Local Government

Local Government 08.05.21

The Town of Sand Lake is Sponsoring an Electronics Recyclying Program

SAND LAKE – Sat & Sun, Aug 14 & 15, 2021 8:00am – 4pm in the Town Hall Parking Lot, 8428 Miller Hill Road. 

We will be accepting anything with a Board or a Cord and any Scrap Metal

The following items are FREE:  Computers, Docking Stations, Tablets, MP3Players, Servers, Cable/Wiring, Office Equipment, Projectors, Computer Speakers, Radios, Routers, Cell Phones, SD cards, lead acid & lithium ion batteries (no ni-cds please).  TV’s WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR $15.  No appointment or registration required.  

This service is being provided by Capital Region Electronics Recycling.  Any questions, please call Barbara Hansen, Sand Lake Town Clerk at 518-674-2026 Ext. 122 or visit:  crerecycling.com 

From the Desk of Janice Hannigan Kerwin, North Greenbush Town Clerk – Tuesday Night Food Truck Night

NORTH GREENBUSH – Our Tuesday Night Food Truck Event has been a HUGE success. THANK YOU!!!! We will continue having our Tuesday night event through August with it being on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays. Those dates are as follows; August 10th and 24th. All the vendors will be happy to serve you between the hours of 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Stop by and enjoy all of the great choices of food that they are serving. You may contact my office at 518-283-4306 or email me at townclerk@nullnorthgreenbush.org with any question you may have pertaining to the event. Stay safe and enjoy your summer!

Sand Lake FYI  

SAND LAKE – On behalf of the Town of Sand Lake, I want to thank the following people for their assistance during and after the July 14th flooding event:  

• Mindy Fowler, our Town Librarian, for her work in cleaning up the library and staying there to make sure no additional water was coming into the space.  

• Sheila Mahan and Amy Lent for developing the Storm Assessment Report, updating our website, and compiling the storm damage data for us.  This is so critical and their efforts made our Storm Damage reporting streamlined and efficient.  

• Barbara Hansen, Carla Engwer, and Dee Erickson for meeting with people coming into Town Hall to answer their questions and collect their damage information all weekend following the flood and during the past two weeks.  

• Our entire Highway Department, led by Brian Hunt, for their continued dedication to our town.  I wouldn’t even know where to begin in the amount of work they have done over the past two weeks.  We also thank Joel Hunt for coming out of retirement to help us.

• Scott Gallerie and Wayne Bonesteel for their efforts in making sure our bridges and dams were safe.  Scott also worked with Joel to develop the data needed to determine the extent of damage to town infrastructure. 

• Rusty Blair for doing emergency excavating for us at Parker Road, at the Oak Hill culvert, and other areas in town.

• West Sand Lake and Averill Park Fire Departments for pumping out cellars and responding to calls.  

• Tim Lawrence, our Building Inspector, went door-to-door the days after the flood to help people and inspect the damages.

• Bill Film and Stu Nippes also went door-to-door to see if people were okay, and helping them clean-up.

• Scott Ely for figuring out some of the more worrisome steps involved in environmental remediation due to flooding. 

• Garrett DeGraff for providing information to me regarding the steps we need to take if we determine we need to borrow money for our town government expenses associated with the flood.  

• Keith Hammond for all of the work associated with the Town Hall restoration.

• Casella Recycling for their dumpsters and Hannaford for the water.  

• Rensselaer County for their guidance and assistance in emergency response and working with the state and federal governments as we go forward.

• Most of all, to the residents and businesses of the Town of Sand Lake for just doing what it takes to bring ourselves back to normal and for their patience as we work to repair our roads and culverts.  

 Nancy Perry, Town Supervisor 

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 Schodack residents informed about town government news and community events.

Great news — our town recently received its first installment of federal stimulus money ($591,480) from the American Rescue Plan that provides critical aid to state and local governments so we can continue to provide essential services, address public works projects and revitalize our local economy.

A special thank you to Rep. Antonio Delgado who introduced the bipartisan Direct Support for Communities Act as part of the American Rescue Plan to ensure that all communities, regardless of size, would receive direct federal funding to cover revenue losses from the pandemic.

Congratulations to Steven Roy who was honored by the Town Board upon his retirement after 20 years of dedicated service to the Schodack Police Department.

Welcome to our newest businesses in town, J&J’s Pizza Plus and Wildflower Vibes CBD located at 1607 Columbia Turnpike, and the Self Service Dog Wash located at 50 South Main Street in the Village of Castleton.

Last week, I joined local elected officials and community leaders in volunteering for the Community Partnership Mass Food Distribution event held in East Greenbush. Thank you to Catholic Charities and other community partners who helped provide supplemental food to local families in need.

Thank you to our Highway Department workers who continue to deal with the aftermath of the recent severe thunderstorm and flooding. While our town did not incur the devastation of our neighboring towns, many of our roads were damaged and are still under repair. Please use caution and slow down when traveling through our construction areas. Our crews are hard at work for our community, and we want to keep them, and you, safe.

Tracey Rex, Schodack Town Board

www.traceyrex.com

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