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05/15/2023 Assessment Community Weekly

New ORPTS leadership meets with RPTAC

On Friday, ORPTS Interim Director Rachel Ingalsbe attended her first meeting of the Real Property Tax Administration Committee (RPTAC). Rachel and the Tax Department team look forward to the continued collaboration of this longstanding committee, and they thank the local government members for their participation.

RPTAC Members


Warren Wheeler (Executive Director, NYSAA)

Maggie Alix (Green Island)

Tom Donato (Glen Cove, Bellerose, Garden City, Great Neck, Kings Point, Lake Success, Amityville)

Jeneen Hill (Collins, Evans, North Collins)

Teri Ross (Queensbury)

J. Todd Wiley (T. New Windsor)

Alternate: Curt Schoeberl (Shawangunk)

Alternate: Scott Shedler (Ramapo)

County Directors

Karen Ambroz (Wayne, NYSACDRPTS President)

Candy Akin (Lewis)

Laura Chadwick (Washington)

Ray Ward (Greene)

Don Weber (Onondaga)

Catherine Weisse (Dutchess)

Alternate: William Fuller (Livingston)

Alternate: Christine Depasquale (Montgomery)

Tax Department

Rachel Ingalsbe (Interim Director of Real Property Tax Services)

Kate Garbutt (Central Region Director)

Joe Gerberg (Office of Counsel)

Geoff Gloak (Communications Director)

Mary Ellen Nagengast (Northern Region Director)

Meighan Frye (RPS Online Software Development Project)

Alternate: Tobias Lake (Office of Counsel)

Alternate: Dave Markey (Office of Counsel)

Alternate: Christopher Hayes (Program Development)

Reminder: STAR third party forms due June 1

Do you have STAR third party forms that you haven’t previously transmitted to us?

To accommodate seniors who have requested notification of a third party regarding STAR, please provide us with copies of Form RP-425-TPNRequest for Mailing of Notice to a Third Party Regarding Enhanced STAR Exemption. Please do not send copies of forms that you have previously provided to us.

You can provide the forms to us in any of the following ways:

  • Scan the RP-425-TPN forms and email them to
  • Fax the forms to 518-457-0866.
  • Mail the forms to:

ALBANY NY 12227-0801

We’ll send any letters regarding STAR exemption status to the third parties.

Judicial cases

new Judicial cases:

  • Matter of County of Albany (Johnson)
  • Matter of Culinary Arts Riverhead, LLC v Assessor of the Town of Riverhead
  • Matter of Foreclosure of Tax Liens
  • Newrez, LLC v City of Middletown
  • Newrez, LLC v City of Middletown
  • Newrez, LLC v City of Middletown