Local Government

Local Government 11.12.20

Rensselaer County Legislature Majority Announces Budget Public Hearings

RENSSELAER COUNTY – The Rensselaer County Legislature has begun the review process of the County’s 2021 budget. Members of the Legislature will meet with department heads to review their budget submissions to ask questions and offer thoughtful input.

The 2021 Budget holds the line on taxes and maintains critical services and programs while also addressing new challenges, like the County’s requirement to provide contact tracing and management of the COVID-19 response. The budget also provides adequate funding to keep up with the county’s record breaking pace of paving over 40 miles of county roads each year.

Chairman Michael Stammel invites residents to review the budget at www.rensselaercounty.org. The Legislature will hold public hearings on the budget on November 12th and 19th at 5:30 pm. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the public is not permitted to attend the public hearing. However, written comments will be accepted from now until the final hearing date and can be submitted to renscoleg@<span class=”oe_displaynone”>null</span>rensco.com. The public is invited to watch the public hearing on Facebook Live on our page, “Rensselaer County Legislature”. The public hearing will also be recorded and available for future viewing on the Legislative website mentioned above.

Vice-Chair Kelly Hoffman welcomes public participation during this important process that plans the county’s spending for the upcoming year. The Legislature is expected to adopt the budget during a special meeting on November 30th at 6 pm. The Legislature will adjourn the budget meeting in memory of Senator Joseph L. Bruno who was a great advocate for Rensselaer County, and whose contributions helped make Rensselaer County and the Capital District a better place for all of us.

As always, everyone is welcome to contact us at (518) 270-2880 with any concerns about county government.

Town of East Greenbush Appliance
Amnesty Week

EAST GREENBUSH – The Town of East Greenbush DPW will be picking up Appliances the week of December 7th, 2020.  Please call the office at 518-477-6103 to schedule an appointment for your appliances to be picked up.  In the event of a snow storm, all appointments will be rescheduled.

The following items will be eligible for pick up: Refrigerators , Freezers, Washer/Dryers, Stoves/ovens, Hot water heaters, Dehumidifiers, Microwaves/Air conditioners

Sincerely, Daniel Fiacco

Commissioner of Public Works

Town of East Greenbush

Sand Lake Democratic Committee Seeking Candidates for 2021 Town and County Offices

SAND LAKE – The Sand Lake Democratic Committee is currently accepting resumes from persons interested in running for the following Town offices in 2021: Town Supervisor (2-year term), Town Council Member (two seats to be filled, each with a 4-year term), Town Clerk (2-year term), and Town Justice (two Justices will be elected, each with a 4-year term).

Persons interested in running, including incumbents, are invited to submit by Wednesday, February 3, 2021 a resume and a letter of qualifications via mail to: Garrett DeGraff, Chair, Sand Lake Democratic Committee, P.O. Box 89, Averill Park, New York. 12018, or via email to sandlakedems@nullgmail.com.

The Sand Lake Democratic Committee encourages qualified Town residents who are interested in running for a Rensselaer County office in 2021 to submit a resume and letter of qualifications by February 3, 2021 to Michael J. Monescalchi, Chair, Rensselaer County Democratic Committee, P.O. Box 846, Troy, New York 12181.

The County positions Town residents may run for are County Executive, County Clerk and the three seats on the Rensselaer County Legislature representing District 4 (Towns of Sand Lake, Schodack and Nassau).

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