Talk of the Sound previously reported that it has received information that New Rochelle School Board Candidate Jerome Smith no longer has a primary residence in New Rochelle. These sources encouraged Talk of the Sound to look North, towards Orange County for more information on Smith…so we did. And sure enough, Smith owns a house in Woodbourne, just outside Monticello, NY.
A review of New Rochelle tax records confirms that Smith does not have a STAR Exemption on his property at 37 Watkins Place.
On April 10, 2010, Jerome Smith filed a Residency Attestation as a School Board Candidate for 2010 Election
But a search of the AT&T Phone Directory shows another residence owned by Jerome Smith up near Monticello in Orange County which sources tell Talk of the Sound is his current primary residence.
The tax records show that the property is jointly owned with a Shawn Smith residing at an address in Queens, NY.
The AT&T Phone Directory lists Shawn Smith
The New York City Property Portal lists Shawn Smith as Trustee of the property which is held in an Irrevocable Trust by Jerome Smith.
The property 47-07 169th Street in Queens, NY has two property tax exemptions including a school tax exemption: