Local Government

Local Government 12.08.22

Tracey Rex Reports to the People of Schodack

I believe staying in touch with constituents is an important part of serving in elective office. This report is an example of my commitment to keeping Schodack residents informed about town government news and community events. All Town Board meetings can be viewed live or later at https://townhallstreams.com/towns/schodack.

During November, the Town Board unanimously adopted the 2023 Town Budget that stays below the state property tax cap and maintains essential services such as public safety, emergency medical services, water and sewer, street maintenance, libraries, and parks and recreation. To view the 2023 adopted budget, visit www.schodack.org and click on the “Departments” and “Comptroller” tabs.

Additionally, the Town Board approved the 2023 Transfer Station Rules, Regulations and Fee Schedule that includes no price increases for the upcoming year.

With the upcoming school holiday closure, it is a good time to check out the events tab at the Castleton Public Library website: www.castletonpubliclibrary.org. Take and make craft kits, after dinner book club, learn and play story time, and fun activities for all ages are being held at the library to keep the whole family active over the holiday recess.

Congratulations to the Maple Hill Boys Soccer team who concluded their terrific 2022 season as a NYS Class C Finalist. Additional congratulations to Gavin Haller for being named MVP of the varsity soccer team and Co-MVP of the Patroon Conference. 

Thank you to the excellent work of the Rensselaer County Board of Elections’ staff and poll workers who successfully managed the large number of voters who utilized our Town Hall facility as their early voting location this year. The Town of Schodack is proud to host one of the early voting locations in the county and had the largest turnout of voters among the three polling sites.

At this special time of year, I wish everyone a wonderful holiday season and Happy New Year!

Tracey Rex, Schodack Town Board Member

Attention Dog Owners in the Town of Schodack

Debra L. Curtis, the Schodack Town Clerk, wishes to remind residents that under New York State law, all dogs are required to be licensed by four months of age. 

To obtain a new license, a copy of the current Rabies Certificate (must be valid for more than 60 days prior to licensing) and proof that the animal has been altered must be provided. The cost for a spayed/neutered dog is $7.00 and an unspayed/unneutered dog is $15.00. One tag is issued for the lifetime of the license; however, in the event of loss, can be replaced at a cost of $3.00. 

A renewal letter will be sent, on a yearly basis, based upon the anniversary of the license. If you have any questions please contact the Schodack Town Clerk’s office at (518) 477-7590, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

We are collecting new or homemade scarves, hats, gloves and mittens to give to those in need this winter. Please stop by the North Greenbush Town Hall located @ 2 Douglas Street Wynantskill, New York and place your donations on our Christmas Giving Tree located in the Town Clerk’s Office. 

The closest entrance for the Town Clerk’s office when dropping off your donation would be the entrance by the Gazebo in our back parking lot. Please help us keep someone a little warmer this winter by donating to our Christmas tree. 

If you should have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to call my office @ 518-283-4306, Monday – Friday, 8-4 and we would be happy to assist you in any way that we can.

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