following Elfriede H. Schmid's retirement.Yorktown town board members have appointed long-time employee Barbara A. Korsak as the Receiver of Taxes
Korsak, a Yorktown native who has lived in Hopewell Junction for the last eight years, has been a full-time employee at the tax receiver's office since 1993. She originally began working part-time at the assessor's office in 1989 while she was still in college.
"It was just interesting working here," said Korsak, who graduated from Mercy College with a degree in business management. "I liked it and I stayed."
Korsak took a short break from work from 2000 to 2006 during which period she gave birth to her son Mathew and daughter Ashley. The reason why she returned to work was because Elfriede H. Schmid called her and said she needed her at the office.
"I got some big shoes to fill," Korsak said of Schmid who worked for the town for 26 years before officially retiring on Jan. 3. "[She] taught me everything I know and she will be missed."
Korsak said she is happy and enjoys working in the town of Yorktown where the employees are "great" and the residents "nice."
Over the years, she said, she has learned about how taxes come about, the escrow between paying on your own and through a bank, among other things. When she was buying her own house, that knowledge she had acquired, helped her be better informed about what needed to be done, she said.
Korsak has been appointed at an annual salary of $78,280, according to town records.