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Supervisor's Report through 9/24/2014

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From the desk of:

                   Keith A. Langley, Supervisor

                                    Town of East Greenbush

 

It’s hard to believe that September is almost over, and that fall is upon us.  I hope that everyone has had a safe and happy start back to school.  While everyone has been busy adjusting to school routines, my office has been hard at work preparing for the annual budget for the Town of East Greenbush, among many other daily tasks.

Patriot’s Day to me, is an important day of remembrance.   I was happy to be invited back to the American Legion to memorialize the day with some of our Town’s veterans, volunteer fire fighters and residents.  What happened on September 11th, shook our country to the core, but the people came together and have proven that we have unity and strength in our country.   Thirteen years later, it is humbling to see communities still coming together to remember.  We must always remember.

On Saturday, September 13th, our Community and Recreations Department hosted the annual Saturday in the Park event.  Both Jessica and Tracie put a lot of hard work into organizing this event, and despite the weather, it was still a pretty successful day.  Lots of vendors stayed and even the bands played to try to make the most of the rainy Saturday.  I hope that everyone that came out had a good time, and we look forward to nicer weather next year!

At September’s Town Board Meeting, held on September 17th, the Board accepted the resignations of two stellar employees, we are sad to see them go.  Sergeant Michael Smith, a police officer with the East Greenbush Police Department since 2002, has retired from our police force for a new venture.  We greatly appreciate Sgt Smith’s dedication and hard work during his time with the Town.  Best of luck to you and your family!  Joe LaMountain, has served as a laborer with the Department of Public Works since 2004, helping people at the Transfer Station, and always provided great customer service! We wish Joe a happy and long retirement! The Town is saddened to see both of these men go, but happy to see that both are looking forward to what life has in store for them!

I am very happy to announce the grand opening of the newest Peebles location in the Town of East Greenbush.  I was fortunate enough to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony with representatives from the Town, County, Chamber of Commerce and many members of the community.  I look forward to Peebles becoming a staple in our community.  I hope that our residents enjoy having a retail store such as Peebles in our community, saving them from having to drive over to the mall!

Peebles Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 

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Supervisor Langley welcoming Peebles and wishing them luck!         

 

 
Notice of Public Hearing 2015 Preliminary Budget

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

TOWN OF EAST GREENBUSH

ANNUAL PRELIMINARY BUDGET

Whereas, the Town Board of the Town of East Greenbush, County of Rensselaer, State of New York

has been presented with a copy of the proposed Tentative Town Budget for the fiscal year 2015, and

Whereas, the Town Board, has accepted  with Resolution 132-2014, the 2015 Tentative Budget as the 2015 Preliminary Budget for 2015, and

Whereas, the Town Board is required to conduct a Public Hearing on the Preliminary Budget, including

all special Districts, and MUST be conducted on or before the Thursday following the November General Election;

Now therefore be it resolved, that the Town Board shall conduct a Public Hearing at 6:00 pm on Thursday, November

6th, 2014  at the East Greenbush Town Hall, located at 225 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, New York for the purpose of

receiving public input on the proposed Preliminary Budget for fiscal year 2015 including all Special Districts contained therein,

The proposed yearly 2015 salaries of elected officials of the Town are as follows:

 

Supervisor                                                 $70,000

Town Board                                       (4x) $10,000

Town Justices                                   (2x)  $30,259

 

Town Clerk                                               $52,199

(Town Clerk-Registrar of Vital Statistics)   $6908

Town Clerk    Total Salary                        $59,107

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Receiver of Taxes                                    $56,800

 

By orders of the Town Board

 Linda Kennedy Town Clerk

 
Supervisor Langley's 2015 Proposed Town Budget
On October 2nd, I presented the Town Board with my budget, the 2015 Tentative Budget.  This year I am proposing a 0% tax increase on the residents of East Greenbush.  This is being accomplished through conservative estimates on several revenue sources and tighter controls on spending.  It will not affect any Town services or day to day operations.  A 0% tax increase in these continued economic times is responsible and has the Town performing a similar "belt tightening" as the individuals and families we serve. 

To view my 2015 Tentative Budget, please click here: 2015 Tentative Budget

~Supervisor Langley
 
Citizen's Fiscal Advisory Committee Meeting
The Citizen's Fiscal Advisory Committee will be holding meetings on the following dates:
  • October 14, 2014 7:00 PM at the East Greenbush Town Library
  • November 17, 2014 7:00 PM at the East Greenbush Town Library
 
Fall Leaf Pick-Up Schedule
Fall leaf pick up will begin on Mondays the last week of October and the whole month of November.

October 27th
November 3rd
November 10th
November 17th
November 24th

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


 

Upcoming Events

Dates & Times are subject to change
  • 10/23/2014 4:30 PM - Special Meeting Re: Budget
  • 10/27/2014 4:00 PM -  Special Meeting Re: Exec Session/Contracts
  • 10/28/2014 7:30 PM - Zoning Board Meeting
  • 10/31/2014 10-12 PM - Children's Halloween Parade
  • 11/4/2014 - Town Hall Closed - Election Day -Bldg Open for Voting
  • 11/6/2014 6:00 PM - Public Hearing - Preliminary Budget
  • 11/11/2014 - Town Hall Closed - Veteran's Day
  • 11/12/2014 7:00 PM - Planning Board Meeting
  • 11/13/2014 4:00 PM - Pre-Board Meeting
  • 11/17/2014 7:00 PM - CFAC Meeting
  • 11/19/2014 7:00 PM - Town Board Meeting
  • 11/25/2014 7:30 PM - Zoning Board Meeting
  • 11/27/2014 - 11/28/2014 - Town Hall Closed - Thanksgiving

 

 

 

East Greenbush Casino Project

For All Information regarding the Capital View  Casino Project please click the link below.
http://projects.
chacompanies.com/egcasino/


Annual Water Quality Report

View Report:
2013 Annual Water Quality Report - General Water District

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225 Columbia Turnpike
Rensselaer, NY 12144
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Summer Camp

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Town Land Use Update

The town updated its land use plan in August, 2006. The full report is available here »
Land Use Plan Update 2006.

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Town of EG Comprehensive Zoning Law

was Adopted on June 11, 2008  by the East Greenbush Town Board per Local Law #:1 of 2008, and is available for public review by clicking on the following link:

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