Local Government

Local Government 11.04.21

East Greenbush Board of Education Seeks Volunteers to Fill Vacant Position

EAST GREENBUSH – The East Greenbush Central School District Board of Education accepted the resignation of board member Deanna Muth at its public meeting on October 20. Ms. Muth will be moving out of the district and as result, is no longer eligible to serve on the board as a non-resident of the district.

Ms. Muth was elected to the Board of Education in May 2019.

“On behalf of the Board, I want to thank Deanna for her service to our school community and volunteer work as a board member,” said Board of Education President Michael Buono. “We are grateful for her dedication and the giving of her time as a representative of the community to help guide the district during these difficult times.”

The Board of Education is seeking volunteers interested in filling Ms. Muth’s position. The person who is selected by the Board will serve until the next regular election on May 17, 2022.

Interested volunteers should submit a letter of interest and resume to the District Clerk’s office at East Greenbush Central School District, 29 Englewood Ave., East Greenbush, NY 12061 by Monday, November 8. For more information call 518-207-2535.

To be eligible, a candidate must be 18 or older, a resident of the East Greenbush Central School District for a continuous and uninterrupted period of at least one year, a U.S. citizen and be able to read and write.

The board will then meet with those interested volunteers who have submitted their letter of interest and resume and select a candidate. The candidate chosen to fill the vacancy has the option of running for one of three available seats in the 2022 election.

The Board of Education is a team of nine volunteers elected by school district voters to establish policy and set direction for the administration. They hold public meetings twice monthly. For more information on the Board of Education, please visit https://egcsd.org/board-of-education.

From the Desk of Janice Hannigan Kerwin, North Greenbush Town Clerk

NORTH GREENBUSH – Please be informed that the Town of North Greenbush town offices will be closed on Thursday November 11, 2021, in observance of Veterans Day. We will reopen, on Friday, November 12, 2021 and will resume our regular business hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Thank you and enjoy your Veterans Day and continue to stay healthy and safe.

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.

In addition to our regularly scheduled Town Board meeting in October, we held a series of budget meetings to review and discuss the 2022 Preliminary Budget for the Town of Schodack.

Our department heads did an excellent job of outlining and itemizing their recommended expenditures and appropriations for the upcoming year. We look forward to adopting another town budget that continues our commitment to providing high-quality services to our residents, while also being fiscally responsible.

Congratulations to Andy Koch who was honored by the Town Board upon his retirement after 22 years of dedicated service to the Schodack Highway Department. Andy demonstrated his commitment to the town by always being responsive to emergency call-backs due to extreme weather conditions or water breaks. Enjoy your retirement, Andy!

Thank you to everyone who so generously supported the recent Food Drive that Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly and I held at The Spinney at Pond View to benefit The Anchor Food Pantry. The event was a huge success as we collected a large volume of canned goods, pasta, toiletries, and food mixes that will help our local families during times of need.

It was great to see so many people and families attend the “Let’s Light GM Blue” event to celebrate Green Meadow Elementary School being named a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The coveted award affirms the hard work and strong partnership among Green Meadow students, staff, parents, and community members in creating a school of academic excellence and a welcoming atmosphere where all students are welcomed and valued.

Tracey Rex, Schodack Town Board Member


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