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Supervisor Message – June 27, 2016

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 After six months in office, it’s time to take a look at some of what has been achieved by the new Town Board.

 We implemented a difficult and long overdue sewer rate increase after intensive analysis and a series of public hearings.  We’ve overhauled the planning department with a series of excellent appointments and an emphasis on the use of in-house resources instead of expensive consultants. We created a formal system for tracking and spending Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) fees so that infrastructure issues can be addressed and our parks revitalized.  Efforts to improve the Hampton Manor Park have included a volunteer cleanup, new playground equipment, the return of the gazebo, a new mural and rebuilt chimney for the Lakehouse, and a developing plan for a new walkway.  We’re seeking grants to improve the Town Park and are investigating the possibility of restoring swimming to the pond in the Park.

 We restored the question and answer format to Town Board meetings and added public comment to pre-Board meetings. We’ve established an Honor a Veteran Program. We’ve held several meetings with residents of Hampton Manor concerning the drinking water in the Manor.  Efforts to revitalize Columbia Turnpike include a Rapid Action Plan that will incentivize redevelopment of small businesses, redrafting of the Town’s Building Code and Zoning Ordinance to facilitate a stronger code enforcement program, and working with landowners to improve appearances.  The Weathervane is gone.  We signed a new contract with our Police Officers and hope to do the same soon with our DPW employees and the Bruen Rescue Squad.  We’ve modernized the information technology in Town Hall by replacing our obsolete servers and purchasing new computers.

 What’s next?  We’re preparing for an independent audit of the Town’s finances for 2015.

Our summer camp opens on July 5th and once again it is fully enrolled.  Road paving is scheduled for July 25-27.  In August we’ll pass a new Code of Ethics, one that will further remove politics from the business of our Town government.  We’re researching accounting software for the Town Comptroller and new designs for our website.  There’s much to be done but we’re excited about what has been achieved to date.

 
Employment Opportunities

Commissioner of Public Works
http://eastgreenbush.org/news/945-commissioner-of-public-works-position-opening

Chief Sewage Treatment Plant Operator – Type A Plant
Job Description:Chief Sewage Treatment Plant Operator – Type A Plant

Building Inspector
http://eastgreenbush.org/component/content/article/957

Assessor
http://eastgreenbush.org/component/content/article/71-assessor/959-town-assessor-job-posting-
Assessor Job Description

Employment Application
RENSCO Civil Service Employment Application

 
Notice of Special Meeting

The Town Board of the Town of East Greenbush has scheduled a special meeting for Tuesday,
June 28, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at Town Hall, 225 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, NY 12144, to go into executive session to discuss contract negotiations with CSEA, Local 1000 AFSCME, AFL-CIO.

 By Orders of The Town Board,

Kimberly Carlock, Town Clerk

 
Summer Camp Registration Closed
We are no longer accepting applications for summer camp.  We are completely full.  If you would like to be put on a waiting list you may call the office at 477-4194.
Please do not mail in a registration form at this time.  Your child will not be registered.
 
Hampton Manor Park Updates
We are moving along with the clean-up of Hampton Manor Park. This spring we began with a clean-up day adding mulch, placing the new gazebo, painting four square courts, taking down dangerous playground equipment ,planting flowers, and the CHS Art Club beginning the mural. The Parks maintenance staff has worked on getting the chimney repaired, painting the building, and working on landscaping. This past week the new playground equipment was installed and yesterday the mural was completed. We are nearing the end, but not quite there yet. We are getting ready to build a walkway through the park and around the playground with access to the park from two locations. The walkway will be wheelchair accessible and allow for use of the playground from a wheelchair. We will be adding some nature features, taking down parts of the fence. Finishing off the tennis court areas and painting the old equipment. We are hoping to order some swings and possibly one more piece of equipment. Each step requires funding and a process. What may seem like slow progress is just thoroughly following each step and all that is required. We hope that everyone enjoys the upgrades to the park and will assist us in keeping it in good shape. Once complete, we will be moving on to the Town Park Next. Thank you to the entire community for all of your support.
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Upcoming Events

Dates & Times are subject to change
ZBA Schedule    Planning Board Schedule     Town Board Schedule
 

  • June 28th - 7:30 PM Zoning Board Meeting Cancelled
  • June 29th- 7:00 PM Ethics Board meets with Town Board
  • July 4th- HOLIDAY TOWN HALL OFFICES CLOSED
  • July 5th- Summer Camp Begins 

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.

Summer Camp

2016 Info is Here!!
Weekly themes, NYS DEC Fishery Dept weekly instruction, weekly library trips, Camp Council for older campers, CIT Program, and so much more!  

Check out our page for more info or call 477-4194

Camp Themes and Information 2016 

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Camp Registration 2016
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Town Hall
225 Columbia Turnpike
Rensselaer, NY 12144
(518) 477-4775 phone
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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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Park Rental

We are now accepting reservations for park pavilion rentals for  the 2016 season.
Please call The Community and Recreation Department for reservations and information.
477-4194
Park Information

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.

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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