Local Government

Local Government 08.12.21

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 

Poestenkill Town Board Meeting Minutes

POESTENKILL – Meeting Minutes – Thursday, July 15, 2021

Public comment – A local resident commended in the need to address abandoned homes in town, stating Councilman Wohlleber had made some very good suggestions, feels this is an important issue and that all residents should be heard.

Jake brakes update – Lee King, Town resident briefed the Town Board on his activities since the last meeting, after some discussion, Mr. King will work with the Town Attorney and report back to the Town Board in August.

The library announces the hiring of a new Director, Amanda Kirby. Ms. Kirby is replacing Margie Morris who is retiring after nearly 30 years with the Poestenkill Library. A 20-year anniversary for the library will be held on September 18 and Market Day will be held on September 20.

Local residents reported their concerns regarding neighbor’s chickens. The chickens are disturbing them every morning and all day. They have worked with the town Animal Control Officer for several months but the problems continue. The residents requested that the Town amend the local law to address the issue. Supervisor Hammond stated that the Animal Control Officer and Town Attorney will work together and report back to the board.

Councilman Wohlleber proposed new legislation establishing public meeting guidelines and rules of decorum. He cited numerous specific incidents over recent times where discussions got out of hand, and stated that a structure was needed to guide the decorum of the meetings and that he believed that the Robert Rules of Order provides for running successful meetings.

PDD – White Church Road – Supervisor Hammond discussed the Zoning issues regarding whether a building presently requires one or two acres. He stated that this issue must be resolved. A public hearing will be scheduled in the future but more details must be discussed.

The next Town Board Meeting on Thursday, July 17 at 7pm.

Submitted by Councilman Eric Wohlleber

Legislature Honors Girl Scout Gold Award Winners Brianna Valenti and Isabella Dupont

RENSSELAER COUNTY – The Rensselaer County Legislature welcomed Girl Scout Gold Award winners Brianna Valenti and Isabella Dupont to their monthly Public Forum last Tuesday. Legislator Scott Bendett- Averill Park read the commendations that outlined the projects each young woman completed in order to reach Girl Scouting’s highest rank. Congratulations to Brianna who will be pursuing a degree as an English teacher, and to Isabella who will study Fine Arts.

Legislators (L-R) Rob Bayly, Tom Grant, Scott Bendett, Bob Loveridge, Bruce Patire, Ken Herrington, and Dan Casale were all on hand to congratulate the young women and their families. Legislator Bendett presented each young woman with a special compass, “so that they will always find their way home.”

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