Local Government

Local Government 10.08.20

Poestenkill Town Board Meeting Minutes

POESTENKILL – Poestenkill Town Board – Meeting Minutes – Thursday, September 17, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Town Board was hold at the Sullivan Jones VFW.

A public hearing was held on the potential creation of an Ambulance District. There were many comments both for and against any change to the existing emergency medical services.

A town resident expressed concern of the Highway Department not picking up brush, stating it has been months since the brush was last picked up.

Supervisor Hammond announced the resignation of Judy Grattan from the Planning Board and thanked her for her years of service to the town.

Fire Department – Councilman Wohlleber asked about training of Narcan for the Fire Company. Assistant Chief Ruppert stated that the Fire Company is looking into it. Assistant Chief D. Basale stated that the Sheriff and Stated Trooper’s carry Narcan with them and before First Responders enter the scene it needs to be secured. Supervisor Hammond is looking into a Narcan training for Town residents.

Library – will be looking to paint the building and the library will be funding this project.

Resolution #13-2020 – Town Board creating an ambulance district subject to a mandatory referendum. Motion made by Councilman Wohlleber, seconded by Councilman Van Slyke and passed 3-2 with Councilmembers Butler and Hass voting no. (this action creates an election for Poestenkill voters to decide the issue of creating an ambulance district – and provide new tax dollars to improve services – or to keep the current system. The current system comes at no cost to town taxpayers. The date of the election TBD).

These minutes to be approved at the next regularly scheduled town board meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 15th, at 7pm – at Town Hall.

For more information go to www.PoestenkillNY.com

Submitted by Councilman Eric Wohlleber

Town Hall Closes for Columbus Day Holiday

SCHODACK – Debra L. Curtis, Schodack Town Clerk, wishes to remind residents that the Schodack Town Hall Offices and Highway Department will be closed on Monday, October 12, 2020 in observance of Columbus Day. The Schodack Town Hall Offices and Highway Department will resume its regular business hours on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

The Transfer Station will have standard business hours.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the Town Clerk at 518-477-7590, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm.

Sand Lake Democrats Host Virtual Fundraiser October 22

SAND LAKE – The Sand Lake Democratic Committee is holding a “People’s Virtual Fundraiser” on Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. featuring on-line Zoom presentations by Democratic candidates Brittany Vogel for State Assembly and Patrick Nelson for the State Senate.

Congressman Antonio Delgado has been invited to speak, and either the Congressman, who is running for reelection, or someone from his campaign will be part of the virtual event.

Suggested minimum donations are $10 (or whatever participants can afford). All donors will be sent the Zoom link by email prior to the event.

Donations can be made on-line at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/sand-lake-democratic-committee-1-base, or by check mailed to PO Box 89, Averill Park, NY 12018. Those donating by check should add an email address in order to receive the link to the Zoom event.

Net proceeds of the fundraiser will be used to support candidates Delgado, Vogel and Nelson, and to help the committee prepare for 2021 Town of Sand Lake elections.

Anyone with questions can contact Sand Lake Democratic Committee Chair Garrett DeGraff at 518-788-7091 or by email at garrett.degraff@nullgmail.com.

Town of East Greenbush Fall Cleanup

EAST GREENBUSH – Fall Cleanup will begin on Monday, October 26th, 2020 and resume for the next 4 Mondays. The leaves must be in biodegradable bags and brush must be tied up into 4 foot bundles put out alongside of the roadway but not in the road.

The dates are as follows: October 26th, 2020; November 2nd, 2020; November 9th, 2020; November 16th, 2020

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 edge of the road.

Sincerely, Daniel Fiacco

Commissioner of Public Works

Town of East Greenbush

North Greenbush Halloween Parade

NORTH GREENBUSH – On Saturday, October 31st at 2:00 pm the Town of North Greenbush will be hosting the annual Halloween Parade. The parade will kick off at the Family Dollar parking lot and march up Main Avenue to Town Hall. The parade will end in the front parking lot where candy treats will be handed out to the children. The parade will be led by Town Emergency Services.

Town Hall is still closed to the public. The costume judging contest will not be held this year. There will be no entry into the building.

Come join the parade. All are welcome.

Joseph Bott, North Greenbush Town Supervisor

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