Local Government

Local Government 01.16.20

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East Greenbush December 18th Town Board Meeting by Councilor Bridget Fritz

All were unanimously adopted – Councilor Kennedy was absent

250-2019 Resolution Approving Meeting Minutes

251-2019 Resolution to Schedule 2020 Organizational Meeting

252-2019 Resolution to Acquire a Police Patrol Vehicle

253-2019 Resolution Appointing Part Time Interns in the EG Police Department

254-2019 Resolution Making a Conditional Job Offer to Paige M. Moore to the Position of Provisional Police Dispatcher

255-2019 Resolution Authorizing Triad Group to Provide Administrative and Consultant Services in 207 a/c Claims

256-2019 Resolution Authorizing the Town of EG to enter into an Agreement w/ Public Sector HR Consultants LLC for Updating Town Employee Handbook

257-2019 Resolution Setting 2020 Transfer Station Rates

258-2019 Resolution Authorizing Solicitation of Engineering Services Via a Mini-Bid & Use of GEIS Funds for Preparation of an Analysis of Water Supply System Capacity

259-2019 Resolution Authorizing Town Supervisor to Sign an Agreement w/ Maser Consulting, PA for MS4 Mapping Upgrade Project Services

260-2019 TABLED

261-2019 Resolution Establishing Community & Recreation Department Fees for 2020

262-2019 Resolution Awarding Design, Bid Support Services & Construction Support Services for Restrooms at Town Park from the GEIS Recreation Fees

263-2019 Resolution to Authorize Supervisor to Enter Into an Agreement with Hudson Valley Wireless for the Relocation of Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) from the Hudson Avenue Water Tanks in Hampton Manor to Ridge Road Cell Tower

264-2019 Resolution Authorizing Supervisor to Sign a Memorandum of Agreement with CSEA Employee Benefit Fund to Upgrade the CSEA EBF Silver 12 Vision Plan to Gold 12 Vision Plan

Councilor Bridget Fritz – East Greenbush

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Town of North Greenbush Swearing in Ceremony

Jack Rogers was sworn in on New Year’s Day as the newest councilman of the Town of North Greenbush Board.

With him in this photo his wife, Maureen, children, Jack, and Kerri, and Retired Judge George Ceresia.

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Town Hall Closes for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Debra L. Curtis, Schodack Town Clerk, wishes to remind residents that the Schodack Town Hall Offices will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. The Schodack Town Hall Offices will resume its regular business hours on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. The Transfer Station will have regular standard business hours on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the Town Clerk at (518)477-7590, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm and Saturday 9:00am to 12:00pm.

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Town of East Greenbush Town Services Coordinator Bids Farewell

It is with sincere bittersweet emotion that I pen this letter to my community. On January 17th, 2020, I will be stepping down from my position as Town Services Coordinator for the Town of East Greenbush. I would like to thank everyone for their support and praise of me during my tenure. Without all of you the Town would not have so many wonderful programs and new additions. For anyone that knows me personally, you understand the reason behind the things that I do- It is always to serve my community and it is always about the people.

To our summer camp families, kids, and staff it is hardest to say good-bye to you. I love you all like my own family and will miss you all more than I express in words. I will always be available to you if you need advice, encouragement, or support throughout life’s complicated roads. I know that the camp will continue on with the goal of making camp a fun and safe summer place to be.

To the adult senior groups, I can’t thank you all enough for your kindness and support of me, new ideas, and patience through difficult situations.

To my co-workers both past and present including Town Hall employees, DPW, and the EGPD, I can’t even begin to thank you all enough for the love and support you have given me over the last 6 years. Goals and tasks only get accomplished through teamwork and the Town has a great team!

I truly appreciate the opportunity to have served the people of East Greenbush afforded to me by two Town Supervisors and many Town Board Members.

While it is difficult to leave so many wonderful people and a job that I enjoy, please know that I have been serving this community either through employment or as a volunteer for well over 20 years. As long as I am living in Town, I will not stop. I will be here to serve, assist, and support this community and its organizations in any capacity I am able.

Thank you all so much, Happy New Year, and please always remember #BEKIND.


Jessica A. Lansing

East Greenbush

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Sand Lake FYI

We are off to an exciting start in the New Year. With our new Board members, we are working hard for our citizens in the Town of Sand Lake.

We are in the process of creating a town email newsletter. Amy Lent, one of our residents, is leading an effort to publish a quarterly newsletter that will contain activities and events of our town government and community organizations. This is another way we can increase our communication with our residents and businesses. If you are interested in helping out with this effort, please contact me at Town Hall and I will put you in touch with Amy. We need a little bit of help launching this newsletter and could use the expertise and creativity of a few of our citizens.

Also, for several months last fall, the need for senior public transportation was discussed. I am looking for volunteers who want to participate in exploring the feasibility of senior transportation in our area, or public transportation in general. Please reach out to me at Town Hall if you would like to be involved in this initiative.

At our upcoming January 29, 2020 Town Board Workshop meeting, we will be voting on a resolution declaring the Town of Sand Lake a “Purple Heart Community.” Governments across the United States are becoming Purple Heart Communities in the hope of achieving a nationwide network of Purple Heart communities and bringing more attention to those that have received this distinction for defending our nation. In addition to the resolution, we will be using the Workshop to honor the Purple Heart recipients in our town. We have invited the recipients and/or their families to the workshop meeting in order to be honored at the meetingWe want to make sure everyone is properly recognized for the sacrifice they have endured for our nation. This ceremony is open to anyone who would like to attend.

Nancy Perry

Town Supervisor

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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