Local Government

Local Government 07.14.22

Honoring Sunhee’s Owner Jinah Ahn as a “40 Under 40” Albany Business Review 2022 Recipient

The Rensselaer County Minority Legislature presented a resolution (P/275/22) to Sunhee’s Owner Jinah Ahn commending her on her dedication to our community and success in entrepreneurship at their Regular Meeting on July 12, 2022.

 

 

 

 

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

North Greenbush Food Truck Night Is The Perfect Choice. So if you haven’t been, YOU SHOULD!!! The Food Truck Event is every Wednesday Night until the end of August @ town hall. The attendance has been fantastic and so very enjoyable!! Stop by between 4 pm – 7 pm and pick up a quick delicious dinner with NO COOKING at home needed or bring a chair and enjoy the great outdoors with your friends and family. Picnic tables are available, but are on a 1st come 1st serve basis. It is my pleasure to direct traffic and see everyone each week, along with Kathy who volunteers. I hope to see you there this Wednesday night!

Rensselaer County Minority Office – July 2022 Monthly Report

HVCC Budget – The annual budget for Hudson Valley Community College was put to a vote in the legislature this month. While all of our legislators are grateful for the college and the positive impact it has on Rensselaer County, many of the minority legislators had recently been approached by concerned constituents regarding the funding of several international trips taken by HVCC President Roger A. Ramsammy, members of his administration, members of the HVCC Board of Trustees, and their spouses. It remains unclear where this funding originated. When pressed by Legislator Doran in an Education Committee meeting, CFO Donal Christian promised to send the appropriate expense reports, but instead the legislators learned that they would have to undergo a legal process that would keep them from obtaining the necessary information in time for July’s legislative meeting. As a result of this, Legislator Doran made a motion to table the budget until the August meeting so the vote could be made once the information they requested was obtained, a motion that was soundly defeated by the legislative majority, who claimed that this was not an issue and that no one was denied access to these records. Legislators Grimm, Doran, Fleming, Nichols, Weaver, and Zalewski, having been denied pertinent information on the budget, had no choice but to vote no on passing it.

Urging the Closure of the S.A. Dunn Landfill – The legislature unanimously passed a resolution urging Governor Hochul and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation to oppose the renewal of the operating permit for the S.A. Dunn Landfill in the city of Rensselaer. The landfill, which is located 500 feet from the city’s public school, has had a severely negative impact on city residents since its creation, and the city would benefit greatly from its closure.

NEXT MEETING – Tuesday, August 9, 2022 in the RC Chambers located on the 3rd floor of the Ned Pattison Government Center, 1600 7th Avenue, Troy, NY.

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