Local Government

Local Government 12.03.20

Notice – Town Of Nassau Residents

NASSAU – New 2021 transfer station permits are now available! Rates have remained the same. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation we are facing, the Town of Nassau is taking necessary steps to ensure the safety and health of our community and town employees. Effective immediately, the Town of Nassau offices will be closed to the general public. The town will be accepting in person transactions by appointment only however, it is strongly recommended that all business such as license renewals, permits, applications, etc. take place via mail. Items can be mailed in to PO Box 587 Nassau, NY 12123 and please do not hesitate to call us 518-766-2343, listen to the prompts to ensure you are reaching the proper department, to schedule an appointment. Additional information and forms can be found on our website www.townofnassau.org, also check for ongoing updates on our Facebook page “Town of Nassau (Governmental Agency)”.

Reminder to License Your Dog

NASSAU – The Nassau Town Clerk, Sandra Rings, would like to remind all Nassau residents that New York State law requires all dogs residing in NYS to be licensed/registered with their local Town in which they reside. There is a nominal annual fee for this license which provides several benefits to you and your dogs. If your dog becomes lost or stolen the registration information may help with their quick and safe return. Proof of rabies vaccination is required ensuring their safety and that of another animal or human that they may come in contact with. If you have not registered your dog and he//she is rescued there will be fees charged for their return and the dog will then have to be licensed before return.

If you have not registered your dog(s), call the Town Clerk’s Office at 518-766-2343, ext.1 or contact us by email at sandra.rings@nulltownofnassau.org. You can also mail the information necessary. The mailing instructions are on the Town of Nassau website at townofnassau.org, Town Clerk page go to documents.

Thank you and have a wonderful holiday season!

Sincerely,

Sandra L. Rings, RMC – Nassau Town Clerk

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.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have witnessed an increase in the number of residents who are taking to the outdoors to enjoy a walk, run or bicycle ride. To that end, I have witnessed and received numerous complaints from residents about excessive automobile speeding throughout our residential neighborhoods and roadways.

After sharing my concerns with our police chief and elected officials, I was pleased to join my fellow town board members in authorizing the purchase of two solar-powered Speed Alert Signs. These signs – to be positioned in residential areas through the coordinated efforts of our police and highway departments – have proven to be an effective solution for slowing vehicles down and increasing compliance with speed limits.

I had an enjoyable time at the American Legion Post #1489 Fourth Annual Roast Beef Dinner to benefit the Wreaths Across America. All proceeds from the event are being used to purchase wreaths to be placed on veterans’ graves at Saratoga National Cemetery in December.

Congratulations to the Maple Hill High School girls’ soccer team and coach Sheila Golden for winning the Patroon Conference championship. The MHHS girls’ soccer program was also named the winner of the NYSPHSAA Fall 2020 Community Service Challenge for their letter-writing campaign in support of military personnel and first responders.

Congratulations to Jon Reickert who was recently appointed Assistant Police Chief of East Greenbush. A 24-year veteran of the Schodack Police Department, Jon is a dedicated professional who possesses outstanding law enforcement credentials that will serve the men and women of the EGPD well.

Tracey Rex, Member of Schodack Town Board

www.traceyrex.com

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

Town of Poestenkill Recycling Day

POESTENKILL – Recycling Day at Waste Management for Town of Poestenkill Residents – Saturday, December 12th 2020; 9am-12pm. Waste Management- Corner of Rt 66 and Rt 351. Poestenkill Residents may bring white goods (refrigerators and air conditioners) and all types of metal (tire rims, metal cabinets, etc.) can be brought to Waste Management for a fee. Bulk items will also be accepted (couches, mattresses) for a fee. Waste Management does NOT accept computer monitors, tires or TVs. Credit Cards and Checks accepted. Any questions, please contact Sue Horton, Town Clerk at 518-283-5119.

Rensselaer County Legislature Majority Reports on 2021 County Budget Hearings

RENSSELAER COUNTY – The Rensselaer County Legislature held a series of public hearings on the county’s proposed 2021 budget. The budget, the third proposed by County Executive Steve McLaughlin, contains a slight tax decrease and preserves funding for critical programs. The budget also includes additional funding for the county health department to help the fight against COVID-19.

The public hearings were closed to the public, but were broadcast live on Facebook. Residents were encouraged to view the budget on the County website, Rensco.com, and to submit comments in writing. The Legislature received no comments from the public.

The Rensselaer County Charter requires the Legislature to submit a written review of the proposed budget, and file it with the County Executive. The members of the Legislature Majority proposed several suggestions to the County Executive in their report that was written by Chair of Finance Robert Loveridge- East Schodack. The report was an overview of the budget and contained some observations and suggestions for county operations in the upcoming year.

Majority members Tom Grant, Kelly Hoffman, and Bruce Patire expressed their desire to re-open the satellite DMV offices as soon as it is safe enough to do so. Residents in the Hoosick Falls, East Greenbush, and Schodack areas have been impacted by the COVID -19 forced closures of these satellite offices, and legislators have met with County Clerk Frank Merola to discuss the need to re-open them when practicable.

Legislators Ken Herrington, Chuck Peter, and Jeff Wysocki advocated for $48,000 in funding for the Cornell Cooperative Extension to be restored to the county budget. The funding is critical for community based programs that provide education and assistance for many members of our community.

The vote to adopt the 2021 budget is set for November 30th and can be viewed on the “Rensselaer County Legislature” Facebook page.

We would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Nassau Democratic Committee Seeking Candidates for Town and County Offices

NASSAU – The Nassau Democratic Committee is currently accepting resumes from residents interested in running for the following town offices in 2021: Town Supervisor (two-year term), Town Council Member (two seats to be filled, each with a four-year term), Town Justice (four-year term), Tax Collector (two-year term), and Superintendent of Highways (two-year term). Interested candidates are invited to inquire and/or submit a resume and letter of qualifications by February 3, 2021 to: Pat Piniazek, Chair; Nassau Democratic Committee; via email: patpen1018@nullgmail.com.

The Nassau Democratic Committee also encourages Rensselaer County residents who are interested in running for County Executive, County Clerk, or 1 of 3 seats on the Rensselaer County Legislature (representing District 4: Towns of Nassau, Sand Lake, and Schodack) 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, NY 12181 or via email: renscodemschair@nullgmail.com.

Brunswick Democratic Committee Seeking Candidates for Town and County Offices

BRUNSWICK – The Brunswick Democratic Committee is currently accepting resumes from residents interested in running for the following town office in 2021: Town Council Member (two seats to be filled, each with a 4-year term). Interested candidates are invited to inquire and/or submit a resumé and letter of qualifications by Feb. 3, 2021 to: Jennifer Mann, Chair; Brunswick Democratic Committee; P.O. Box 91; Cropseyville, NY 12052 or via email: BrunswickDems@nullgmail.com.

The Brunswick Democratic Committee also encourages Rensselaer County residents who are interested in running for County Executive, County Clerk, or 1 of 3 seats on the Rensselaer County Legislature (representing District 3: Towns of Brunswick, Pittstown, and Schaghticoke) to submit a resumé and letter of qualifications by Feb. 3, 2021 to: Michael J. Monescalchi, Chair; Rensselaer County Democratic Committee; P.O. Box 846; Troy, NY 12181 or via email: renscodemschair@nullgmail.com.

East Greenbush Democratic Committee Seeking Candidates for Town and County Offices

EAST GREENBUSH – The East Greenbush Democratic Committee is currently accepting resumes from residents interested in running for the following town offices in 2021: Town Council (two seats to be filled, each with a four-year term). Interested candidates are invited to inquire and/or submit a resume and letter of qualifications by February 3, 2021 to: Judith Condo, Chair; East Greenbush Democratic Committee; P.O. Box 434; East Greenbush, NY 12061 or via email: jcondo604@nullgmail.com.

The East Greenbush Democratic Committee also encourages Rensselaer County residents who are interested in running for County Executive, County Clerk, or 1 of 4 seats on the Rensselaer County Legislature (representing District 2: Towns of East Greenbush, North Greenbush, and Poestenkill) 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, NY 12181 or via email: renscodemschair@nullgmail.com.

North Greenbush Democratic Committee Seeking Candidates for Town and County Offices

NORTH GREENBUSH – The North Greenbush Democratic Committee is currently accepting resumes from residents interested in running for the following town offices in 2021: Town Supervisor (two-year term), Town Council (four-year term) and Town Justice (four-year term). Interested candidates are invited to inquire and/or submit a resume and letter of qualifications by February 3, 2021 to: Joshua A. Sabo, Chair; North Greenbush Democratic Committee; 40 Buckbee Rd., Troy, NY 12180 or via email: northgreenbushdemocrats@nullgmail.com.

The North Greenbush Democratic Committee also encourages Rensselaer County residents who are interested in running for County Executive, County Clerk, or 1 of 4 seats on the Rensselaer County Legislature (representing District 2: Towns of East Greenbush, North Greenbush, and Poestenkill) 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, NY 12181 or via email: renscodemschair@nullgmail.com.

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