Local Government

Local Government 01.27.22

North Greenbush Town Board News

Happy New Year. We hope you enjoyed a happy and healthy holiday season. Thank you to all who participated in our annual Christmas Parade and Starry Night Memorial Tree Lighting. Supervisor Joe Bott welcomed the community to the event and lead the parade filled with brightly lit floats down Main Avenue to one of the largest crowds in town history.

 It brought together our residents in a fun and meaningful way. Thank you to Little Big Fatz for their donation of cookies for the event, vocalist Cheyenne Bott and the Belltop Chorus. We would like to welcome Councilman Jim Gordon to his new role. Jim will also serve as Ambulance Commissioner, bringing operational and project management experience to the board. Jim is actively involved in the development of the county’s new fire training tower in town so his expertise will be an opportunity to see advancement to the ambulance commissions work. 

Lori Ruffinen will join the board of ambulance commissioners, bringing years of finance and audit experience. Lori will be able to look at billing practices, budgeting and potential funding sources. These two talented individuals will add to the existing makeup of the commission which already has experienced health care and critical emergency services professionals on the board. We thank our skilled and dedicated ambulance staff, lead by Kathy Allen. We welcome Greg DeJulio to the zoning board of appeals and Colleen Reynolds to the board of assessment review. Councilwoman Jessica Merola continues her work, along with Tony Germano, toward obtaining climate smart certification for the town. As we look toward our exciting future, we wish you a 2022 filled with good health and happiness. 

We look forward to our work serving you. 

Best wishes from Supervisor Joe Bott, Deputy Supervisor Kelly Hoffman, Councilwoman Jessica Merola and Councilman Jim Gordon

Town Of Nassau Tax Collection

Please note the office hours of the Tax Collector for the Town of Nassau for the remainder of January 2022 is as follows: Thurs. Jan. 20th 12pm – 2pm, Mon. – Thurs. Jan. 24th – 27th 12pm – 2pm, Friday Jan. 28th 12:30pm – 2pm, Sat. Jan 29th 9am – 12pm and Monday Jan. 30th 12pm – 2pm.

Payments are due without penalty postmarked on or before Monday January 31, 2022. Due to the recent increase of the COVID-19 virus it is STRONGLY recommended and requested that your payments be mailed in.

Best Luther Fire District Public Notice

WEST SAND LAKE –  PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the regular meetings of the Best-Luther Fire District will be held on the First Thursday of the month for the 2022 year, held at 7:00 p.m. at the Best-Luther Firehouse, located at 303 Old Best Road, W. Sand Lake, NY 12196. The location and time of the meeting may be changed by further resolution of the Board of Fire Commissioners upon proper notification to the local media of such change.Best-Luther Fire District, 303 Old Best Road, West Sand Lake NY, 12196. Phone/Fax: 518-283-5641. blfdfiredistrict@nullgmail.com

Nassau Launches Brook Naming Contest

NASSAU – The Town of Nassau has outlined plans for the Town’s newest park. Under the preliminary proposal, announced by Supervisor David Fleming, the Town’s multiple purpose 22-acre parcel, located on US Route 20 between the Village of Nassau and Lyons Lake Road, would be opened to walking trails. A significant feature of the parcel is a small brook and wetlands. The Town Board authorized a naming contest for the unnamed brook which may lead to the naming designation for the new town park.

Through partnerships, the work of other nonprofits, and community volunteers, Nassau has gone from no public preserves and open public land to six public preserves that provide access to diverse natural beauty across the town. These preserves have become popular destinations in the area and have helped draw day trippers to Nassau.

With this new park under development, Nassau will now have over 650 acres public acres of varying terrain to explore. All the parcels have been developed with volunteer assistance, grants and donations.

The next step in the development process, according to the Nassau Town Board, is to engage residents of all ages to participate in the brook naming contest for this new park. The focal point of the proposed area is a now nameless brook that runs through the 22-acre parcel. Local students and families are being asked to participate in this contest. The Board is looking to designate a name that focuses on Nassau’s local history or natural resources. The Board has also suggested names that recognize the indigenous peoples of the area to local heroes of the Civil War and the Anti-Rent War.

Submissions are encouraged to supervisor@nulltownofnassau.org. The Town is expecting to make a selection for the name of the brook and possibly the new park, at their March 10, 2022 meeting.

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