Cohoes Mayor Bill Keeler proposes a tax on Norlite incinerator’s hazardous waste revenue

Cohoes Mayor Bill Keeler is proposing to enact a Local Law that would tax the income received by Norlite LLC for its treatment and disposal of hazardous waste. The proposal will be discussed at the next scheduled Cohoes Common Council Workshop, December 8th. Norlite makes annual property, water, and sewer tax payments to the City of Cohoes. In addition, beginning in 2012, Norlite had paid a monthly voluntary contribution totaling $100,000 annually to the City of Cohoes, which went to the General Fund to support basic operations of the city. However, Norlite stopped making those payments in March 2020, having paid a total of $16,667 this year.

The public can attend a workshop on Mayor Keeler’s proposal to tax Norlite’s hazardous waste revenue at a meeting of the Cohoes Common Council on Tuesday, December 8th at 7pm, at Cohoes City Hall.

A separate public information session on Norlite cohosted by the City of Cohoes with the DEC will take place Wednesday, December 9th. For details and to submit questions, call (518) 357-2075. See the event details online here.

Alexis Goldsmith

Alexis Goldsmith

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