Local Government

Local Government 12.16.21

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

NORTH GREENBUSH – 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 at 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 at 518-283-4306, Monday – Friday, 8-4 and we would be happy to assist you in any way that we can.

Holiday Hours

NASSAU – Sandra Rings, Nassau Town Clerk, would like to wish everyone a safe and blessed holiday season and to inform residents of the Town of Nassau that the Transfer Station will be open on Friday, December 24, Christmas Eve and Friday, December 31, New Year’s Eve. The Transfer Station will be closed however on both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The Nassau Town Hall will be closed on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

North Greenbush Town Board Special Meeting

NORTH GREENBUSH – Please be advised that The North Greenbush Town Board will have a Special Meeting . The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday December 22, 2021, at 6:30 P.M. at the North Greenbush Town Offices located at 2 Douglas Street, Wynantskill, New York 12198.

Respectfully submitted, Janice Hannigan Kerwin, Town Clerk, Town of North Greenbush

A Note from Your North Greenbush Tax Receiver

NORTH GREENBUSH – Here are a few reminders and useful information for the upcoming 2022 Tax Season:

With the continued spread of the Omicron variant, the Town is continuing its efforts of being cautious and careful throughout the 2022 Tax Season and asks that masks be worn when paying your taxes in person. The Tax Collection Office will open on Saturdays at Town Hall, 2 Douglas Street, Wynantskill from 9:30 am – 12:00 noon. We will allow one customer at a time within the Tax Office and others will wait in the hallway until the previous resident has completed their payment. Office hours on Saturday are subject to change so please check the Town website www.townofng.com for any updates before you come to Town Hall.

You still have three safe payment options: payment by mail; payment at the two Pioneer Bank Branches in Town; and payment online with a credit card. (Both Pioneer Banks are opened Monday through Friday during regular business hours). When paying at the Pioneer Bank Branch, you must bring your entire tax bill and your payment check or cash for the full amount of your bill. In return, the Bank will supply you with a stamped receipt for your payment in full. Pioneer Bank does not accept credit cards for payment.

When paying by mail, please return the tax bill along with your check for the full amount shown on the tax bill. If you request a receipt of payment, please check off the box located at the bottom half of your tax bill and send in the entire bill. A receipt will not be issued without the return of the entire bill.

Please do not send cash thru the mail! Only checks will be accepted. Make checks payable to: Thomas F. McGrath, Jr. Rec. of Taxes and mail them to 2 Douglas Street, Wynantskill, NY 12198. Please be certain that the written dollar amount on your payment check is the same as the numerical dollar amount on the tax bill. Also, please sign and date your payment check. Neither the Town nor the Bank will be able to process your payment with such errors and your payment will be returned, which could result in a late payment. (Optional: please write your phone number on the memo portion of your check, so we can call you if we find any payment discrepancies).

You will avoid late fees by mailing your tax bill and payment check with a postmark before the late date printed on your bill. Your check date cannot be used as the payment date to avoid penalties.

If your taxes are paid by your Bank or Mortgage Company through escrow and you receive a tax bill directly, please do not send payment unless you are certain that your bank has discontinued your escrow payment. Please call us if you are not sure.

When calling the Town Tax Receiver Office (518-209-7506), please leave a clear and concise voice message along with your phone number.

Please remember that your property tax bill will not arrive until after January 1st. We do not mail them out until the last day in December, which will be December 31, 2021. Remember most of all; it is your responsibility to contact us if you did not receive a tax bill in the mail. We will be happy to send you another copy of your bill. (If you pay by escrow this will not apply to you).

Stay Safe and Have a Wonderful Holiday Season, Tom McGrath Jr.

North Greenbush Tax Receiver, 518-209-7506 email: TMcGrath@nullnorthgreenbush.org Town Website: http://www.townofng.com/

A copy of your 2021 Town of North Greenbush tax bill is available online at: egov.basny.com/northgreenbush/

East Greenbush Town Hall, Highway Garage, and Transfer Station Closures for Upcoming Holidays

EAST GREENBUSH – Ellen Pangburn, Town Clerk, and Michelle Eckler, Deputy Clerk, extend their warmest wishes to you and your family & friends for a joyful holiday season.  

They would like to remind Town residents that the East Greenbush Town Hall and Highway Garage will both be closed on Friday, December 24th and Friday, December 31st in observation of the upcoming holidays.  

The Transfer Station will be open at 8:30 on those Friday’s, however, closing at 3:00.  Note the Transfer Station will be closed on both Saturday’s, December 25th, 2021 and January 1, 2022 for the holidays.

If you need to reach someone during town closures, please call Dispatch at 518.479.2525.

Regular business hours for the Town of East Greenbush Town Hall and Highway Garage will resume on Monday, January 3, 2022.  Regular hours for the Transfer Station will resume on Tuesday, January 4th, 2022.  

Please reach out to the Town Clerk’s Office if you have any questions at 518.477.7145, between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30.  Ellen or Michelle would be happy to help you.  Continue to keep safe and enjoy the holidays!

Best Wishes to Councilwoman Mary Frances Sabo

NORTH GREENBUSH – North Greenbush Town Councilman, Jack Rogers presents North Greenbush Town Councilwoman, Mary Frances Sabo a proclamation for her distinguished service, efforts, and achievements as a board member of The Town of North Greenbush.

Mary Frances Sabo has served as a member of the Town of North Greenbush Board since 2018.

She has demonstrated leadership by sponsoring legislation increasing green space, promoting recycling of water and restricting clear cutting.

Mary Frances created an Open Space Committee which benefits the Town of North Greenbush Community and she has been working with Cornell Cooperative Extension to earn a Bronze Certification as a Climate Smart Community. One of the projects she has been working on is to install two Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations at town hall.

The Town of North Greenbush, thanks and commends Mary Frances Sabo for her distinguished service, efforts, and achievements as a board member of The Town of North Greenbush and extends their best wishes to her.

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