Local Government

Local Government 03.23.23

Rensselaer County Minority Office – March 2023 Monthly Report

City of Troy – Lead Service Line Replacement – The Democratic Minority sponsored legislation (Resolution P/121/23), calling on Governor Kathy Hochul and our NYS lawmakers to release available grant moneys from the Clean Water Infrastructure Act to the City of Troy. These state funds, which can be earmarked for lead service line replacement, must be immediately directed to Troy for the purpose of replacing the City’s dangerous lead service lines and ending the public health crisis. The resolution was unanimously adopted by the legislature. 

Youth – The legislature unanimously approved the acceptance of state grant money, in the amount of $ 34,000, collected via sports betting revenue, for the 2023 Youth Sports and Educational Opportunities Funding. This grant will support youth sports programs for underserved youth ages 6 -17. 

Capital Roots – The legislature approved a one-time monetary grant in the amount of $ 20,000.00 for the Capital Roots expansion project of their urban grow center and food market. 

Hazardous Waste Recycling – The legislature approved funding to municipalities for the 2023 Hazardous Waste Recycling program. Watch for dates, times and locations and acceptable items on social media. 

NEXT MEETING – Tuesday, April 11, 2023 in the Rensselaer County Chambers located at 99 Troy Road, East Greenbush, NY.

PUBLIC FORUM – Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.

Residents are welcome to contact our office at 518 270-2890.

www.rensselaercounty.org & follow us on Facebook: “Rensselaer County Legislature – Democratic Team”

Electronics Recycling Day Announced

The Rensselaer County Legislature and Environmental Management Council announce their annual Electronics Recycling Day event on Saturday, March 25, 2023 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Rensselaer County Office Building, 1600 7th Avenue in Troy. 

Please enter the parking lot from Congress Street. Items accepted include: air conditioners, dehumidifiers, washers, dryers, other metal appliances, AV equipment, business machines, cable receivers, cell phones, electronic video game consoles, toasters, microwaves, ink cartridges, keyboards, laptops, bikes, swing sets, basketball hoops, grills, portable music players, printers, copiers, fax machines, scanners, tablets, VCR’s, DVD players, wiring and cabling. 

Items NOT accepted include: TV’s and CRT Monitors, alkaline batteries, dishwashers, fluorescent lamps and lightbulbs, radioactive, biomedical, infectious materials, volatile or highly flammable items, cleaning products, paint, paint cans, refrigerators, tires, wood, glass or plastic. 

This is open to Rensselaer County residents only. For questions, please call ProTek Recycling at (518) 874-1001. We look forward to serving you on the 25th.

Earth Day Poster Contest

Rensselaer County Legislative Chairwoman Kelly Hoffman has announced their Annual Earth Day Poster Contest! Earth Day is Saturday, April 22, 2023 and the theme this year is “Invest in our Planet.” 

Members of the Legislative Majority encourage students who live in Rensselaer County to participate in this fun activity while showing off their love for our planet. We will be accepting entries from students in grades K-6 until April 29th. 

One original art entry per student, not to exceed 22×30 inches. Posters can be mailed or dropped off to: Rensselaer County Environmental Management Council or Legislative Majority Office at: 99 Troy Road, East Greenbush, NY 12061. 

Schools in the county are welcome to coordinate drop off for their students. Please be sure to include the student’s name, address, school, grade and contact information on the back of the poster. Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place in grades K-2 and 3-6. 

This contest is one of the most popular events the Rensselaer County Legislative Majority sponsors, filling the walls with hundreds of unique posters. The legislature continues to bring to light issues of environmental significance and educating our youth about “Earth Day” is an opportunity for all of us to learn from our youngest and brightest. We want to ensure all students have the opportunity to participate and use their imagination to come up with the most unique posters. Good luck!

Tax Receiver Town of Schodack

The mandated 2nd notice Town & County Property Tax Bills have been mailed.  All tax bills paid after March 3rd must include the 2% penalty and the $2.00 notice fee to be processed as paid. Please write your phone number on your check so we can contact you if there are any issues with your payment. 

Tax bills can be mailed to PO Box 436, East Schodack, NY, 12063, or put in the drop box outside of the Town Hall entrance door. No payments can be accepted after 4:30pm on March 31, 2023. Past years tax bills/receipts can be printed from the town website, Schodack.org, if needed for income tax preparation. 

Please call 518-477-9735 with any questions. Office hours for March will be Tuesday and Friday 9:00am-1:00pm.

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

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