Local Government

Local Government 03.02.23

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 report is an example of my commitment to keeping Schodack residents informed about town government news and community events. Town Board meetings can be viewed live or later at https://townhallstreams.com/towns/schodack.

During February, the Schodack Town Board appointed Perry Natale to Schodack Police. With over 31 years of law enforcement experience, Chief Natale has the credentials and leadership skills that will be an asset to the department and to the Town of Schodack. Welcome, Chief Natalie.

The Town Board also honored Laura Nardone Palmer upon her retirement after more than twenty years of dedicated service to the Town of Schodack. Laura began her career with the town as Budget Officer and retired as the Assistant Comptroller. We wish Laura the best in her well-deserved retirement.

Mark your calendars: The Document Shredding Days for 2023 will be held on Saturday, April 29 at East Greenbush Town Hall; Saturday, July 22 at Schodack Town Hall; and Saturday, October 21 at Rensselaer City Hall from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Schodack residents are eligible to have their confidential documents safely shredded at no cost. There is a three-box maximum per household.

The 2023 Rensselaer County Household Hazardous Waste disposal program has been scheduled in partnership with the City of Troy and the Town of Bethlehem for May 13 in Troy, July 29 at the Schodack Highway Department, September 16 in Brunswick, and October 14 in Bethlehem. Residents of participating municipalities are provided an opportunity to safely dispose of hazardous materials not accepted through normal garbage collection services. The disposal event is a free service available only to residents of these participating municipalities. Advanced pre-registration will be required to utilize the program. More information will be made available in the coming weeks.

Tracey Rex, Schodack Town Councilwoman

Town of Sand Lake News 

Military Banners – I am now accepting applications for Military Banners. Applications will be accepted until March 31. I will need the Application, photo and a check for $225.00. 

Summer Camp – Registration is now open for Poestenkill-Sand Lake Summer Camp. All information and Registration forms are on our website: townofsandlake.us. 

The Town of Sand Lake will be holding another Electronics Recycling Day tentatively set for April 22. More information to follow. 

Rensselaer County has invited us to participate in another Household Hazardous Waste Day. Dates and times have not been set. We will be limiting the number of sign ups as we are charged for materials brought in. I will post more information as we get it. Please note that household paint should not be taken to the Hazardous Waste event. It can be brought to the Convenience Facility on Chamberlin Road free of charge. Check the Town’s website for materials accepted at the Convenience Facility. 

As always, contact my office for more information: Barbara Hansen, Town Clerk 518-674-2026 Ext 122

Supervisor Joe Bott Accepts “Project of the Year” Award

Supervisor Joseph Bott is proud to announce the Town of North Greenbush was awarded the 2022 “Project of the Year” Award from the American Public Works Association for the Route 4 Traffic and Pedestrian Improvement Project. 

The prestigious award is given in recognition of the multi-year project and construction of the improvements the town had identified, planned for and implemented. The award was received for projects between $5m to $25m. “We made a commitment many years ago to make smart investments in our infrastructure. I am proud to have worked with former Comptroller Anthony Germano on this multi-phased project and thank the residents of the town for their patience while we worked through the construction. We will continue to plan for enhancements to our infrastructure as the town grows,” said Town Supervisor Joe Bott. 

Public forums were initially held to gain input from the community and those ideas were put into the concept plan. “We felt our residents needed to have a voice in the plan. These improvements were made to create a more accessible route to travel, improve mobility adding sidewalks for residents to walk and enhance safety at several intersections,” said Deputy Town Supervisor Kelly Hoffman. 

Supervisor Bott accepted the award and thanked the Association for the honor and recognition of this important project on behalf of the residents of the town. The APWA recognizes outstanding individuals, groups and projects representing the best in public works.

North Greenbush’s Examination of Assessment Inventory And Valuation Data

In accordance with Section 501 of the New York State Real Property Tax Law, notice is hereby given that the Assessor for the Town of North Greenbush has available for review assessment inventory and valuation data. 

An appointment to review this information can be made by calling Patty Rubino, Assessor for the Town of North Greenbush at (518)283-6175 Ext. 30 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. ti 4:00 p.m.

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