Local Government

Local Government 09.08.22

Constituent Report for August 2022 from Schodack Supervisor Charles Peter

After being forced to cancel in 2020 and running a modified camp in 2022, we were able to return to a more traditional structure for our summer camp this year. Youth Director Shelia Golden and her team oversaw multiple sites and provided a fun filled schedule that included various field trips, science experiments, and games. We appreciate everyone who worked for our town as counselors, administrators, and support staff. We also want to thank Schodack Central Schools for once again contracting with the town to provide camp sites and transportation. We look forward to offering this long-standing service once again in 2023.

“Music in The Park” finished up its first extended run ever with a twice postponed concert by the “Yankee Doodle Band” on August 24th. A well-received addition to our summer concert series, we plan on continuing with this extended run again next year. My appreciation to our Town Board for agreeing to extend the concerts this year. I want to thank our food vendors including East Schodack Fire Company, Friends of The Castleton Public Library, and the Castleton Kiwanis for taking time out of their summer to provide a food and treats for our park guests. Also, a huge thank you to all the bands, all of them were great and we found some awesome bands to bring back again. I want to thank all of you who came out and enjoyed the concerts and park. And most especially, I want to thank our Park Director Kevin Konig, his assistant Carl Ashby, and my assistant Dawne Kelly, without whom we wouldn’t be able to pull these events off.

There may be four months of 2022 left, but 2023 budget season is already underway here in Schodack. I will work to keep you apprised of developments and look forward to collaborating with my fellow Board members to deliver a balanced budget that continues their tradition of holding the line on taxes while finding ways to expand services.

And finally I want to wish all the Students, Teachers, and support staff a happy back-to-school!

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.

NSDAR is committed to encouraging study and educating the public about the Constitution and the men who framed it.

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