Local Government

Local Government 01.09.20

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Notice of Tax Collecting Town of Nassau

Take Notice, that I Heather Werner, the undersigned Collector of Taxes of the Town of Nassau, County of Rensselaer and State of New York, have duly received the tax roll and warrant for the collection of taxes within the Town of Nassau for the year 2020, and that I will attend at 29 Church Street, in the Town of Nassau from 1/2/2020 to 1/31/2020 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 12pm to 2pm, Thursday 9am to 12pm and 6pm to 8pm, Friday 12pm to 1pm and Saturday 9am to 12pm, excepting Thursday 1/09/2020 and Saturday 1/18/2020.

Take Further Notice, that taxes may be paid on or before 1/31/2019 without charge or interest. On all taxes received after such date, there shall be added interest of 1% if paid on or before 2/29/2020 and an additional 2% for each additional month or fraction thereof thereafter until such taxes are paid or until the return of unpaid taxes to the County Treasurer pursuant to law.

Take Further Notice, that pursuant to the provisions of the law the tax roll of the Town of Nassau will be returned to the County Treasurer of the County of Rensselaer on the 1st day of April 2020.

Dated 12/27/2020

Heather Werner

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Tracey Rex Reports to the People of Schodack

I believe staying in touch with constituents is an important part of serving in elective office. This monthly report is an example of my commitment to keeping residents informed of the activities of the Schodack Town Board. All meetings of the Town Board, Planning Board and Zoning Board can be viewed live or at a later date at https://townhallstreams.com/towns/schodack.

During December, the Town Board adopted a resolution honoring Katherine Lubbers for her dedicated service to our community as Receiver of Taxes from 2004-2019. We wish Kathy all of the best in retirement.

At the year-end December 30 meeting, the Town Board adopted the annual salary expense for employees and elected officials for calendar year 2020. This list as well as the entire adopted 2020 budget can be viewed at www.schodack.org.

Schodack Town Hall recently hosted one of three Criminal Justice Reform forums that were held in Rensselaer County to address New York’s criminal justice reforms that took effect on January 1. Thank you to District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly and other county elected officials for hosting this informative event. If you wish to view the forum, it has been archived at https://townhallstreams.com/towns/schodack.

There was a terrific turnout for the Castleton-on-Hudson Farmers & Artisans Market inaugural Winter Fest at the Castleton Fire Department. I enjoyed shopping the vendors, making an ornament and visiting with Santa. The event was so well attended, there will be a February Fest on February 7 from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Castleton Fire Department — another wonderful opportunity to enjoy our community and support our local vendors.

Our community experienced significant snowfall during December. I wish to thank the entire Highway Department workforce for their excellent work in keeping our roadways clear and safe. Our Highway Department is second to none, led by Superintendent of Highways Ken Holmes.

– Tracey Rex, Member of Schodack Town Board

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Poestenkill Town Board Meeting Minutes

Poestenkill Town Board – Meeting Minutes – Thursday, December 19, 2019

CAC Member, Jeffrey Briggs presented to the Town Board members the Poestenkill Natural Resources Inventory – 2019 and discuss the document. The CAC worked with partners which provided technical and financial assistance, including NYSDEC’s Hudson River Estuary Program, County of Rensselaer and the Rensselaer Land Trust. As part of the project the CAC created a series of 22 maps as part of the Natural Resources Inventory, which describes local natural resources in detail.

This document is available to the public at the Town Library and on the Town website.

Lou Anne Lundgren reported on the activities at the Library and thanked Supervisor Jacangelo for all of his cooperation and efforts in making the Library a wonderful place and looks forward to working with the Board and the new Supervisor.

Approval of 2020-2021 Fire Service Agreement – motion made by Councilman Hass, seconded by Councilman Van Slyke and passed unanimously – authorizing Supervisor Jacangelo to sign the agreement.

Resolution – The Town Board voted unanimously on a resolution of grateful recognition of the services of Supervisor Dominic Jacangelo.

Resolution – The Town Board voted unanimously on a resolution in accepting the 2019 Natural Resource Inventory for the Town of Poestenkill.

Resolution – The Town Board voted unanimously on a resolution acknowledging the conduct and completion of an audit of the Town Court Financial Records.

Supervisor Jacangelo addressed Town residence and Town Board members with a heartfelt “farewell” speech. Supervisor Jacangelo has served the Town since January 1, 2010. A full copy of Supervisor Jacangelo’s speech is on file in the Town Clerk’s office.

For more information go to www.PoestenkillNY.com

Submitted by Councilman Eric Wohlleber

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Schodack Supervisor’s Report for December 2019

In a continuing effort to keep residents informed of my activities as well as issues pertaining to the Town, I submit to them this report for December of 2019. As always, further information can be found on the Town’s website or it’s social media pages.

I want to start by wishing everyone a Happy New Year and thank everyone for their support these past two years during my first term. My second term began on January 1st, 2020 and I look forward over these next two years to continuing the good work we’ve done.

On December 5th, the Town received word that the Third Appellate Division court affirmed a previous ruling in favor of the Town as it pertained to an Article 78 proceeding regarding the proposed Amazon Sales Distribution center. I’m happy that two courts have now upheld the work and authority of our Planning Board in making decisions regarding this project. I’m proud of our Planning Department, our Planning Board, and our legal counsel for the hard work and dedication they have shown throughout this process and I’m hopeful that this brings to an end the additional costs we’ve had to bear in defending ourselves in these proceedings.

I regularly spend time with Highway Superintendent Ken Holmes visiting and discussing potential areas of concern in town. Our Highway Department strives to be proactive in identifying and addressing these issues and I’m thankful for the watchful eyes of Ken and our Highway Crew. Recent trips have been to examine some sewer problems along Miller Road, and a currently private road through a development in East Schodack that isn’t being properly maintained by the developer during and after winter storms creating a hazard for residents that live on it. I’m hopeful we can reach a solution that protects taxpayers and ensures the developer fulfills their responsibilities.

And Finally, I’d like to end by thanking outgoing Receiver of Taxes Kathy Lubbers for her years of service and wish her well in her retirement.

Supervisor David Harris

01/09/2020 – 01/23/2020

Town of Schodack 2020 Tax Collection

The 2020 Tax Bills have been mailed. The Tax Office will be open to receive the 2020 Property Tax collection on:

January 3rd – January 31st; Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

January 1lth, l8th and 25th from 9:00 AM to 12 Noon

February – Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

March – Tuesdays & Thursdays from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Payments received from January 3, 2020, thru January 31, 2020, are without penalty.

February 1, 2020, thru February 29, 2020, are assessed a 1% penalty.

March 1, 2020, thru March 31, 2020, are assessed a 2% penalty.

An additional $2.00 charge will be added to all bills not paid before March 4, 2020.

Payments may be left in the secure green drop box located near the entrance of the Town Hall addressed to the Receiver of Taxes. Only when the complete bill and check are enclosed, will a stamped receipt be mailed to the taxpayer after the payment has cleared the bank.

Checks should be made payable to Shawn Masters, Receiver of Taxes.

2020 Tax Bills and all Tax Payments paid through this office since 2005 are viewable on the Town of Schodack website at www.schodack.org under Departments/ Receiver of Taxes.

Rensselaer County Property Tax bills are now payable online with MasterCard, VISA, and Discover Credit Cards at a rate of 2.45%. VISA Debit Cards are also accepted, at a charge of $3.95 per transaction. Online checks or E-checks, submitted through the Town of Schodack website only, are another accepted method of payment, costing $1.75.

No payments will be accepted in person at the Town Hall or by mail after March 31, 2020. Thereafter, contact the Rensselaer County Bureau of Finance at (518) 270-2754 for delinquent tax information.

I look forward to serving you this tax season,

Shawn Masters, Receiver of Taxes Town of Schodack

Collector of Taxes of the Town of Nassau


Meeting Dates for The Village of Nassau 2019-20

The following dates have been established for the Village of Nassau Board of Trustees Meetings. All meetings will be held at the Village Municipal Building, 40 Malden Street, Nassau, NY at 7:30pm unless otherwise posted.

November 13, 2019 Regular Meeting 7:30pm

December 11, 2019 Regular Meeting 7:30pm

January 8, 2020 Regular Meeting 7:30pm

February 12, 2020 Regular Meeting 7:30pm

March 11, 2020 Regular Meeting 7:30pm

March 18, 2020 Special Meeting Election 9:00pm

April 6, 2020 Annual Meeting 7:30pm

April 8, 2020 Public Hearing Budget 7:00pm

April 8, 2020 Regular Meeting 7:30pm

May 13, 2020 Regular Meeting 7:30pm

May 27, 2020 Year End Meeting 7:30pm

The Planning Board meets on the 1st Monday of each month (as needed) at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Municipal Building.

The Zoning Board meets on the 4th Monday of each month (as needed) at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Municipal Building.

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