Local Government

Local Government 10.13.22

The Town of East Greenbush Department of Public Works

Fall Cleanup will begin Monday, October 24th, 2022, 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 24th, 2022

October 31st, 2022

November 7th, 2022

November 14th, 2022

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.

Town of Sand Lake Upcoming Events

1. NEED A PASSPORT OR RENEWAL:  For your convenience we are holding Passport Acceptance Day by appointment Saturday, October 15th from 8:00 am to
12:00 pm.  Please call for details and an appointment 518-674-2026 Ext. 122.

2. HUNTING LICENSES:  I will also be open Saturday, October 15th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm to issue Hunting and Fishing Licenses.

RABIES CLINIC:  Rensselaer County Health Department will be holding a Rabies Clinic Saturday, October 22nd from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Schodack Highway Garage, 3776 Route 20, Nassau, NY.  Prior registration is required.  Please visit Sand Lake’s website @ townofsandlake.us and follow the link to register.  You can also call Kim Rivas at Rensselaer County’s Rabie Clinic 518-270-2643 or my office 518-674-2026 Ext. 122 or 115 for assistance in registering.
Barbara Hansen, Sand Lake Town Clerk. 

Rensselaer County Legislative Majority Seeks Pet Supplies for 2022 Golden Tradition “Izzy’s Cause”

Chairwoman Kelly Hoffman has announced the Rensselaer County Legislature’s 2022 “Golden” Tradition: “Izzy’s Cause”. 

Each year, the legislature has partnered with the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society in collecting much needed supplies for their furry friends. The tradition was started by our former legislative colleague, Linda Golden and now, we have added to the cause by honoring a special pet. This year we are dedicating the drive in memory of a sweet girl named Izzy, whose parents both work for the county. Harry and Francesca Tutunjian lost their English Bulldog Izzy last November. She was a local “celebrity” with a huge following and loved by many. 

If you are interested in donating, please visit us on Facebook at Rensselaer County Legislators for a full list of items needed. A sample includes canned dog/cat food (any brand), Kongs (L/XL), food puzzles, cat beds, clay cat litter, flea and tick preventative (Frontline, Advantage, Advantix), Greenies pill pockets, leashes and slip leads, dog treats, paper towels, bleach, Swiffer WetJet multipurpose floor cleaner refills, Swiffer WetJet pad refills, new or gently used towels, flat sheets, high efficiency laundry detergent, dishwasher pods, hand soap, lightweight fleece blankets or throws for them to cuddle up in (no comforters, bedspreads or pillows filled with batting). 

There will be a blue drop box located at the 3rd floor entrance of the County Office Building located at 1600 7th Ave in Troy, NY 12180. For more information, please call (518) 270-2886.

North Greenbush Fire District 2023 Budget

On Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 pm, there will a public hearing at the Defreestville fire station. The proposed 2023 budget is $1.5 M. I have attended the last few Board of Fire Commissioner meetings where the budget has been discussed, the needs of the town, and the reasons for the changes in the budget. About 20% of the budget is necessary types of insurance. Another 20% of the budget is capital reserve for equipment. In the next 10 years, equipment will need to be replaced and these reserves will help address some future equipment needs. The budget is a good step as we addressing a growing town and new technologies that may pose unique fire risks. I hope that North Greenbush Board of Fire Commissioners can be competitive in the sourcing of equipment and explore novel solutions as new acquisitions and decisions are made for North Greenbush.

South Schodack Fire District

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the proposed Budget of the South Schodack Fire District of the Town of Schodack, County of Rensselaer, State of New York, will be presented to the Board of Fire Commissioners of the South Schodack Fire District, for its consideration.  A PUBLIC HEARING will be held at 7:30 pm, at the South Schodack Fire House, 1567 Bame Road, Castleton, NY 12033, in the Town of Schodack, County of Rensselaer, State of New York, on the 17th day of October, 2022.  Pursuant to Town Law 105, the Board of Fire Commissioners must hold a public hearing on the budget, make the proposed budget available to the public prior to the budget hearing, and allow the public to comment on the budget at the hearing.  This public hearing must be held to allow maximum public participation in the hearing.  The purpose of the public hearing is to allow any person to be heard in favor of or against the proposed budget as it is submitted, or for or against any items contained in the proposed budget, and hearing all persons interested in the subject concerning same.  That a copy of the proposed budget is available at the Office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Schodack and the Fire District Secretary where it may be inspected.

Town of Schodack Tax Office

All school tax bills for Schodack and East Greeenbush Schools are now in the penalty period. Please make sure penalty amount is included with your payment or your payment will be returned as unpaid. Please write your phone number on your check so we can contact you if there are any issues with your payment. All school taxes must be received at my office by 4:00pm October 31st. 

After that, you will need to contact Rensselaer County Bureau of Finance at 518-270-2754. The Tax Office is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9:00am and 4:00pm during the month of October.

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