Tracey Rex Reports to the People of Schodack
I believe staying in touch with constituents is an important part of serving in elective office. This monthly report is an example of my continuous commitment to keeping residents informed of the activities of the Schodack Town Board. All Town Board meetings can be viewed live or at a later date at https://townhallstreams.com/towns/schodack.
During August, the Town Board approved an amendment to the Zoning Map changing 2191 Brookview Road from a Residential Agricultural zone to a Planned Development zone for the Elmbrook Solar project. Elmbrook Solar is a community solar project with an expected capacity of 7.5MWp generating enough green electricity to power about 1,225 homes which is equivalent to planting 10,000 trees annually. The site will generate renewable electricity for 30 years, after which the solar panels can be dismantled and removed with minimal impact on the land. Also, the project will establish a wildflower meadow in the solar farm creating a pollinator friendly habitat and PILOT Agreement and Educational Fund to bring economic, social and environmental benefits to our community. Thank you, Giovanni Maruca for investing in the Town of Schodack.
It was such an honor to participate in the Castleton Public Library Summer Reading Program. My theme was Dinosaur Storytime and I was excited to bring a “T-Rex” with me as a special guest. Thank you, Melissa Tacke for your hospitality and for the excellent services you and the library staff and trustees provide to our community.
I had a great time participating in the awards ceremony for the Ken Morgan Memorial Clove Run. Thank you, Sara Westcott for your dedication and organizing efforts, along with the support of Castleton-Schodack Kiwanis and local businesses. The Clove Run benefits The Anchor Food Pantry which has been helping local families in need since 1989.
Congratulations to Jeff Swartz and The Hill restaurant in Castleton-on-Hudson on your one-year anniversary. It was great to see such a large turnout for their anniversary celebration weekend – and with it, of course, another terrific meal. It is so important to patronize our fabulous local businesses.
Tracey Rex, Member of Schodack Town Board
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 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.
Hunting Licenses Town of Schodack
Debra L. Curtis, the Schodack Town Clerk, wishes to remind hunters that hunting licenses went on sale August 1, 2019. For hunting and trapping licenses, the license year runs form September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020. Annual fishing licenses and recreational marine fishing registration are valid for 365 days from date of purchase.
Deer management permits (DMPs) will be available via an instant lottery from August 1, 2019 through the close of business on Oct. 1, 2019.
We also have a limited supply of Federal Duck Stamps available at a cost of $26.00 ($25.00 plus $1.00 revenue for the town).
The Town Clerk’s Office is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Please be sure to have your driver’s license or an old hunting license to expedite processing of your new license.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rensselaer County Home Bureau
The Fall Luncheon will be on Tuesday, Sept. 17 with deadline of Sept.3. Please check your newsletter and join us at Pittstown United Methodist Hall for the 100th year celebration.
Malden Bridge / Old Chatham
The annual meeting of the Old Chatham Union Cemetery Corporation will be held on Saturday, September 21, at 2pm in the Vedder Hall of the Malden Bridge Community Center located at 1087 Albany Turnpike, Malden Bridge NY. 12115
All lot owners or their designated representative of the Cemetery located on Shaker Museum Road are encouraged to attend. Agenda for the meeting will include a financial report by the Treasurer, including a report on a recent letter sent to lot owners requesting held in supporting the upkeep of the Cemetery. Other business will include a discussion on general maintenance, election of officers and directors as well as any other business that may come before the Corporation.
The input of all lot owners is most welcome and necessary in the decision making process to make this truly your community cemetery. If you have any questions, feel free to contact President Elizabeth M.Hurley at 518-766-3815.
Village Of Castleton-On-Hudson
The Village of Castleton-on-Hudson will be flushing fire hydrants; every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 am to 12 noon, during the month of September. Residents may notice some discolored water, reduced water pressure and should refrain from doing laundry on these days.
Castleton-On-Hudson Water Department
Town Of Day 2019 – 2020 Garbage Pick-Up ~ Winter Schedule
Curbside by 7:00 AM
Starting September 09, 2019
Monday’s – Both Sides of Lake
Thru May 18, 2019
(If there is a Holiday on a Monday pick-up
will be Tuesday.)
Memorial Day week pick-up will be on
Tuesday, May 26th – North side
Wednesday, May 27st – South side
Summer schedule will resume with pick-up
Monday’s – North side of Lake
Tuesday’s – South side of Lake
the following week
Recycling ~ Winter Schedule
Curbside by 7:00 AM
(Last weekly pick-up Sept. 05th)
Every other Thursday as follows:
September 12, 26
October 10, 24
December 05, 19
January 02, 16, 30
February 13, 27
March 12, 26
April 09, 23
May 07, 21
(Start weekly pick-ups June 04th, 2020)
If there is inclement weather on Thursday, recycling will be picked up on Friday.
Recycling Center – Year Round Hours
Wednesday 8 – 2
Saturday & Sunday 8 – 4
Closed All Legal Holidays and Severe Snowstorms
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.