Local Government

Local Government 02.02.23

Constituent Report for January 2023 from Schodack Supervisor Charles Peter

While January may have started off fairly mild, winter certainly made its return in the closing week. As always, our Highway Crew did a tremendous job and put in several long days combating challenging icing conditions and long-duration snowfalls. My thanks to each of our crew members for their continued dedication to our Town.

Additionally, at the close of 2022, the Town appointed Brian Brahm as our new Highway Superintendent. Brian previously was a member of our Highway crew and served as acting Highway Superintendent during 2022 after the retirement of Ken Holmes in 2021. Brian brings those years of experience with our Highway operations and background in our water and sewer department to this new position. I look forward to working with Brian in the years to come in accomplishing our shared goal of constantly striving to improve our operations to benefit our residents.

Even while we work through the snow and the cold, our thoughts have already begun to turn to warmer months and work is underway planning a full slate of activities for our residents to enjoy at our Town Park. After an overwhelming turnout and enthusiastic response, Director of Building and Grounds Kevin Konig and I have been meeting to begin the process of planning for our 2nd Easter Egg hunt. Additionally, we have been researching dates and times to host our first ever “Movie in The Park” nights this spring. We intend to host two of these in the spring and an additional two in the fall. And no mention of our summer activities would be complete without our “Music in The Park” concert series. We took the step of expanding the number of dates from 5 to 8 last year and I’m happy to announce we’re continuing that this year. We look forward to sharing updates as to dates and lineups in the coming weeks.

I want to thank my fellow Board members and our Town employees for their support and assistance in 2022 during my first year in office and I look forward to continuing our efforts in 2023!

Sand Lake Democrats Seek Candidates

The Sand Lake Democratic Committee is currently accepting resumes from qualified candidates interested in running for the following Town offices in 2023: Supervisor (2-year term); Town Council, three seats up for election (two with 4-year terms; one with a 2-year term); Clerk (2-year term); and Receiver of Taxes (4-year term).

Interested candidates are invited to send a resume and letter of interest by mail or email by February 15, 2023 to Sand Lake Democratic Committee, PO Box 89, Averill Park, NY 12018 or sandlakedems@nullgmail.com.

From The Desk of the North Greenbush Town Clerk


IF YOU: Make it, bake it or cook it…………. WE WANT YOU IN NORTH GREENBUSH!!!!

We are looking for Food Trucks & Vendors for our 3rd Annual WEDNESDAY Night Food Truck Event. We will begin on May 24, 2023, this event will be every Wednesday night 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. throughout summer until August 9, 2023.

If you are interested in participating, please contact the North Greenbush Town Clerk, Janice Hannigan Kerwin for more information at 518-283-4306, Monday- Friday or email the office at townclerk@nullnorthgreenbush.org.

Town of Schodack Property Taxes

Property Tax bills are now in the Penalty period. All payments must include the 1% penalty to be processed. Payments can be mailed to Receiver of Taxes PO Box 436 East Schodack, NY 12063, dropped in the green box next to the Town Hall entrance door or paid online at Schodack.org. 

Please write phone number on your check in case we need to contact you about your payment. After February 28th, all payments will incur a 2% penalty as listed on the bill. Current and past years Tax bills/receipts can be viewed and printed from the Town website, Schodack.org, for income tax purposes. Office hours for February are Monday and Friday 9-4pm. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at 518-477-7935.

Shawn Masters, Receiver of Taxes

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