VFW Post 1156 Leads Effort to Secure Veterans’ School Tax Exemption – 4/22/14

Commander Burt Corwin led the effort in concert with Commander Ed Murray of American Legion Post 90 and Commander Al Bender of American Legion Post 347 to obtain Mamaroneck School Board commitment to the partial school tax exemption for veterans.  In the end, we were successful against difficult odds.  The critical events were our ads in the Mamaroneck Review on 3/14, 4/11 and 4/18, the district survey conducted by the Board from 4/9 – 4/21 and the subsequent public hearing on Tuesday, 4/22.  We provided a strong case for the exemption, and the Board decided by a 4 to 2 vote (1 member was absent) to grant the exemption.  The success of this effort brings some measure of school tax relief to 370 wartime service veterans or their surviving spouse, so it was certainly worthwhile.