Land Consultation Program. This program provides reimbursement to Towns to review and comment upon proposed purchases of land and easements by the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Eligible costs might include technical and legal review of proposed land purchases by the City, consultant expenses, additional municipal staff expenses or public hearing and notice fees. Maximum reimbursement is $30,000 per town.
Tax Consulting Program. This program pays the fees and expenses of consultants and/or attorneys retained by Watershed municipalities to review, analyze or assist in the administration of property taxes paid by the City on City-owned lands and facilities in the West-of-Hudson Watershed. The fund is intended to provide municipalities and intergovernmental organizations with the resources to conduct assessment reviews and help defray the costs of litigation commenced by the City to challenge assessments.