Local Government

Local Government 09.30.21

The Town of Poestenkill is Sponsoring an Electronics Recycling Program

POESTENKILL – POESTENKILL TOWN RESIDENT’S ONLY…. Saturday, October 2, 2021, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This event will be held at the Sullivan Jones Post VFW located on Veteran’s Street. 

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

The following items are FREE: Computers, Docking Stations, Tablets, MP3 Players, Servers, Cable/Wiring, Office Equipment, Projectors, Computer Speakers, Radios, Routers, Cell Phones, lead acid & lithium ion batteries (no rechargeable batteries), SD cards. 


This service is being provided by Capital Region Electronics Recycling. For more information, please call Sue Horton, Town Clerk at 518-283-5119 or visit crerecycling.com

Town of Sand Lake Planning Board Vacancy

 SAND LAKE – Do you want to become involved with an important community function?  The Town of Sand Lake is currently accepting applications for an upcoming vacancy on its Planning Board.  Please submit a resume and a letter of interest to Town Clerk Barbara Hansen (bhansen@nullsand-lake.us or mail/drop off at 8428 Route 66, Sand Lake, New York, 12153) no later than October 4, 2021.  To serve on the Planning Board, you must be a resident of the Town of Sand Lake and be able to attend two evening meetings each month.  While in-depth knowledge of the Zoning Code is not required, you should like working with people, be able to make decisions,  and possess the ability to comprehend government code. 

Town of Brunswick Democratic Election Inspectors Needed

Brunswick – Join the team of Election Inspectors on Nov 2nd at one of the 6 polling locations in Brunswick. This is a paid position: $200 for working 5:30 am-9:30pm or $100 for a half-day (5:30-1:30 or 1:30-9:30). Training is mandatory and being held Oct 4-7 (pay is $25 for attending the hour training session). If interested and for further information, contact Jennifer Mann at JenniferMannBrunswickNY@nullgmail.com

Town of North Greenbush First Responders Community Day

NORTH GREENBUSH – Supervisor Joe Bott invites you to the Town of North Greenbush Community Day to be held on Saturday, October 9th from 11 am – 3pm at town hall, 2 Douglas Street in Wynantskill. Meet members of the Wynantskill Fire Department, Defreestville Fire Department, North Greenbush Police Department, North Greenbush Ambulance, Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Department, Rensselaer County Search and Rescue Team and Dogs, New York State Dive Team, New York State Police Helicopter and SORT. This is a FREE event for the community to talk with our first responders and get to know what they do. Food and refreshments will be for sale by our Ladies Auxiliary. For more information, please contact Supervisor Bott’s office at (518) 283-5313, x5.

Town of Schodack Fall Clean-Up Days

SCHODACK – Schodack residents please note the Town of Schodack is sponsoring Fall Clean-up Days on October 14th, 15th and 16th at the Transfer Station on Poyneer Rd. During this event many items that normally have a charge are free and others are reduced up to 50%. This is a great time to clean out your garage before winter comes! The following price list is only for the dates noted above: Refrigerators, Freezers, Air conditioners & Dehumidifier -$8.00; Tires, rimless (maximum size 16”) – $2.00*larger and rimmed tires priced by size; TVs, computer monitors (limit 2), Propane Tanks, Furniture (limit 3), Metal goods, Gas grills, Bicycles – FREE. All other prices remain the same.

Town of East Greenbush Fall Cleanup

EAST GREENBUSH – Fall Cleanup will begin Monday, October 25th, 2021, and resume for the next 4 Mondays. The leaves must be in biodegradable bags and brush must be tied up into 4 foot bundles, placed out alongside of the roadway, but not in the road. 

The dates are as follows: October 25th, 2021; November 1st, 2021; November 8th, 2021; November 15th, 2021.

Please be advised that these are the “ONLY” dates the Department of Public Works will be performing Fall Cleanup. If you miss these dates, you may bring these items to the Transfer Station, located at 246 Ridge Road, Town of East Greenbush. Residents must provide proof of residency, or a Transfer Station permit, and are allowed to bring these items all year long at no cost. 

Please do not place bags of leaves or bundles of brush on the pavement, in front of culverts, or on top of catch basins. Place all items on the edge of the road.

Daniel Fiacco, Commissioner of Public Works

Town of East Greenbush

Legislator Scott Bendet and Tom Choquette Raise Funds for Community Organizations

RENSSELAER COUNTY – Earlier this summer, Rensselaer County Legislator Scott Bendett and Tom Choquette held their annual Greenbush Open Golf Tournament to raise funds for community based organizations. The event was sponsored by Scott Bendett and Habana Premium Cigar Shoppe, and Tom Choquette’s Burden Lake Country Club, where the tournament was held.

The event was a huge success and raised quite a bit of money that was recently distributed to three community organizations. Bendett and Choquette are pictured above presenting a $1,000 check to the President of the Averill Park Education Foundation, Daryl Bart. Choquette’s dog Buckeye was there to make sure the check was delivered. The funding will be used to work with Kim Favro of the Averill Park School District to provide backpacks full of food to children who are facing food insecurity at home

Bendett and Choquette also presented a $3,100 check to the Doors of Hope Food Pantry in West Sand Lake, and a $900 check to the Gathering Place in Nassau. Both organizations provide residents in need with food and supplies throughout the year.

This was the 12th year that they have held The Greenbush Open which has raised tens of thousands of local organizations.

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.

During September, the Town Board approved agreements with respect to solar energy facilities to be constructed at multiple locations in the Town of Schodack.

Additionally, we adopted a resolution congratulating the Castleton Fire Company on its 150-year anniversary of dedicated service to the Village of Castleton and the Town of Schodack. Thank you to the men and women of our volunteer fire companies who sacrifice their time serving our community and keeping us safe.

Congratulations to Alexander Herrick who was appointed as a full-time police officer. I welcome Alexander to the ranks of our outstanding police force that serves and protects our community with honor, integrity and professionalism.

Our annual Fall Clean-Up Days will be held on October 14, 15 and 16 at the Transfer Station from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm where items can be disposed of for free or at a reduced fee. Please note: TVs and computer monitors have a limit of two per household and furniture has a limit of three items per household.

Our final Document Shredder Day for this year will be held on Saturday, October 23 at Rensselaer City Hall from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Schodack residents are eligible to take advantage of this opportunity to have their confidential and sensitive documents safely shredded at no cost. There is a 3-box maximum per household.

Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly and I are sponsoring a Food Drive on Saturday, October 2 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm at The Spinney at Pond View to benefit The Anchor Food Pantry. We will be accepting any donations including condiments, basic toiletries, food mixes, canned food and soups, and cleaning products.

Tracey Rex, Schodack Town Board


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