Town of New Castle Administrator’s Report – 01/10/17

Town of New Castle Administrator’s Report – 01/10/17

New Castle Administrator’s Report – 1/10/2017

Jill Shapiro
Town Administrator, New Castle

Summer Internships for College Students

We are now accepting applications for summer internships for residents who have completed at least one year of college, so if you are currently in your freshman year of college, you are eligible. An internship for college students with the Town Board provides a valuable opportunity to gain a unique view of the inner workings of Town government, as well as gaining professional-level public sector experience. These interns work with residents, elected officials, local businesses, community groups and organizations, and federal and state agencies. 5 to 6 positions are available. For some positions, GIS skills would be a plus but are not required. 6-8 weeks stipend amount to $1,000-$1500. Interested residents should send a cover letter and resume to me, Jill Shapiro, at by January 31.

Christmas Tree Pickup

The Next Christmas tree pick up is 1/23. Trees must be free of ornaments, tinsel, lights, and stands. No artificial trees will be collected. Any residual yard waste bags will be collected on this date as well.

Winter Parking Restrictions at the Train Station

Just a reminder that cars may not be left in the commuter parking lot for more than 48 hours in the winter except in the two designated overnight parking areas, which are by the skate board park and by the side triangle that abuts town hall parking lot. Cars left beyond 48 hours will be ticketed. Our intention is not to hassle people but to be able to clear the parking lot of snow and ice. For every one car that is left after it snows, we lose between 2 and 4 spots as we cannot clean in the area around the parked car. That leads to a serious shortage of parking spots over the winter when people would prefer not to drive into the City.

Second Half School Taxes 2016-2017

Tuesday January 31st, 2017 is the last day to pay the second half of the 2016-2017 School Tax bill without penalty. If you, as opposed to your bank, are responsible to pay your property taxes, Tuesday January 31st, 2017 is the last day to pay the LAST installment without penalty. The Tax Office will be open January 31st from 7:00am to 7:00pm. If you are paying your tax bill in cash, the Tax Office only accepts cash payment during regular business hours of 8:45am to 4:30pm and payments must be in the exact amount. Payment can also be made using our on-line payment system found here.The Tax Office accepts United States Post Office post-mark as proof of timely mailing. If you are mailing your payment close to the due date, please make certain you see the Post Office affix a postmark to your tax payment. If you have any questions, please contact the Tax Office at 238-4773.