Local Government

Local Government 01.28.21

Notice From Town Of Nassau Tax Collector

NASSAU – Please take notice that the office of the Town of Nassau Tax Collector will be closed to public in person payments on January 30, 2021.

Tax payments are due without penalty postmarked on or before February 1, 2021. All people wishing to make in person payments MUST call ahead to make an appointment and cash payments MUST be in the exact amount. Please call 518-766-2343 option 8 to leave a message for the Tax Collector.

Poestenkill to Vote on Ambulance District

POESTENKILL – This is a reminder to Poestenkill property owners that on March 30, 2021 a special election will be held at the Sullivan-Jones VFW Post to decide whether or not an ambulance district should be established.  This is the first step (mandated by the state) to establish an ambulance service. The establishment of an ambulance district does not increase property taxes. If the voters approve of establishing an ambulance district, there will be a second vote at a later date deciding whether to ratify a contract with an established ambulance service.  Prior to the second vote, the cost of emergency services will be made available allowing taxpayers to make an informed decision.

The advantages of having a contract with an ambulance service would provide our residents with a more consistent and timely service.  This would also ensure that Poestenkill receives mutual aid from surrounding areas. 

I want to reiterate that contracting with an ambulance service does not exclude or diminish the service that our town’s First Responders provide.  First Responders are limited to the emergency care they can provide by state regulations and the availability of volunteers.  This is not a problem unique to Poestenkill.  This dilemma exists throughout the state, particularly in small rural areas.

My opinion is that we should work together to provide the best emergency service and care possible to our residents.  Please circle March 30, 2021, on your calendar as a reminder to vote!   

Harold Van Slyke

Poestenkill Town Councilman

Rensselaer County GOP Majority Lie to Public on Social Media

RENSSELAER COUNTY – At the regular meeting of the Rensselaer County Legislature on Tuesday, January 12, a resolution was presented and titled:

“Resolution Calling On New York State To Accelerate The Delivery Of The Potentially Life-Saving Vaccine To Rensselaer County.”

This resolution was passed with full bipartisan support of the Legislature. “A bill urging NYS to work harder to deliver this much anticipated and needed vaccine to the people of Rensselaer County is and will continue to be the focus of this Legislature,” said Minority Leader, Peter Grimm.

The Republican Majority posted on their Twitter account that, “In a 19-0 bipartisan vote, the Legislature unanimously adopted a resolution urging Governor Cuomo to stop the obstructions and release vaccines to Rensselaer County” with a resolution titled,

“Resolution Calling On New York State To End The Obstructions And Accelerate The Delivery Of The Potentially Life-Saving Vaccine To Rensselaer County.”

The Resolution the GOP posted on their Twitter account is not the resolution that was voted on and does not contain the same content as the resolution passed by the Legislature. “What the Republican Majority has done is intentionally lied and misinformed the public, said Legislator Mark Fleming. “The Democratic Minority supported the resolution in good faith to bring vaccination distribution to our residents as quickly as possible, but we will not let the GOP use the pandemic as a tool for political divisiveness between our Governor and our County,” echoed Grimm and Fleming.

This deceitful action by the Republican Legislators clearly shows that they have joined County Executive Steve McLaughlin in his habitual and unsubstantiated attacks on the Governor. “The County Executive and Republican Majority are more interested in a political hit-job than working collaboratively with State officials to provide the residents of the County with vaccines as quickly and efficiently as possible,” said Deputy Minority Leader Cindy Doran.

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

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.

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.

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.

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