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.

Chili Art Group Spring Show and Sale

The Chili Art Group will present its annual Spring Show & Sale from April 28th-30th at the Chili Community Center. The show will feature artwork in a variety of media created by members of the Chili Art Group. Painting, Pastel, Drawing, Photography and Mixed Media works will be for sale. This year the show will encompass the lobby, corridor and banquet hall and include a gift shop as well. The event is free and open to the public. Chili Art Group has been an important part of the Chili community since 1961 and encourages local creative residents to join. The group meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month from September thru April at the new Chili Community Center. Membership info will be available at the show.

April 28: 10am to 8pm
April 29: 10am to 6pm
April 30: 10am to 4pm

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.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection


The Monroe County Department of Environmental Services, the Towns of Chili, Gates, Riga and Wheatland and the Villages of Churchville and Scottsville will hold an appointment-only Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection at the Town of Gates Highway Department located at 475 Trabold Road, on Saturday, April 30, 2022, from 7:45 am to 12:00 pm.

Most HHW (paint, flammables and other chemicals from home-use) is safe when used and stored properly. When they become unwanted and are disposed of improperly, these household wastes can become environmental hazards.

To ensure safety and reduce waiting times, appointments are required at all HHW collections. Appointments for this HHW collection will be accepted until April 29th. Go on-line to http://www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark/ to schedule your appointment. This Household Hazardous Waste collection is open to all Monroe County residents. Waste from businesses will not be accepted.

Up to 30 gallons of the following materials will be accepted per appointment at no charge:

  • Oil-based & Latex Paint (for 1/3 gallon or less of latex paint: discard lid, add and mix kitty litter, let dry, place can in trash)
  • Wood Stain & Preservatives
  • Automotive Fluids (antifreeze; brake, power steering and transmission fluids)
  • Pesticides & Fertilizers
  • Flammable Products (gasoline, kerosene, thinners, strippers, solvents)
  • Household Cleaners (liquid soaps & waxes, drain cleaners, etc.)
  • Driveway Sealer
  • Pool & Photo Chemicals
  • Rechargeable (Ni-Cad) & Button Batteries
  • Mercury (thermometers, thermostats)
  • Syringes/Sharps (safely packaged)

Do Not Bring: used motor oil & vehicle batteries (contact service station or retailer); Pharmaceutical wastes, Propane tanks (permanent HHW facility/ecopark only), cans with dried paint (if it rattles when shaken – remove lid and place in trash); empty containers (trash or recycle); alkaline batteries (trash); glazing/spackle & joint compounds (trash).

If residents are unable to take advantage of this mobile HHW collection, the County offers other collections throughout the year. For more information, or for business waste disposal options, go on-line to http://www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark/

Hazard Mitigation Survey

Did you take the Hazard Mitigation Citizen Survey earlier this year? The Monroe County Hazard Mitigation Plan 2023 Update is now complete and ready for public review! Click here to see how your responses were used to create meaningful mitigation projects for your community: https://www.monroecountynyhmp.com/.

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: https://www.monroecountynyhmp.com/.

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!

Road Closure: 490 Eastbound Ramp @ 259

Beginning Wednesday, September 21 the NYSDOT will be closing the ramp connecting Route 259 to I-490 eastbound traffic to accommodate a bridge repair project over the train tracks just east of this ramp. Additionally, they will be installing a crossover that will reduce both eastbound and westbound traffic to a single lane between Exit 4 and just east of the Paul Road bridge. This work is anticipated to last until December.

There will be roughly a two week overlap between this work and NYSDOT work to the west along State Route 36, meaning there will be two consecutive I-490 eastbound on-ramps closed during this time. The official detour for motorists to follow is along Route 33 to connect with I-490 eastbound traffic in the Town of Gates.