Supervisor's Report Through 6/26/2014


From the desk of:

       Keith A. Langley, Supervisor

                            Town of East Greenbush

“Go confidently in the direction of your DREAMS.  Live the life you’ve imagined.”

With local high school students scheduled to celebrate the achievement of their success, I would like to congratulate all students who are graduating this weekend.  This is an accomplishment that will allow for a future of possibilities.  To local college students who have graduated in the past month, and to all of our community members moving up this year, congratulations.  You are the future, and from everyone at Town Hall, we wish you the best of luck.

On June 4, 2014, the Town held the Spotlight on Youth awards ceremony for youth in our community.  Award recipients are nominated by a teacher or administrator for their hard work, dedication and for what they contribute to the community.  This year we had a great group of students that we presented awards to.  Congratulations and best of luck to each of you, keep up the hard work. 

I would also like to acknowledge Officer Dan Keegan on his retirement from the Town of East Greenbush. As a member of the East Greenbush Police Department since 1991, we are grateful for your hard work and dedication throughout the years.  You will be missed among the ranks, best of luck in your future endeavors.

Each month I try to keep everyone up to date on projects in our community.  Currently, the biggest project that we have going on in Town is the Waste Water Treatment Plant project.  This project is currently in progress and we continue to remain on track with Phase 1.  To see more on this project please check our monthly update (Link).  For residents in the Prospect Heights neighborhood, you should have already received a notice regarding the Slip Lining project taking place in your area over the next seven weeks.  This work, along with the WWTP project will help the Town move on from any issues we have experienced in the past.

If you have driven past the old KFC or the old Planet Fitness location you may have noticed some renovations or work being done.  Starbucks, which is under construction in the old KFC building, and Peebles in the old Planet Fitness location are both currently under construction and we hope to see them opened by this fall.

With summer here, I would like to remind everyone to be cautious with the heat and humidity.  Be mindful of your pets and elderly neighbors.  Teach your children the importance of water safety and the rules of the pool.  We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable summer.  The start of summer also means the start of our summer camp program.  I would like to thank Jessica Lansing, and her staff, for their hard work in organizing the summer camp program.  It looks like the youth attending the program will have an enjoyable summer with all the activities planned!

A Message from the Department of Public Works
We hope that everyone is safe after yesterday's storm.  Please note that we have crews out today, Thursday, July 3rd to begin clean-up efforts following the storm.  Crews will be out over the next week or so until the debris is cleaned up.  If you have immediate concerns regarding safety hazards, trees in roads, please contact the Highway garage 477-6103.  For other concerns, such as wires down, please contact the Police Department 479-1212.

Attention Homeowners: Prospect Heights Neighborhood
A private contract has been hired by the Town to clean, televise and line the sanitary sewers in your neighborhood.  This work will take about 6-7 weeks to complete.  They will be starting the week of June 16th by cleaning some streets.  Notices of work will be put in your door for upcoming work on your street.  The Town has done this before and there have been no complaints.

You will be asked not to use your toilets or drains for several hours on the day your street will be worked on.

The following streets are included for work:
Ridge Road, Pine Street, Oak Street, Poplar Street, Orchard Street, Acorn Avenue, Prospect Heights Avenue, Manistee Street, Newbury Street, May Street, Linden Avenue, Grove Street, Neptune Street, Highland View, Cliff Avenue, Alpine Street, Moulds Avenue,  Orchard Avenue, Chestnut Court, Pinegrove Street, 

If you have any questions, please contact the Town's Water and Sewer Department for help at 518.477.9367.
Prospect Heights Slip Lining Project: Notice
Prospect Heights Slip Lining Project: 1 week notice 
Waste Water Treatment Plant Report from Supervisor Langley

Now that construction is officially underway, I am happy to bring you the monthly construction progress updates on the Waste Water Treatment Plant.  Progress is made every week.  Every other week, I, along with the Commissioner of Public Works, the Building Inspector, attend Construction progress meetings.  During these meetings we go over general construction, safety,  administrative, scheduling, and site concerns.  These meetings are important because we are able to identify any issues early on in the process and get them addressed as soon as possible.

So far, we are on track with Phase 1 for completion by the end of the year.   I will continue to provide updates as they become available.

May 2014 WWTP Update 
June 2014 WWTP Update 

East Greenbush- Site Design Guidelines

In 2013 the Town Board, with funding from the Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC), established an advisory committee to help develop design guidelines for the Columbia Turnpike and U.S. Route 4 corridors. This initiative is intended to continue the Town’s effort to transform these corridors into thriving community spaces that provide residents and businesses with safe and sustainable places to live, work, and play. The advisory committee is charged with developing community-based site design strategies and to provide recommendations to the Town Board. To date, the advisory committee has hosted two public workshops, a property owners focus group meeting, and interviewed may stakeholders in order to maximize public input. Below are links to the draft plan and April 7th public workshop presentation. The advisory committee is asking all that are interested to provide their feedback prior to finalizing the plan. For more information about the East Greenbush Site Design Guidelines plan, please contact Paul Cummings of The Chazen Companies, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (518) 824-1930.

Draft East Greenbush Site Design Guidelines Plan link:


 Public Workshop Presentation link:


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  • 8/05/2014 6-8PM - Music in the Park- Fast Company Classics
  • 8/12/2014 6-8PM - Music in the Park- Carmine Dio
  • 8/12/2014 7:30PM - ZBA Meeting
  • 8/13/2014 7:00PM - Planning Board Meeting 
  • 8/14/2014 4:00PM - Pre-Board Meeting 
  • 8/19/2014 6-8PM - Music in the Park- Patsy Cline Experience
  • 8/20/2014 7:00PM - Town Board Meeting 
  • 8/26/2014 7:30PM - ZBA Meeting 
  • 8/26/2014 6-8PM - Music in the Park- Winchester & Young
  • 8/27/2014 7:00PM - Planning Board Meeting 

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