From the desk of:
Keith A. Langley, Supervisor
Town of East Greenbush
I would like to start this Supervisor’s report by commending the hard work and dedication of our Department of Public Works. The men and women of this department have been working very hard to keep up with not only scheduled projects and tasks, but also storm clean up and water main breaks. On at least one occasion, the team worked for 27 hours to fix a water main break. They also worked for two hard weeks to clean up all the debris from the storm that tore through East Greenbush in early July. Now the department is hard at work preparing for the winter season with trimming back trees, cleaning out catch basins and repairing a number of roads throughout Town. Keep up the hard work; we look forward to seeing all that you accomplish!
Another department that has been working hard and receiving lots of positive feedback is our Department of Community and Recreational Services. Our camp has been very active this summer with the alternative sign up options that we offered, allowing families to choose which weeks of camp they wanted to go for. They could choose only one week or all six, which many families appreciated because they were able to work around their scheduled summer vacations. The camp also received a visit from Rensselaer County Department for Youth, who oversees all programs in Rensselaer County, and they found our program to be very well run with GREAT reviews on the supervisor of the camp. I would not only like to thank Jessica and Tracie for their hard work organizing the camp, but also ALL of the camp staff. I hope that you all have a great last week of camp and look forward to seeing you return next year! Best of luck in school this year!
Around Town you will have noticed that the Starbucks opened where KFC used to be. They did a great job with the work on that building, and from what I’ve seen driving past, it’s always busy. A little further down Routes 9 & 20 you will see the beautiful façade work that has been done to the front of Peebles in the Price Chopper Plaza. We expect the store to be open mid-September. A little further down the road, the Waste Water Treatment Plant project remains on schedule. We hope to bring you a detailed update report within the next week.
Inside Town Hall, throughout all departments, employees are hard at work developing their budget and getting everything to the Director of Finance and the Comptroller. Our team is hard at work putting together another zero increase budget.
We hope that everyone is enjoying summer. Be safe and stay cool.
There has been a recall of Kidde smoke and combination smoke/CO alarms due to an alarm failure.
In a recent press release, the compnay is reporting that alarms could fail to alert consumers of a fire or CO incident following a power outage.
Please check your fire alarms for the following information:
Kidde residential smoke alarm model i12010S manufactured between December 18,2013- May 13, 2014
Combination smoke/CO alarm il2010SCO manufactured between December 30, 2013 - May 13,2014
Combination smoke/CO alarm KN-COSM-IBA manufactured between October 22, 2013 - May13, 2014
Please see the links below for more informationKidde Fire Alarm Recall Page 1 Kidde Fire Alarm Recall Page 2
Fall leaf pick up will begin on Mondays the last week of October and the whole month of November.
Please be advised, these are the ONLY dates the Department of Public Works will be picking up leaves. If you miss these dates, you may bring the bags to the Transfer Station with proof of address and they will gladly take them.
All Brush must be in 4 ft bundles. No leaf piles will be picked up. Please do not put brush/bags in ditch lines or on top of catch basins.
Please call the Highway garage with any questions 477.6103
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of East Greenbush will hold a public hearing on September 23, 2014 at the American Legion, 200 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, New York beginning at 7:00 P.M. to consider the following application:
Appeal number #2014-13: Pursuant to Resolution 109-2014, the Town Board of the Town of East Greenbush has referred this matter to the Zoning Board of Appeals to provide an interpretation of the Comprehensive Zoning Law of the Town of East Greenbush, pursuant to Section 4.2.3 of such law. Capital View Casino & Resort, LLC c/o Saratoga Casino & Raceway of 32 Jefferson Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 has filed an application seeking a Planned Development District for a non-residential project on Thompson Hill Road, East Greenbush, NY, an approximately 152 acre parcel in an area currently Zoned R-B. The Town Board of the Town of East Greenbush has requested that the Zoning Board of Appeals provide an interpretation as to whether the lands contemplated for the Planned Development District are appropriate for the uses being proposed in the application for a Planned Development District pursuant to Section 2.9.4 (D) of the Comprehensive Zoning Law of the Town of East Greenbush. Therefore, an Interpretation is requested for the property located on Thompson Hill Road, East Greenbush, NY. Tax Map #’s 144-4-31, 144-4-41.1, 144-4-41.2, 144-4-41.2/1 and 145-1-1.1
Any interested party may comment in person at the hearing. Written comment may be submitted to the Zoning Board of Appeals, Town of East Greenbush, 225 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, New York 12144 at any time prior to the hearing.
BY ORDER OF THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
DATED SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
TOM CALAMARAS, ACTING CHAIRMAN
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
TOWN OF EAST GREENBUSH
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THIS ACTION CALL THE EAST GREENBUSH ZONING DEPARTMENT AT 694-4011.
Any residents that have outstanding water and sewer bills must pay by Tuesday, September 30th or they will be sent to relevy. Please contact the Water & Sewer Office with any inquiries about outstanding balances