Supervisor's Report February 13, 2017

We were hoping for a repeat of last year’s low snowfall winter but Mother Nature had other ideas.  The last week has been a serious test of our Department of Public Works’ ability to handle a persistent series of storms and they passed with flying colors.  While the rest of us worry about our driveways and sidewalks, these guys have to worry about every inch and corner of our Town.  Sometimes working sixteen hours at a time in dangerous, stressful conditions, they pull together and always do a great job.  Commissioner of Public Works Scott Gallerie and Highway Foreman Ricky Williams deserve a great deal of credit for coordinating our efforts to keep the roads safe so that the rest of us can get on with our lives.

The month of January saw the retirement of three veterans of the Town work force.  Frank Michael and Ed Wallace retired from the Department of Public Works, and Robert ‘Snapper’ Snyder retired from the Police Department.  All three will be missed but we are very appreciative of their contributions to our Town.  Thank you and good luck in retirement!

We’ve declared 2017 to be the Year of the Parks in East Greenbush.  The Town Board and the Community and Recreation Department are beginning the process of soliciting bids for a series of enhancements to the Town Park.  The Town Board has adopted an update to our Amenities Plan, and we will be moving the dog park, installing ADA-compliant restrooms, and adding an aquatic spray feature, among other additions.  The best part is that all of these enhancements will be funded by mitigation fees paid by developers and will not require taxpayer dollars.  Our parks have been neglected for too long but this year begins a major push to reverse that trend.

The audit of our 2015 finances has been completed.  The report should be available in the next six weeks or so, and will be published as soon as we have it.  This is the first step in getting our credit rating restored.  It will also allow us to identify areas where we can improve our internal controls.  We look forward to sharing it with you.

Public Notice: Special Meeting

A Special Meeting will be held on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall, 225 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, NY 12144 to consider approval of the SEQRA Findings Statement and Final Site Plan for the Regeneron Mill Creek project, authorization of a purchase exchange for a postage meter machine, to make an appointment in the Department of Public Works, and any other issues the Town Board is presented that they deem urgent for consideration.

Public Hearing: East Greenbush Tech Park DEIS


Please take notice that the Town Board of the Town of East Greenbush, as lead agency under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”), has accepted as complete for purposes of public review a draft environmental impact statement (“DEIS”) prepared in accordance with Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law for a project proposed by Greenbush Associates, LLC, on Mannix Road in the Town.  The project, which is a Type I action under SEQRA, involves the expansion and further development of the East Greenbush Technology Park.

Please take further notice that a public hearing on the DEIS and the proposed rezoning of the project site from O (office) to PDD (planned development district) will be held on March 15, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at East Greenbush Town Hall, 225 Columbia Turnpike, and that written comments on the DEIS will be accepted by the East Greenbush Town Clerk at Town Hall until 4:00 p.m. on March 27, 2017.  Copies of the DEIS will be available for public inspection during regular business hours at the Town Clerk’s Office in Town Hall and at the East Greenbush Community Library, 10 Community Way, in the Town.  For additional information, please contact: Tony Manfredi, Director of Planning, Town of East Greenbush, 225 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, New York 12144; (518) 694-4011.

Year of the Parks Updates!

The Town Park has been determined as the first park renovation project and will begin hopefully as soon as this Spring!  The results of the short survey are available for viewing by clicking the link below.

TP-Survey 1 Results 

The Town Park project will be completed in three phases.
Phase One:  Splash Pad, New Bathrooms, and relocation of dog park
Phase Two:  New Playground, New Pavilion
Phase Three:  Update athletic fields, trails, and pedestrian walkways

It is important to note that some components of each phase may be moved up or pushed back depending on many factors including, but not limited to funding, weather, and construction.
Community Partner Opportunities
If your group, business, family, or organization would like to assist in some way with this project either financially, through in-kind donations, or volunteerism please see the links below for more information on opportunities available.
Park Donation Letter
Parks Sponsorship Brochure
Park Sponsorship Form
Parks Information Brochure 
A community working together always achieves more.  Thank you to everyone for all of your continued support and suggestions.  For more information, questions, or concerns please call 477-4194.


Employment Opportunity: Clerk
The Town of East Greenbush is currently seeking applications to fill the position of Building Department Clerk. The Clerk's position falls under the CSEA Union's Collective Bargaining Agreement and has a starting salary of $32,000.92 per year. East Greenbush residency required.  Please submit applications and resumes to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Friday, March 3, 2017.
Please see job description for more details:
Building Department Clerk Job Description 
RENSCO Civil Service Employment Application 

Upcoming Events

Dates & Times are subject to change
ZBA Schedule    Planning Board Schedule   Town Board Schedule   
**Schedules to be updated upon passing by respective Boards at beginning of year**
  • Feb 6 - 7:00 PM - Board of Ethics Meeting
  • Feb 8 - 6:00 PM - Town Pre-Board Meeting 
  • Feb 8 - 7:00 PM - Planning Board Meeting 
  • Feb 14 - 7:30 PM - Zoning Board Meeting 
  • Feb 15 - 6:40 PM - Public Hearing: Best Luther FD
  • Feb 15 - 6:50 PM - Public Hearing: 3rd Ave FPD 
  • Feb 15 - 7:00 PM - Town Board Meeting 
  • Feb 22 - 7:00 PM - Planning Board Meeting 
  • Feb 27 - 7:00 PM - Special Town Board Meeting 
  • Feb 28 - 7:30 PM - Zoning Board Meeting 

Town Hall

Town Hall
225 Columbia Turnpike
Rensselaer, NY 12144
(518) 477-4775 phone
(518) 477-2386 fax

Town Hall Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm except Holidays. Note that some departments operate additional hours as listed on their pages.

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Employment Opportunities

Clerk - Building Department
Job Posting Details 
Building Department Clerk Job Description 

Employment Application
RENSCO Civil Service Employment Application  

Seasonal Opportunities
Now accepting applications for lifeguards and camp counselors.

Summer Camp Employment Application 2017


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Regeneron Mill Creek SDEIS

To download all SDEIS files click here

Park Information and Pavilion Rentals

Park Rules and Regulations last update 2017
Dog Park Rules
For Pavilion Rentals and Park Questions call 477-4194
Facility Use Form and Pavilion Rates:
Facility Use Application
Beer/Wine Permit Application 

Standard Workday Resolution

2016 Standard Work Day Resolution

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