Local Government

Local Government 05.18.23

Councilman Jack Rogers Reports to the Town of North Greenbush

A public meeting was held in the matter of an application for a variance from North Greenbush local law #2 (Multi Family Dwelling Moratorium Law) for a proposed mixed/residential use building project at 128-130 Main Avenue Wynantskill.The variance was approved.

A Public Hearing was scheduled for 6/8/23 @ 6:45 to amend a two way stop to a four way stop intersection at Lenox Avenue and Dodge Street. 

In the matter of the town committing green-space funds for the Snyder’s Lake Capital Project. $200,000 in funds will offset increased construction cost for the capital project. 

A resolution was approved for a request for proposal to obtain professional investment services to assist in investing town funds.

The Town Board approved changing the water billing cycle to quarterly billing effective 7/1/23. This will complete the software upgrade.

In the matter of the town establishing a price schedule for the use of the Electronic Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations. Customers using the EV stations will be charged the current rate of Kilowatt Hours plus 20%. 

Adam Tobey was appointed to the Open Space and Climate Smart Committee.

The Town Board approved the use of town property by St. Jude’s Apostle School for a Kid Zone event the weekend of May 19th-21st. 

Route 43 Water Improvement Project was started on 5/8/23 and slated for completion in October. The Memorial Day wreath laying ceremony will be held on May 29, 2023 at 9:45. The first ceremony will be at the Bloomingrove Cemetery. The Memorial Day parade will follow and kick off at 1pm. Update provided that the Snyder’s Lake building is behind schedule and the foundation was just poured. 

Next Town Meetings are scheduled for:

•Planning Board 5/22/23 at 6:30PM

•Town Board 6/8/23 at 7:00PM

•Zoning Board 6/14/23 at 6:30PM

Councilman Jack Rogers

Rensselaer County Legislature: May Meeting Report

The Rensselaer County Legislature held a memorable meeting on May 9th. The meeting was preceded by a ceremony honoring Arthur William (Bill) Gummer. The hallways leading to the legislative chamber were lined with family, friends, and volunteer firefighters from throughout the county. They were there to join the Legislature in honoring Bill’s six decades of service in the volunteer firefighting community.

Bill served and led the Wynantskill Fire Department and was referred to as “a North Greenbush celebrity”, by Chairwoman Kelly Hoffman, who thanked him for his years of service and his participation in the construction of the new Rensselaer County Fire Training Facility.

The Legislature approved the contracts that will begin the process of building the new Cropseyville Highway Maintenance Facility that will improve the working conditions of our highway staff, and the level of service they provide in Eastern Rensselaer County.

The Legislature also approved several pieces of legislation that will continue the Reimagine Rensselaer program to improve and modernize several county buildings. Construction will continue at 1600 Seventh Avenue and the former Life Science Building that will house the probation department. The new County Office Building at 99 Troy Rd in East Greenbush will have a new plaza built in front of the building. This legislation received unanimous support.

The meeting was not without drama. Hours before the meeting, the Minority submitted a politically charged late file resolution that would have violated the NYS Open Meetings Law. The Minority leaders who had issued a press release announcing the legislation, failed to attend the meeting. As such, other Minority members tried to amend the resolution during the Special Rules meeting. The legislation was not filed in a timely manner, nor was it deemed an emergency that required the suspension of NYS guidelines. It was not added to the agenda.

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Town of Grafton

 Office/Department Holiday Closings for Summer of 2023

Memorial Day – All Offices/Departments will be closed Saturday, May 27th – Monday, May 29th

July Fourth – All Offices/Departments closed Tuesday, July 4th

Labor Day – All Offices/Departments will be closed Saturday, September 2nd – Monday, September 4th

Town of Schodack 2023 Spring Clean-Up Days

Schodack residents please note the Town of Schodack is sponsoring Fall Clean-up Days on May 18th, 19th and 20th at the Transfer Station on Poyneer Rd. During this event many items that normally have a charge are free and others are reduced up to 50%. 

This is great time to clean out your garage to make room for new power equipment! The following price list is only for the dates noted above:

Refrigerators, Freezers, Air conditioners & Dehumidifier -$8.00.

Tires, rimless (maximum size 16”) – $2.00*. *Larger priced by size. Rimmed Tires – $6.00.

TVs & computer monitors (limit 2), Propane Tanks, Furniture (limit 3), Metal goods, Gas grills, Bicycles – FREE.

All other prices remain the same.

Poestenkill Recycling Day – Waste Management


Saturday, May 20, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. – 12 Noon Poestenkill Residents may bring white goods (air conditioners, washers/dryers, etc.) to Waste Management. There will be a $20 charge for white goods per item. Bulk items will also be accepted (mattresses, couches, etc.) for a charge of $30 per item. 

Available to Town residents on a weekly basis from 8:00 a.m. – 12 Noon, you can bring 30-gallon bags of waste for $3.00 per bag charge. Checks and Credit Cards only. 

Waste Management will not accept tires, or TVs on these recycling days. If you have any further questions, please contact Sue Horton, Town Clerk at 518-283-5119.

Town of North Greenbush Summer Camp Employment

The Town of North Greenbush is now accepting ALL employment applications for Summer Staff for the town beach and summer camp. Are you looking for a great job working with our youth in the beautiful surroundings of our town beach and camp, then apply now. 

Applications can be found on our website on the YOUTH and RECREATION page at www.townofng.com. If you have any questions, please contact Tammie at (518) 283-2574, x-15. You can also email tobrien@nullnorthgreenbush.org. Positions available include: 

Gate Keeper, Concession Stand, Assistant Camp Directors, Assistant Medical Directors, Camp Counselors, Waterfront Staff.

Come join the fun and be part of the Town of North Greenbush summer TEAM!

From the Desk of Janice Hannigan Kerwin, North Greenbush Town Clerk

The Town of North Greenbush would like to announce our Wreath Placing Ceremonies on this Memorial Day morning, May 29, 2023. We will honor the heroes who have served our country by continuing the tradition of laying wreaths at the various memorial sites in town. 

The Wreath Placing Ceremonies will begin at 9:45 a.m. at the Bloomingrove Cemetery on Route 4 in Defreestville. To follow at the Bloomingrove Monument at the intersection of Winter Street Extension and Bloomingrove Drive, the Donald “Bucky” Egan Monument at the entrance to Twin Town Little League on Williams Road, at St. Jude’s on Brookside Avenue, at the American Legion on Main Avenue, and at the Evergreen Cemetery on Main Avenue. 

Our final ceremony will be immediately following the North Greenbush Memorial Day Parade at Town Hall on Main Avenue. We would be most honored if you could join us in showing respect for those who so bravely served our country.

If you should have any questions pertaining to the Wreath Placing Ceremony, please do not hesitate to call the Town Clerk’s office @ #518-283-4306 or email me directly at townclerk@nullnorthgreenbush.org and I would be happy to assist in any way that I can.

Town of Brunswick- Summer Job Opportunties

We are now accepting application for our summer program. Camp counselors, maintenance workers, gate guards and Lifeguards. 

Applicants must be 15 years old by June 26, 2023 to work at the beach. 16 years old to be a camp counselor.

Lifeguards must be certified prior to beach opening. 

You can find the application on our website Townofbrunswick.org, under forms and documents. Any question, please call 518-279-3461 X 104.

Schodack Summer Camp Applications Available

The Town of Schodack is pleased to announce that the 2023 Summer Day Camp for children will run from July 10, 2023 through August 4, 2023. 

The program will operate Monday through Friday, grades K-3 from 9:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. and grades 4-8 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration is $125.00 per child, with a $325.00 maximum per family, all inclusive. Applications will be available during regular business hours starting May 1st at the Schodack Town Clerk’s Office or online at www.schodack.org (under Youth & Recreation). 

All health immunization forms are required with camper applications. No application will be accepted without proof of immunization. Bus service information will also be available. See registration applications for age requirements, camp locations and details. Completed applications and registration fees will be due no later than June 1, 2023. For further information please contact the Recreation Director Shelia Golden at youthdirector@nullschodack.org.

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