Local Government

Local Government 04.20.23

Councilman Jack Rogers Reports to the Town of North Greenbush

The Town Board appointed Teresa McGuire to the position of Assessor’s clerk payment per budget. 

Mainstream, LLC filed an application for a variance from North Greenbush local law #2 (Multi Family Dwelling Moratorium Law) for a proposed mixed use/residential use building project at 128-130 Main Avenue Wynantskill. The application was reviewed by the North Greenbush Planning Board . The Planning Board is in support of the variance. The Town Board has scheduled a public hearing on May 11, 2023 @ 6:45 pm on this application. 

A change order was reviewed and approved by the Town Board for the Route 43 Water Improvement Project. There will be an increase of cost by $23,990 and an extension of the completion date to October 2, 2023. 

A resolution was approved authorizing the submission of an application to the Hudson River Valley Greenway Planning Grant Program to support the Town of North Greenbush Comprehensive Plan update. Phase one is for a community profile and housing assessment. The Laberge Group will complete the grant application. The Comprehensive Plan was last updated in 2009 and it is recommended it should be updated every ten years. 

The adjustment of the construction contract with Carver Construction for the Route 43 Water transmission line project was approved. This adjustment was needed due to supply chain issues. This project will improve water quality and accessibility for town residents living in that area of town.

The Town Board approved for an update to the water billing software system. This new software will increase efficiency. Implementation is planned for June 1, 2023. 

Wednesday Food Truck Night to start May 24th and the Memorial Day Parade will be held on May 29th. 

Next Town Meetings are scheduled for:

•Planning Board 4/24/23 at 6:30PM

•Zoning Board 5/10/23 at 6:30PM

•Town Board 5/11/23 at 7:00PM

Councilman Jack Rogers

Town of North Greenbush News

Spring has sprung and that was evident by the record attendance at our Annual Town of North Greenbush Easter Egg Hunt. Because of the rain, the event was moved indoors and Supervisor Bott would like to thank all of the children for attending and parents for being patient while the bunny took photos with each child. 

We appreciate the work of the Youth and Recreation Committee including Councilwoman Jessica Merola, Deputy Supervisor Kelly Hoffman, Kyle Belokopitsky, Mike Miner and Raymond Hoffman.

 Installation of our electric vehicle charging station at town hall is underway. We would like to welcome Teresa McGuire to the position of Assessor’s Clerk. 

A public hearing is scheduled for May 11, 2023 at 6:45 pm to consider a variance for relief from Local Law #2 of 2022 (Moratorium) for property at 128-130 Main Ave in Wynantskill. 

The board approved change orders for the Route 43 water improvement project. This is another planned infrastructure improvement project that Supervisor Bott and Deputy Supervisor Hoffman have worked on for several years to improve water quality and provide safe, affordable municipal water to residential and commercial properties. The town is in the planning stages to upgrade the town water billing software, improving yet another operating system to make town hall operations efficient. 

We are submitting an application for a Hudson River Valley Greenway Planning Grant to support the town’s Comprehensive Plan Update. 

We will be working with Twin Town Little League to look at improvements to the park. Programming for Summer Camp is underway and camper registration forms will be available on the town website in May. We extend our appreciation to our Public Safety employees in recognition of National Telecommunicators Week. Your work does not go unnoticed. Our Summer Concert Series lineup will be announced soon. Stay tuned for some exciting events happening in and around the Town of North Greenbush!

Helpful Information from Ellen Pangburn, Town Clerk, and Michelle Eckler, Deputy Clerk

Town of East Greenbush curb side Spring Cleanup has begun, and will continue for the next 3 Mondays, through May 8th.  

New DMV is open at Rensselaer County Office Building, 99 Troy Rd. (Rt. 4), Monday-Friday 8:30-4:00.

Any questions, please call 518.749.0120.

NOTE:  EG Satellite Office is permanently closed.

NYSDEC Agent – Fishing licenses and new Fishing Regulations Guide available in our office.

Town Park Pond is now stocked with rainbow trout.

COURT questions?  Please call Justice Court Office at 518.477.5412.

Dog licenses and annual dog park tags are available at our office any time.  Any dog 4 months or older shall be licensed.  Dog must be licensed in order to purchase a dog park tag.  Dog Park is for residents only.

Getting married?  You may obtain your marriage license by appointment only.  Please email for Information Sheet, or call for further information.

Any other questions you may have, please contact our office as we’re here to help! 

Town Clerk’s Office: Office hours:  8:30-4:30, 518.477.7145. epangburn@nulleastgreenbush.org and/or meckler@nulleastgreenbush.org. Visit our website at: https://www.eastgreenbush.org/departments/town-clerk. 

Employment Applications Available Town Of Schodack Summer Recreation Program 2023

Applications for employment with the Town of Schodack Day Camp are now available for download at www.schodack.org under Youth Recreation. 

All applicants must be 16 years of age by the start of camp on July 10, 2023, and have a current working card, if applicable. Applicants must be available to work the duration of the camp which runs from July 10, 2023 through August 4, 2023. 

Completed applications must be returned to the Schodack Town Clerk’s Office no later than April 28, 2023. Please direct further questions to the Recreation Director Sheila Golden at youthdirector@nullschodack.org.

Electronics Recycling

The Town of Sand Lake is hosting an Electronics Recycling Event, Saturday, April 22nd from 9:00 – 3:00 at the Sand Lake Town Hall.  

All types of Electronics will be accepted with the exception of TVs.  Please contact Capital Region Electronics Recycling at 518-948-4235 or crerecycling@nullgmail.com to make a separate appointment for TV disposal.  

Any questions, call Barbara Hansen, Sand Lake Town Clerk at 518-674-2026 Ext. 122.

Poestenkill Spring Clean Up 2023

When: April 24th- April 28th


• Yard Waste (leaves, grass clippings, etc.) placed in biodegradable PAPER bags

• Brush and branches (cut to 8ft. lengths maximum, stacked neatly, no more than 3ft tall)

• Stack piles with the cut or thicker ends facing the road

• Maximum diameter for brush or limbs is 6 inches. If we cannot chip it, we cannot take it


• Garbage or Trash

• Cleaning of Vacant Lots

• Stumps, Sod, Rocks, or Dirt

• Metal Items

• Plastic Bags or Flowerpots 

• Tires or Batteries



• Please keep in mind we are a small highway crew that must take care of these brush piles by hand. 

• Brown recyclable waste bags will be picked up a few times a month throughout the summer/fall. Please notify the Highway Garage of your location so the bags do not get missed. 

Questions: David (DJ) Goyer Cell: (518) 269-1656 Garage: (518)283-4144

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!

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