Local Government

Local Government 09.01.22

Poestenkill Meeting Minutes

Poestenkill Town Board – Meeting Minutes – Thursday, August 11, 2021

Junkyard License Application – Motion by Councilman Van Slyke and seconded by Councilwoman Butler to approve the Junkyard License Application located on Lynn Road. This approval was needed because the previous owner had passed away and to comply with code, the ownership was non-transferrable and would need an application for the new owner.

A Request For Proposals (RFP) to invest in a new town website was tabled until the September Town Board Meeting.

Noise Ordinance – a proposed update to the town’s policy on handling noise complaints was tabled until the September Town Board Meeting.

Health Insurance for a town employee, this was held to be discussed in executive session and no vote took place regarding this action item. It was tabled until next month’s meeting.

Library Roof – Motion by Councilwoman Butler, seconded by Councilman Van Slyke and an oral vote of 3 ayes (Councilmen Hass & Wohlleber absent) authorizing Capital Weatherproofing – Albany, NY to replace roof on the Poestenkill Library at a cost no greater than $24,160.00 with a lifetime warranty. 

These minutes to be approved at the next Town Board Meeting on Thursday, September 8 at 7pm. Please note that Town Board Meetings are now the second Thursday of the month.

Submitted by Councilman Eric Wohlleber

Constitution Week

In 1955, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution petitioned Congress with a resolution to set aside September 17-23 dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The annual celebration was established when signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on August 2, 1956.

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Notice: DeFreestville / North Greenbush – Public Hearing

A Public Hearing is scheduled for September 8, 2022, at North Greenbush Town Hall, Main Avenue, Wynantskill, NY, at 6:30 PM to consider the following Planned Development District (PDD) amendment:

Quackenderry Commons PDD: This is a proposal for significant development in the DeFreestville area behind Berkshire Bank, CVS and Stewarts between Bloomingrove Drive and Exit 8. Size: Approximately 24.5 acres.

Proposal: Two five-story mixed use buildings with retail, office, dining and commercial space plus 253 residential rental units. Bldg. #1: 152 apartments; Bldg. #2: 101 apartments. Total parking spaces: 596 spaces.

Traffic Impact: With 253 residential rental units and 596 parking spaces, it is likely local traffic volume will be affected. The current proposal shows two project driveways; one accessing the CVS driveway and the other accessing Bloomingrove Drive further north. The present Bloomingrove Drive / CVS / Stewarts three-way intersection is a busy intersection in this area. A new ambulance facility driveway on the west side of Bloomingrove Drive is also proposed for this area. 

Additional Impacts: Impacts on municipal services such as police, fire and ambulance can be anticipated. With 253 residential rental units, an influx of children into the East Greenbush School District can also be anticipated. 

DeFreestville Area Neighborhoods Association, Inc. Visit us at www.danainfo.org

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