Local Government

Local Government 05.28.20

Averill Park Central School District Budget Vote & Board Of Education Election

AVERILL PARK – The Averill Park Central School District 2020-2021 Budget Vote and Board of Education Election is Tuesday, June 9.

Annual Budget Hearing – The Annual Budget Hearing meeting will take place online using Zoom on June 1 at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome to view the meeting. Please check the APCSD website for specific viewing information.

Who Can Vote – You are an eligible voter if you are:

• A legal U.S. citizen

• 18 years old by June 9, 2020

• Registered to vote

• Live within the Averill Park CSD boundaries for at least 30 days prior to June 9, 2020.

• Not otherwise disqualified to register for or vote at an election in accordance with the provisions of Section 5-106 of the election

How You Can Vote – In the interest of public safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic, voting this year will take place using absentee ballots only, per Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order. Every eligible voter will receive an absentee ballot and a postage paid return envelope in the mail.

Poll Registration – Qualified voters on the most recent years’ poll lists will be automatically sent an absentee ballot.

When Are Ballots Being Mailed? Ballots are being mailed on May 22, 2020.

What If I Didn’t Receive A Ballot? – If you do not receive a ballot by May 28, 2020 and you are an eligible voter, please contact Yvonne Phillips by telephone at 518-674-7085 or by email at phillipsy@nullapcsd.org to obtain an absentee ballot.

Tracey Rex Reports to the People of Schodack

SCHODACK – I believe staying in touch with constituents is an important part of serving in elective office. This report, published every month since I took office in 2016, is an example of my commitment to keeping residents informed of the activities of the Schodack Town Board. All Town Board meetings can be viewed live or at a later date at: https://townhallstreams.com/towns/schodack.

I hope everyone continues to stay safe and healthy. For continued updates on how COVID-19 is impacting our town services, please visit: www.schodack.org.

On Memorial Day, we privately honored our military men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. While the annual Memorial Day Parade in Castleton and the Music in the Park series were cancelled due to the COVID-19 restrictions, I look forward to resuming these important community events next year.

During May, the Town Board approved the 2020 Road Program. Roads scheduled to be resurfaced with hot-mix asphalt are: Best Road, Brookview Station Road and Silver Bridge Road. Crack fill/single chip seal treatments will be applied on Bunker Hill Road, Kingman Road and Rohloff Road. Thank you to our Highway Department workers for their dedicated service to maintaining over 100 miles of town-owned roads.

As the Capital Region enters Phase 1 of reopening, it is important that we remain vigilant in protecting ourselves and others by continuing to follow social distancing guidelines and wearing masks in public. Thank you to the everyday heroes who kept our communities safe, healthy and running throughout the worst of this crisis.

Recently, I joined other local elected officials and school district leaders in volunteering for the Town of Schodack and Schodack Central School District food drive to benefit The Anchor Food Pantry. These are very challenging times for many local families and we are grateful for the tremendous show of support by our residents.

Please continue to stay safe, everyone.

– Tracey Rex, Schodack Town Board

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