Local Government

Local Government 08.01.19

Update from Councilman Andy Bulmer

The Town of Sand Lake is hosting a summer concert at Butler Park featuring WHISKEY HIGHWAY and food from the Mess Hall.

Please join us August 1st from 6:00 to 9:30pm

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of music with friends, family and neighbors.

Thanks for your support, Andy

Supervisor Desso Announces 2019 North Greenbush Concert Series

The Town of North Greenbush in conjunction with the Youth Makes a Difference committee is proud to announce their 2019 summer concert series. The concerts will be held on Sunday evenings 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Gazebo behind town hall.

“We are very excited to provide this free family entertainment to our residents at no expense to the North Greenbush taxpayers. This would not be possible without the generosity from all of our sponsors and the volunteers from our YMAD committee,” said Supervisor Desso.

The concert schedule is as follows:

August 4: Soul Sky (featuring Joe Mele)

August 11: Kyle Bourgault Band

August 19: Whiskey Highway

“We invite everyone to bring their chairs and blankets and join us for another season of great local muscicians celebrating our North Greenbush community,” concluded Desso.

Stephentown Heritage Center increases visiting hours

The Stephentown Historical Society has announced that the Stephentown Heritage Center will welcome visitors on the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., beginning on July 6, in addition to the regular weekly Friday hours of 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. These weekend open hours will allow more Stephentown residents and visitors the opportunity to explore what the society offers in genealogy research and local history. The other Saturdays are August 3, September 7, October 5 and November 2. The center is closed during the month of December. The Heritage Center is the former Stephentown Methodist Church at 4 Staples Road at the corner of Garfield Road. It is free and handicapped accessible.

Meeting Dates for The Village of Nassau 2019-20

The following dates have been established for the Village of Nassau Board of Trustees Meetings. All meetings will be held at the Village Municipal Building, 40 Malden Street, Nassau, NY at 7:30pm unless otherwise posted.

August 14, 2019 Regular Meeting 7:30pm

September 11, 2019 Regular Meeting 7:30pm

October 9, 2019 Regular Meeting 7:30pm

November 13, 2019 Regular Meeting 7:30pm

December 11, 2019 Regular Meeting 7:30pm

January 8, 2020 Regular Meeting 7:30pm

February 12, 2020 Regular Meeting 7:30pm

March 11, 2020 Regular Meeting 7:30pm

March 18, 2020 Special Meeting Election 9:00pm

April 6, 2020 Annual Meeting 7:30pm

April 8, 2020 Public Hearing Budget 7:00pm

April 8, 2020 Regular Meeting 7:30pm

May 13, 2020 Regular Meeting 7:30pm

May 27, 2020 Year End Meeting 7:30pm

The Planning Board meets on the 1st Monday of each month (as needed) at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Municipal Building.

The Zoning Board meets on the 4th Monday of each month (as needed) at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Municipal Building.

East Greenbush Honor A Veteran Ceremony

On Tuesday, August 6th at 10:00am the Town of East Greenbush will give thanks for his service to Howard R. Myers, Jr. , United States Air Force.

The ceremony will take place in the East Greenbush Town Hall and lasts about one hour.

The public is encouraged to attend.

Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, please contact Bobbie Reno, Town Historian at 518-477-4869.

Please consider honoring a veteran who resides or resided in East Greenbush for future Honor A Veteran ceremonies.

Applications available in the East Greenbush Town Hall by the public bulletin board, Historian’s Office or the Town’ website on the Historian’s page.

Satellite DMV Summer Schedule

Rensselaer County Satellite DMVs will operate on a normal schedule this summer with the following exceptions, County Clerk Frank J. Merola announced.

The East Greenbush Satellite DMV will be closed on August 5, 2019. The Hoosick Falls DMV will be closed Wednesday,  August 7th, 2019.

Rensselaer County Clerk Frank J. Merola encourages all residents with questions about this or any other County Clerk/DMV related issue to contact him at (518) 270-4080.

Nassau Lake Park Improvement Assoc. Meeting

We hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far.  Please join us Thursday , August 8 for our annual meeting at the VFW on Lyons Lake Rd. beginning at 7 p.m.  We are looking to fill some Trustee positions with people that are interested in the future of our Lake.  As always, we are looking for new members and volunteers.  God Bless America!!!

2019 Town of Brunswick Spring/Summer Pick-Up Schedule

What can be picked up:

Please no sticks, dirt or rocks or any material other than leaves and grass should be placed in bags we do not use leaf vacuums in the spring. Limbs must be piled neatly, 8’ long-no larger than 6” diameter avoid piling brush near utility poles and under trees, wires, or out in the street. We do not go on private property. Clean wood only we will also pick up other yard waste, such as grass clippings, provided biodegradable paper bags are used. Branches must be free of roots and dirt. We do not pick up rocks, stumps, rubbish, etc. Please do not put these items out with your branches. Please no clear cutting of lots. No commercial pickups. Residents are also encouraged to dispose of leaves and grass at our recycling center, it is located across from the town garage. Please check with recycling department prior to drop off and deposit brush in designated place and leaves and grass in designated place. Items must be at roadside on the first day of scheduled pickup.

Monthly brush and yard waste pick-up schedule will be the following dates. Items to be out by first day in front of your residence only.

August 19th-August 23rd

September 16th-September 20th

October 21st-October 25th (last pick-up for season)

If you have any questions, please call 518-279-3461, ext. 100.

Celebrate Stephentown 2019 Is Coming August 16-18

Greetings from Celebrate Stephentown HQ:

Three months from today we’ll be kicking off Celebrate Stephentown 2019, the third annual edition of our town-wide, grassroots festival here in Stephentown, New York.

More than two dozen events are already in the works with our farms, businesses, churches and service organizations all working together to present three special days of family-friendly fun.

Please mark the third weekend in August on your calendar and keep your eyes open for future updates.

A great way to find out more about what we do and why is on social media, where we’d be glad to connect with you on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Thanks so much for your interest and support; and we can’t wait to show you all the things we love about living here in “the only Stephentown on Earth.”

~Scott Menhinick

Founder & Co-Organizer

Celebrate Stephentown, LLC

scott@nullcelebratestephentown.com

Learn more at:

https://celebratestephentown.com

East Greenbush July 17th Town Council Meeting

All were unanimously adopted

137-2019 Resolution to Approve Meeting Minutes

138-2019 Resolution Reducing the Speed Limit on Middlesex Road, Pheasant Lane, Sussex Road and Stanhope Place to 25 Miles Per Hour

139-2019 TABLED

140-2019 Resolution to Appoint Trevor Moffatt as a Light Equipment Operator in the Department of Public Works

141-2019 Resolution to Appoint Jayme Murphy as a Heavy Equipment Operator in the Department of Public Works

142-2019 Resolution Authorizing Procurement of Hot Mix Asphalt to Repair American Oil Road

143-2019 Resolution for a General Credit Card for the Town of East Greenbush

144-2019 Resolution to Re-Scheduling a Public Hearing to Consider the Enactment of Two Local Laws Respective of an Increase in Each of the Town’s Two Real Property Tax Exemptions for Veterans: One Regarding the Alternative Wartime Veterans’ Exemption and the Other Regarding the Cold-War Veterans’ Exemption. August 14, 2019 5:45pm Town Hall

145-2019 Resolution to Seek Lead Agency Status For Environmental Review, Accept the Sketch Plan, and Schedule a Public Hearing in Connection with the Regeneron Tempel Lane Campus Building 27 and 47 Major Site Plan (PB File # 15-20e & ZBA File #2019-07)

146-2019 Resolution to Set a Public Hearing on the Local Law Establishing the Town Center Planned Development District (PZD #17-19), Sept. 18, 2019 6pm

147-2019 Resolution Authorizing the Supervisor to Enter Into Multiple Term Service Agreements for Engineering Services

148–2019 Resolution Authorizing the Expenditure of Funds Collected in Connection with the Western East Greenbush Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) for Certain Improvements to the Town’s Wastewater Treatment System

149-2019 Resolution Authorizing the Electronic Delivery of Proposed Local Laws, in Final Form, to Town Board Members Prior to Their Passage

151-2019 Resolution to Appoint Francis T. Coppa to the Town of East Greenbush Board of Ethics

152-2019 Resolution to Appoint Adrianna Perez to the Position of Part-Time Recreation Assistant in the Community and Recreation Department

Bridget Fritz – East Greenbush Town Council Person

Attention Dog Owners in the Town of Schodack

Debra L. Curtis, the Schodack Town Clerk, wishes to remind residents that under NYS Agriculture and Markets Law Article VII, §109, all dogs are required to be licensed by four months of age and under Town Law §109-5, all dogs, when not confined to the property of their owner, must be under control and on a leash not in excess of 12 feet in length. Leash length is reduced to 6 feet when walking within the Town Park.

To obtain a dog license, a copy of the current Rabies Certificate, which must be valid for more than 30 days prior to licensing and must be signed by a licensed veterinarian, and proof that the animal has been altered, must be provided. The cost for a spayed/neutered dog is $7.00 and an unspayed/ unneutered dog is $15.00. One tag is issued for the lifetime of the license; however, in the event of loss, it can be replaced at a cost of $3.00. A renewal letter will be sent on an annual basis, based upon the anniversary of the license.

If you have any questions, please visit the Schodack Town Clerk’s office, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Schodack Town Hall, 265 Schuurman Road, Castleton, NY 12033 or please call 518-477-7590.

It’s the Law!

New York State Law requires that all dogs to be licensed annually. The State requires that all Town Clerks’ office process them in their local municipality. Before a license can be issued or renewed, current proof of rabies vaccination must be provided. The NYS Dept of Agriculture & Markets & NYS Health Dept. requires all dogs FOUR months of age or older to be vaccinated for rabies. This information is crucial for the general public’s well-being. The Town of Sand Lake does have a Leash Law. In addition, if your dog is lost, stolen or dies, New York State law requires you to notify the Town Clerk’s Office. Failure to comply with this law can result in court appearance tickets. Unlicensed dogs are subject to seizure on or off the premises of the owner under Art. 7 117(b). Check the Town’s website for additional information regarding the Town’s Dog Laws. For more information call Barbara Biittig, Sand Lake Town Clerk @ 518-674-2026 ext 122 or Animal Control Officer @ 518-477-8230.

Rensselaer City Historian’s Office seeking info. on Albany Woolen Mill

Rensselaer City Historian’s Office is seeking any information on the Albany Woolen Mill on Green Street in Rensselaer City. Personal remembrances, receipts, documents, advertisements, pay stubs, anything related to the AWM.

We are told AWM once manufactured Woolen sweaters and perhaps jackets for the US military during World War II. From time to time there was Surplus sales of irregular garments.

Any stories, photos, reports or artifacts, letters of Commerce, employee information documents. We are looking to reweave the story of the fabric dye and textile industry once prominent in Rensselaer City. Information can be sent to the Office of the Historian 62 Washington Street, Rensselaer City, Rensselaer, NY 12144.

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