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Supervisor's Report through 4/16/2015

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From the desk of:

Keith A. Langley, Supervisor

Town of East Greenbush

 

 

It looks like spring has finally sprung, and after this long winter, I am happy to see it.  If you’re like me, you’re happy to be putting the snow behind you, and enjoying every sunny moment that we have.  I know I have said it a few times over that past few months, but I cannot reiterate enough how grateful we are for the hard work and long hours the Department of Public Works employees put in to clean up after the snow and with countless water main breaks.  They worked hard, and deserve to be recognized for their efforts.

With spring in the air, it is a good time to be thinking about summer and the great things the Town has to offer.  Our Summer Camp program is shaping up to have another great year.  Be sure to check out the Community and Recreations page to discover the great programs that your children may be interested in. Another great piece of news from the Community and Recreations Department and the DPW, is that at the April Town Board meeting, the Board unanimously approved the addition of a basketball court to the Town Park.  This will be a great addition to our Park.

Another great feature that we have to offer the Town is a program that we’re testing out with our Website hosting company.  You can sign up for text updates on great events taking place with the Department of Community and Recreation and Summer Camp, as well as emergency updates.  The updates will keep you up to date on community events, summer camp important messages and snow emergencies, water main breaks etc.  We are actively seeking feedback with these features so please let us know what you think!

We are working hard on finalizing the Annual Update Report (AUD) for submission by May 1, 2015.  I look forward to sharing the results with you as they become available.  While there is the concept of a “broken” accounting system, I want you to know that we are able to process and manage accounts effectively, just not as efficiently as we would prefer.

With this warm weather that has rolled through the area, please use caution while driving through our neighborhoods.  Many residents are taking advantage of the mild weather by being outdoors for walking and young children playing.

I hope that you all enjoy your spring! Until next time, be well.

 

 
Town Hall Closed
Town Hall will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observation of Memorial Day.  We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday,

Please have a safe and Happy Memorial Day weekend,
 
Department of Public Works - Lawn Repairs
The Department of Public works does their best to not damage the residents property when snowplowing or when doing repairs or maintenance to water, drainage and sewer lines.  Each spring we head back out after the winter months and do the lawn repairs.  We grade out the area, seed it and lay straw down.  However, we don’t have the means of returning to water the area as needed.  We are asking the residents help in the repair process and water the areas on their property.

Department of Public Works
 
Public Notice - Special Election Fire District #1
SPECIAL ELECTION OF THE FIRE DISTRICT NO.1 OF THE TOWN OF EAST GREENBUSH
JUNE 16, 2015

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Fire District No. 1 of the Town of East Greenbush, are hereby given holding a Sepcial Election on June 16th, 2015 between the hours of 6:00pm and 9:00pm at Fire Distritct No. 1 of the Town of East Greenbush W.F. Bruen Hose Company firehouse located at 207 Columbia Turnpike Rensselaer, New York 12144 for the puprose of voting on a resolution passed by the Board of Fire Commissioners on May 14, 2015 to acquire two (2) vehicles to be used in the prevention and suppression of fire within the area protected by the Fire District No. 1 of the Town of East Greenbush at a cost not to exceed $833,768.72 by transferring a sum of money not to exceed permissive referndum pursuant to 6-g of the General Municipal Law and to enter into an Installment Purchase Contract pursuant to Section 109-b of the General Municipal Law in an amount not to exceed $102,069.22 annually with an interest rate of 3.09% to be paid over seven years for the purposes of acquring said vehicles.

All voters registered with the Rensselaer County Board of Elections on or before May 24, 2015, who are residents of the fire district for thirty (30) days preceding the election, shall be eligible to vote.
 
Community & Recreation - Text Message Updates
Want to receive updates without having to check our website? It is now possible with a trial that we are hosting for GroupText.pro through our website hosting company Web Instinct. During this trial you will be able to receive updates from our Community and Recreations Department to start. To stay up to date on Department news, such as community events, Music in the Park, Saturday in the Park you can do that easily by texting COMMUNITY to 518-249-6165. Please note that standard text message fees may apply.
Interested in Summer Camp? Need reminders about paperwork and registration? Sending your child and want to know if there are any changes in scheduling due to weather? Text CAMP to 518-249-6165. Please note that standard text message fees may apply.
For emergency updates- like if there is a water main break in your area, snow emergency, etc., please text EMERGENCY  to 518-249-6165. Please note that standard text message fees may apply.
Within the next few weeks we may be adding addition text groups that will allow for other departments to send out texts. As always we are interested in your feedback regarding the website. Please share with us what type of groups you may be interested in. Once you start receiving text messages, please let us know what you think! Email feedback to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 

Upcoming Events

Dates & Times are subject to change
ZBA Schedule    Planning Board Schedule     Town Board Schedule
  • 4/28/15 7:30 PM- ZBA Meeting
  • 5/06/15 7:00 PM- Ethics Board Workshop - 7:30 PM Meeting
  • 5/12/15 7:30 PM- ZBA Meeting
  • 5/13/15 7:00 PM- Planning Board Meeting
  • 5/14/15 4:00 PM- Pre- Board Meeting
  • 5/20/15 7:00 PM- Town Board Meeting 
  • 5/26/15 7:30 PM- ZBA Meeting
  • 5/27/15 7:00 PM- Planning Board Meeting

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Annual Water Quality Report

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2014 General Water Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

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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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Summer Camp

For Information on Summer Camp and Sports Camp, visit the Community and Recreational Activities page.

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.

Current Assessment Roll

2015 Tentative Assessment Roll

Assessment Information

The Town of East Greenbush partnered with Digital Towpath to develop an online assessment tool, providing more information and data to residents. Learn more here.

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:

 Visit the Zoning Law Category on the document download page.

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