel free to contact the Town of Chili Assessor’s Office at: 585-889-61-32, OR the Town of Chili Town Clerk/Tax Receiver at: 585-889-6127. You may also reach the Monroe County Clerk’s Office at: 585-753-1600.

Basic STAR exemption DENIAL LETTER hitting mailboxes

MAY 1—2023—SOME homeowners will receive a Basic STAR exemption denial letter from the Tax Department.

Since 2013, Basic STAR exemption recipients have been required to register with NYS STAR. The homeowners receiving this letter are receiving the Basic STAR exemption but do not have a registration on file.

Last year, when verifying eligibility of taxpayers for the homeowner tax rebate credit (HTRC), NYS sent each of these property owners two (2) letters asking them to register for the HTRC, which would also satisfy their Basic STAR registration requirement. The letters informed them that the failure to register may result in the loss of both the HTRC and the STAR exemption. Because they did not register after two requests—and they do not have a pre-existing registration on file with us—they are no longer eligible for the Basic STAR exemption.

Note: All other Basic STAR exemption recipients have registered with us through either the:

· 2013 STAR registration

· property tax relief credit registration, or

· HTRC registration.

STAR credit recipients are not impacted by this mailing because they register for the credit. Enhanced STAR exemption recipients provide the necessary information through the Income Verification Program.

How will assessors be informed of the denials?

Recipients of the letter have 45 days to respond. After the 45-day period ends, we will work through our regional offices to provide the local Assessor with lists of those who are no longer eligible for the Basic STAR exemption.

Should I contact my Assessor?

Do not contact your local assessor. Local assessors do not have any information regarding this notice and have no authority to review the determinations of the Tax Department.

Your Assessor will simply let you know that you should follow the registration instructions included in the prior letters. (To register, you will need the property key provided in those letters.) For registration assistance, or if you no longer have the prior letters,

please call: 518-453-8146.

Road Closure: Chili-Riga Townline Road

The Town of Chili with the Town of Riga intends to close Chili-Riga Townline Road for a culvert replacement. The work will take place approximately 300′ north of the intersection of Morgan Road / Griffin Road and Chili-Riga Townline Road. “Road Closed – Local Traffic Only” signs will be posted at the intersection of Morgan / Griffin Road with Chili-Riga Townline Road and at the intersection of Green Road and Betteridge Road.

Dates of closure are April 11, 2023 from approximately 7:30am to April 13, 2023 at 5:00pm.

The road will remain closed from the dates and times listed above. If you have questions, please call Damon McGrain at (585) 329-6802 or David Lindsay at (585) 889-6180.

Monroe County Hazard Mitigation Plan 2023 Update

ATTENTION!! The Monroe County Hazard Mitigation Plan 2023 Update is now ready for public review!

We are asking all residents of Monroe County to review the final draft of the plan and give feedback. The projects and information included in the HMP allow your communities to become eligible for grant funding opportunities to minimize losses from natural disasters. The Public Review Period is open until December 23 so don’t miss this last chance to have your voice be heard! Your support and responses are greatly appreciated! Click here for more information and to review the plan:

Monroe County Hazard Mitigation Plan

Is your family storm-ready? Have ideas for making Monroe County more resilient to natural disasters? Let us know! We are updating the County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan and are looking for your feedback to inform our planning process. Take the survey to contribute your knowledge!