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Supervisor's Report through January 28, 2015

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From the desk of:

              Keith A. Langley, Supervisor

                                    Town of East Greenbush

 

I would like to thank all the employees of the Department of Public Works for their dedication and hard work during the year 2014.  Because of all of them the Town was able to solve long time issues and accomplish major projects in the most cost efficient ways.

DPW 2014 Summary

Highway Department

- Repaired Sweeper Truck with stainless steel body  $14,000 (budgeted $200,000 to be bonded)

- Purchased Boom (Bucket ) Truck (previously rented)                   $15,815

- Overall Savings: $ 170,185 + cost of recurring rental fees

Transfer Station

- New Trailer:     cost of purchase: $17,500             cost to repair: $40,000    savings: $22,500

- Cameras, new exterior lighting, repairs to fence, addition of lower exit gate

- Floor Drain repaired to prevent continual clogging, insulation replaced with spray foam to prevent rodents. Bathroom desperately in need of repair were all updated after finding 12 dead mice during repairs.                                                 Total Cost:  Approximately $1,000

- Scrap Metal revenue totals more than doubled since this administration took over in January 2014.                       2013  Scrap Revenue $9, 334       as of 12/21/14  Scrap Revenue $21, 497

- 40% cost reduction in annual brush grinding 2013  $17,500 2014  $9,975

Water Department

- Alternative to Water Slip Lining Project 9&20 was taken. Estimated savings $90,000 (budgeted $100,000 to be bonded) Total Cost Savings ~$90,000

- Old Red Mill Road Project tying in parts of Rt 4 and Stock Lane for alternative water source in case of break or repair.

Highway Garage

- Cameras on exterior buildings and gas pumps

- Exterior Building and Roof Repairs (holes in Roof)          $950 labor           $670 materials

- Half of garage was insulated with spray foam (NO previous insulation resulted in extremely high heating costs- will reduce future heating costs significantly)

- Electrical outlets and lighting repairs (all lighting now energy efficient)

- Salt Shed panels were repaired to allow light but no water.  Roof repairs needed and budgeted for 2015

Town Hall

- Thorough Cleaning and numerous repairs and replacements including toilets, faucets, front doors, water tank, lighting fixtures.

- Foundation and building exterior patched, scraped, and painted – Thank you to Jim Walsh for his efforts.

- New Banners with Town Logo

- Major Sewer Drain Problems Repaired

- Main Fresh Air Vent was repaired after being clogged with major debris and dead animals from over the years.

- Large hole in bottom of main heating duct repaired –sewer fresh air lines were getting sucked into furnace when turned on.

Police Department

- Maintenance neglect unfortunately caused grinder pump overflow issues.  Pumps pulled out, cleaned, and lines snaked.

- Back-up Generator reroute carbon monoxide fumes now vent outside instead of inside.

- Broken glass replaced and door closers installed at entrance.

Other

- There had been a continuous request for a crosswalk in the rear of Holy Spirit School.  This was completed late last spring.

- The Town Park Crosswalk from the lower pavilion to the playground area was also completed.

- Retention Ponds have been worked on.  One in Particular is Celeste Drive.  A washout has occurred causing a 70 ft gorge.  DPW is aware of the problem and have a solution to fixing the affected area.

This week, our team did an excellent job of keeping our streets clean and safe throughout Town, I would like to thank them once again for their efforts and hard work! Their hard work did not go unnoticed!

Be safe and stay warm

 
Ethics Board - Workshop
The Ethics Board will be holding a Workshop on the proposed changes to the Code of Ethics on Wednesday, February 4th at 7pm at Town Hall.
 
Notice of Public Hearing - Code of Ethics

TOWN OF EAST GREENBUSH - NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 The East Greenbush Town Board has scheduled a public hearing for Thursday, February 12,2015 at 5:00 pm to hear public comment  for the proposed enactment of an amendment to LL #3 2013 Code of Ethics to Provide Resident Involvement and Expanded Purview of the Board of Ethics. 

By orders of the Town Board

Linda Kennedy, Town Clerk
 
Notice of Public Hearing - Third Ave Fire

TOWN OF EAST GREENBUSH - NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 The East Greenbush Town Board has scheduled a public hearing for Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 4:45 pm at the East Greenbush Town Hall 225 Columbia Turnpike to hear public input on the 2015 Best Luther Fire Co on behalf of the Third Avenue Fire Protection District for fire protection in the amount of $7289.00.

 By orders of the Town Board

Linda Kennedy, Town Clerk

 
Notice of Public Hearing - Best Luther Fire

TOWN OF EAST GREENBUSH - NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The East Greenbush Town Board has scheduled a public hearing for Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 4:30 pm at the East Greenbush Town Hall, 225 Columbia Turnpike to hear public input on the 2015  Contract with the Best Luther Fire Co. in the amount of $99,334.00 for fire protection.

 By orders of the Town Board

Linda Kennedy, Town Clerk

 

Upcoming Events

Dates & Times are subject to change
  • 1/28/2015  7:00 PM- Planning Board Meeting
  • 1/29/2015 7:00 PM - CFAC Meeting @ Library
  • 2/10/2015 7:30 PM - ZBA Meeting
  • 2/11/2015 7:00 PM - Planning Board Meeting
  • 2/12/2015 4:00 PM - Pre Board Meeting
    • 4:30 PM - Public Hearing: BLFD
    • 4:45 PM - Public Hearing: BLFD- Third Ave
    • 5:00 PM - Public Hearing: Code of Ethics

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