Local Government

Local Government 07.08.21

Nassau Town Clerk’s Office Closed Friday, July 9th

NASSAU – The Nassau Town Clerk’s Office will be closed on Friday, July 9, 2021. Please plan to come in or call on a different day. The regular Town Clerk hours are Monday through Friday from 9am until 12 noon and the phone number is 518-766-2343, extension #1.

Rensselaer County Kicks Off Summer Summer Food Program to Keep Kids Fed

RENSSELAER COUNTY – Rensselaer County kicked off its annual Summer Food Program last week and our Legislators were on hand to support the great program that provides healthy meals and snacks to kids in summer camps and youth programs at 21 sites across the county.

“The County’s summer food program is an important part of the summer camp experience for so many children. The campers at the YMCA today were amazed to learn that Rensselaer County provides over 100,000 summer meals each year. It is a program the Legislature is thrilled to support”, Vice-Chair of the Legislature Kelly Hoffman- North Greenbush.

Kelly Hoffman was joined by Legislators Dan Casale and Tom Grant. Tri-City ValleyCats mascot South Paw also made an appearance at the kick-off event held at the East Greenbush YMCA.

“Thanks to the summer food program, kids who receive their meals at school don’t have to worry about healthy meals and snacks during their summer programs. This program is a win-win for the children and their families”, said Legislator Dan Casale- Brunswick

“It is always a pleasure to see happy kids take advantage of the wonderful programs at the East Greenbush YMCA, and I am very pleased that Rensselaer County is in a position to provide these meals to youth programs throughout the county”, said Legislator Tom Grant- East Greenbush

The Summer Food Program is in its 47th year, and County Executive Steve McLaughlin is proud to keep the program going.

“The Summer Food program is one of the most important services provided by Rensselaer County and our partners. It shows that kids who need support are not forgotten during the summer,” said McLaughlin.

Schodack Supervisor’s Report for June 2021

SCHODACK – With the help and support of our County Legislators, Scott Bendett, Bob Loveridge, and Chuck Peter, and County Executive Steve McLaughlin, I was able to work with County Clerk Frank Merola on developing a plan on bringing the satellite DMV office back to Schodack. It is with great excitement that I can now share with you that once again, you will be able to process your DMV needs each Tuesday beginning on July 13th. This is a great service we are able to offer our residents in collaboration with Rensselaer County and I want to thank Frank Merola again for all his hard work and dedication to ensuring these offices got reopened.

On Tuesday, June 29th, we held our final “Music in The Park” concert for the year. While many weeks didn’t provide ideal weather, it was great to get back to this summer tradition after having to cancel it during the pandemic last year. Thanks to everyone who attended and supported the local vendors selling food, and I especially want to thank all our musical acts for once again providing such great entertainment for our residents. Overseeing “Music in the Park” has been one of the highlights of my time in office and I appreciate everyone who helps make it possible.

On Friday, June 25th, I was proud to join with many of my fellow elected officials as we attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly opened Curtis Lumber store on 9&20 built next to their previous one. Curtis Lumber has been a great neighbor and provides excellent service to our residents. We thank the folks at Curtis for building on and continuing their investment in Schodack and look forward to it for many years to come. This is just one of the many economic growth projects I have been proud to help bring to fruition and there is still more to come.

I hope you all enjoyed Independence Day and spent time with loved ones. This year feels like it has a little extra significance in light of the past year and all the challenges we have overcome together. Happy Birthday America!

Elections in the Town of Nassau

NASSAU – The Town of Nassau will be holding elections in November for the following offices:

Town Supervisor (2 year term)

Tax Collector (2 year term)

Two Town Board Members (4 year terms)

Town Justice

If you are interested in running for any of these offices or if you need more information, please contact Chair of the Town Democratic Committee, Patricia Piniazek, patpen1018@nullgmail.com no later than July 10th.  

Town of Nassau Democratic Caucus 2021 

NASSAU – Please be advised that the Town of Nassau Democratic Committee will hold its 2021 Party Caucus on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 2pm at the Reformed Church, located in the Village of Nassau. The Church is located at 43 Church St., (Rt. 20) on the left, 1/4 mile east of the only traffic light in the Village. It is important for us to have a strong turnout to demonstrate support for our 2021 Town Democratic candidates. All enrolled Democrats residing in the Town of Nassau are eligible to attend and to vote in support of Democratic candidates at the caucus. For more information or for anyone interested in running for any open Town offices, please contact Committee Chair Pat Piniazek, 518-772-2244 , patpen1018@nullgmail.com no later than July 10th.

Rensselaer County Satellite DMV offices to Reopen the week of July 12

RENSSELAER COUNTY – Rensselaer County Clerk is pleased to announce that the Rensselaer County Satellite DMV offices located in East Greenbush, Schodack and Hoosick will be reopening for full service on Monday July 12, 2021. The Satellite offices will be open only for Rensselaer County residents. The reopening of the Satellites coincides with the opening of the host Town halls and Senior center and the loosening of COVID related restrictions on governmental buildings.

“I am really pleased to resume the Satellites once again,” Mr. Merola said, “We were just waiting for the go ahead from the towns to start up again. East Greenbush, Schodack and Hoosick Falls have reopened and have invited us back, an invitation we are happy to accept.”

The Satellites will resume the same pre-COVID schedule with the East Greenbush Satellite open on Mondays from 9:00-3:00pm at East Greenbush Town Hall, located at 225 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer NY 12144, Schodack Satellite open Tuesdays from 9:00-3:00pm at Schodack Town Hall, located at 1777 Columbia Turnpike, Castleton NY 12033 and the Hoosick Satellite DMV open Wednesdays from 10:00-2:00pm at the John J. Murphy Senior Center in Hoosick Falls.

“I would like to thank the residents of Rensselaer County for their patience and good will during this fifteen month period where we were forced to severely restrict DMV operations.”Mr. Merola said, “Unlike the state and many other Counties, the Troy DMV was open and fully functioning, but many people were unable to utilize this site for transactions. I am happy to reopen the Satellites in order to make everyone’s life a little easier in regard to motor vehicle business.”

People with questions about this or any other county matter are encouraged to access the County website at www.rensco.com for more information.

Free Shredding Day

SCHODACK – Schodack residents please note that in conjunction with the Town of East Greenbush and City of Rensselaer, the Town of Schodack is sponsoring a Free Shredding event on Saturday July 24, 2021 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Schodack Town Hall parking lot. All residents from The Town of Schodack, Town of East Greenbush and the City of Rensselaer are welcome. Documents will be shredded in a secured mobile truck. There is a limit of 3 boxes per customer (cubic foot size). Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity and rid yourself of those outdated checks, bank statements, and other personal information.

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