Local Government

Local Government 01.07.21

Poestenkill Democrats Donate in Honor of Inauguration Day

POESTENKILL – The Poestenkill Democratic Committee invites Democrats and friends to join in celebrating the Biden/Harris presidential inauguration together, by giving back to our community. Please join the members of the local Democratic Committee in making a donation to the Bread of Life Food Pantry in Poestenkill on or about January 20, Inauguration Day. The food pantry is open to all and is responding to increased food insecurity this year. Checks may be made payable to Evangelical Lutheran Church with “Bread of Life Food Pantry” in the memo line and mailed to Evangelical Lutheran Church, PO Box 167, Poestenkill, NY 12140. (You may also make donations of non-perishable, non-expired food by placing it in the bin next to the church’s side entrance, located at 772 Route 351. Any questions, call the Pantry at 518-283-6045.) If you wish, please spread the word that you have joined in this group gesture by posting on the Facebook page of the Poestenkill Democrats. We also welcome you at our monthly meeting s of the committee and other volunteers, usually the third Wednesday at 6 p.m. For more information about the Committee activities see the Facebook page or call chairman Bob Crowley at 518-396-6614. Thank you! 

Town of Nassau 2021 Tax Collection Information

NASSAU – Taxes will be collected during the month of January. Nassau Town Hall 29 Church St. Nassau, NY 12123. 518-766-2343 x8.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is strongly suggested checks and money orders be mailed in! Any in person payments must have an appointment (no exceptions) and any cash payments must be in the exact amount.

Monday- Friday 12pm-2pm; Saturday 9am-12pm.

Penalties will be assessed on payments made after February 1, 2021 as per the tax bill.

Reminders mailed in March will include a $2.00 penalty fee.

A $20.00 Fee will be imposed on all returned checks.

After March 31, 2021 taxes will no longer be received by the Town of Nassau Tax Collector, but must be paid to Rensselaer County Bureau of Finance, 1600 7th Avenue Troy, NY 12180.

Additional County penalties will be imposed.

Letter from Receiver of Taxes- Town of Schodack

SCHODACK – 2021 Property Tax collection begins January 1st 2021.

Unfortunately the Covid-19 Pandemic continues to change how we do our day to day routines. For everyone’s health, there will be NO IN-PERSON collections for this tax season. All payments should be by check payable to Rec. of Taxes/Shawn Masters and mailed to PO Box 436 East Schodack, NY 12063 or they can be placed in the secure green drop box near the Town Hall entranceway.

For those who choose, payments may also be made through the Town website, www.schodack.org. Go to Departments, Receiver of Taxes, Tax Bills and then click view bills on ”this site” and follow prompts. There are additional charges if you choose to pay online.

2021 Collection periods will be: 1/1/21 – 2/1/21 no penalty, 2/2/21 – 3/1/21 1% penalty, and 3/2/21 – 3/31/21 2% penalty. A second notice for payment will be mailed on 3/5/21 and a mandatory fee of $2.00 will be added to total due amount.

Only exact full payments due, as listed on the bill, are able to be excepted. Please make sure the dollar amounts in the numerical and written sections on the check are the same and the correct amount due and check is signed. Please put current phone number on your check so we can contact you if there are any issues so late fees can be avoided.

Only when the complete bill is returned with your payment, the receipt on bottom of the bill will be stamped and returned to you.

Tax Bills from 2005- 2021 can also be viewed and printed from the town website for your convenience.

For any concerns, you can always contact me at 518-477-7935.

Sincerely, Shawn Masters

It’s Official, Biden Won! Let’s Dance – Virtually

SAND LAKE – Celebrate the inauguration of Joseph Biden as President and Kamala Harris as Vice President with Sand Lake Democrats and friends at the Virtual Inaugural Ball to be held online on Inauguration Day, Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

The party begins at 7:00 PM with virtual cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by the virtual ball from 7:30 – 8:30 PM. The ball promises to be a festive, fun, and participatory celebration, featuring appearances by well-known local musicians, singers, artists, and other surprise guests.

The event is being sponsored by the Sand Lake Democratic Committee (SLDC) and proceeds will support future local campaigns.

The suggested donation is $10 and donations can be made securely on-line at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/sand-lake-democratic-committee-1-base, or by check mailed to Sand Lake Democratic Committee, PO Box 89, Averill Park, NY 12018.

All donors will be sent the Zoom link by email prior to the event, so those donating by check should include their email address.

For more information, visit the SLDC on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SandLakeDemocrats/

Save the date and join the celebration!

Garrett DeGraff, Averill Park

Tracey Rex Reports to the People of Schodack

SCHODACK – I believe staying in touch with constituents is an important part of serving in elective office. This report, published every month since I took office in 2016, is an example of my commitment to keeping Schodack residents informed about town government news and community events.

During December, the Town Board adopted the annual salary expenses for employees and elected officials for 2021. This list as well as the entire adopted 2021 budget can be viewed at www.schodack.org. A resolution amending the town’s Personnel and Procedure Manual to include the use of social media and working from home policies was also approved.

Thank you to our Highway Department employees for their excellent work in clearing snow and treating our roadways during last month’s major storm. Our Highway Department employees are second to none, led by Superintendent of Highways Ken Holmes.

The State of New York recently announced the full opening of the Empire State Trail, which includes the Schodack portion of the 36-mile Albany-Hudson Electric Trail (AHET). This segment of the AHET is primarily a paved off-road trail, suitable for walkers and cyclists of all abilities. For more information, visit www.empiretrail.ny.gov.

The Castleton Public Library and Director Melissa Tacke were the recipients of several special honors in 2020, including being designated by the Library Journal as one of 262 America’s Star Libraries nationwide. The Castleton Public Library is a community treasure and I encourage our residents to take advantage of its excellent resources and services (www.castletonpubliclibrary.org). Congrats to Melissa, CPL staff and board of trustees.

Thank you to the donors and volunteers who supported The Anchor Food Pantry Christmas Shop event. Because of your generosity and spirit of community, many children were blessed with gifts under the tree this Christmas.

Cheers to a more safe, healthy and prosperous New Year!

Tracey Rex, Member of Schodack Town Board

www.traceyrex.com

Nassau Democratic Committee Seeking Candidates for Town and County Offices

NASSAU – The Nassau Democratic Committee is currently accepting resumes from residents interested in running for the following town offices in 2021: Town Supervisor (two-year term), Town Council Member (two seats to be filled, each with a four-year term), Town Justice (four-year term), Tax Collector (two-year term), and Superintendent of Highways (two-year term). Interested candidates are invited to inquire and/or submit a resume and letter of qualifications by February 3, 2021 to: Pat Piniazek, Chair; Nassau Democratic Committee; via email: patpen1018@nullgmail.com.

The Nassau Democratic Committee also encourages Rensselaer County residents who are interested in running for County Executive, County Clerk, or 1 of 3 seats on the Rensselaer County Legislature (representing District 4: Towns of Nassau, Sand Lake, and Schodack) to submit a resume and letter of qualifications by February 3, 2021 to: Michael J. Monescalchi, Chair; Rensselaer County Democratic Committee; P.O. Box 846; Troy, NY 12181 or via email: renscodemschair@nullgmail.com.

Brunswick Democratic Committee Seeking Candidates for Town and County Offices

BRUNSWICK – The Brunswick Democratic Committee is currently accepting resumes from residents interested in running for the following town office in 2021: Town Council Member (two seats to be filled, each with a 4-year term). Interested candidates are invited to inquire and/or submit a resumé and letter of qualifications by Feb. 3, 2021 to: Jennifer Mann, Chair; Brunswick Democratic Committee; P.O. Box 91; Cropseyville, NY 12052 or via email: BrunswickDems@nullgmail.com.

The Brunswick Democratic Committee also encourages Rensselaer County residents who are interested in running for County Executive, County Clerk, or 1 of 3 seats on the Rensselaer County Legislature (representing District 3: Towns of Brunswick, Pittstown, and Schaghticoke) to submit a resumé and letter of qualifications by Feb. 3, 2021 to: Michael J. Monescalchi, Chair; Rensselaer County Democratic Committee; P.O. Box 846; Troy, NY 12181 or via email: renscodemschair@nullgmail.com.

East Greenbush Democratic Committee Seeking Candidates for Town and County Offices

EAST GREENBUSH – The East Greenbush Democratic Committee is currently accepting resumes from residents interested in running for the following town offices in 2021: Town Council (two seats to be filled, each with a four-year term). Interested candidates are invited to inquire and/or submit a resume and letter of qualifications by February 3, 2021 to: Judith Condo, Chair; East Greenbush Democratic Committee; P.O. Box 434; East Greenbush, NY 12061 or via email: jcondo604@nullgmail.com.

The East Greenbush Democratic Committee also encourages Rensselaer County residents who are interested in running for County Executive, County Clerk, or 1 of 4 seats on the Rensselaer County Legislature (representing District 2: Towns of East Greenbush, North Greenbush, and Poestenkill) to submit a resume and letter of qualifications by February 3, 2021 to: Michael J. Monescalchi, Chair; Rensselaer County Democratic Committee; P.O. Box 846; Troy, NY 12181 or via email: renscodemschair@nullgmail.com.

North Greenbush Democratic Committee Seeking Candidates for Town and County Offices

NORTH GREENBUSH – The North Greenbush Democratic Committee is currently accepting resumes from residents interested in running for the following town offices in 2021: Town Supervisor (two-year term), Town Council (four-year term) and Town Justice (four-year term). Interested candidates are invited to inquire and/or submit a resume and letter of qualifications by February 3, 2021 to: Joshua A. Sabo, Chair; North Greenbush Democratic Committee; 40 Buckbee Rd., Troy, NY 12180 or via email: northgreenbushdemocrats@nullgmail.com.

The North Greenbush Democratic Committee also encourages Rensselaer County residents who are interested in running for County Executive, County Clerk, or 1 of 4 seats on the Rensselaer County Legislature (representing District 2: Towns of East Greenbush, North Greenbush, and Poestenkill) to submit a resume and letter of qualifications by February 3, 2021 to: Michael J. Monescalchi, Chair; Rensselaer County Democratic Committee; P.O. Box 846; Troy, NY 12181 or via email: renscodemschair@nullgmail.com.

Poestenkill Democratic Committee Seeking Candidates for Town and County Offices

POESTENKILL – The Poestenkill Democratic Committee is currently accepting resumes from residents interested in running for the following town offices in 2021: Town Supervisor (two-year term), Town Council Member (two seats to be filled, each with a four-year term), Town Clerk (two-year term), and Superintendent of Highways (two-year term).

Interested candidates are invited to inquire and/or submit a resume and letter of qualifications by February 3, 2021 to Bob Crowley, Chair, Poestenkill Democratic Committee, P.O. Box 21, Poestenkill, NY 12140, or via email: pkdems@nullgmail.com.

The Poestenkill Democratic Committee also encourages Rensselaer County residents who are interested in running for County Executive, County Clerk, or 1 of 4 seats on the Rensselaer County Legislature (representing District 2: Towns of East Greenbush, North Greenbush, and Poestenkill) to submit a resume and letter of qualifications by February 3, 2021 to: Michael J. Monescalchi, Chair; Rensselaer County Democratic Committee; P.O. Box 846; Troy, NY 12181 or via email: renscodemschair@nullgmail.com.

Schodack Democratic Committee Seeking Candidates for Town and County Offices

SCHODACK – The Schodack Democratic Committee is currently accepting resumes from residents interested in running for the following town offices in 2021: Town Supervisor (two-year term) and Town Council Member (two seats to be filled, each with a 4-year term). Interested candidates are invited to inquire and/or submit a resume and letter of qualifications by February 3, 2021 to Laura M. Jordan, Chair of the Schodack Democratic Committee via e-mail: ljordan@nullpowers-santola.com or by regular mail: Laura M. Jordan, 100 Great Oaks Blvd, Suite 123, Albany, New York 12033.

The Schodack Democratic Committee also encourages Rensselaer County residents who are interested in running for County Executive, County Clerk or Rensselaer County Legislature (three seats to be filled representing District 4: Towns of Schodack, Sand Lake and Nassau) to submit their resume and letter of qualifications by February 3, 2021 to Michael J. Monescalchi, Chair of the Rensselaer County Democratic Committee at P.O. Box 846, Troy, New York, 12181 or via email: renscodemschair@nullgmail.com.

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