From the desk of:
Keith A. Langley, Supervisor
Town of East Greenbush
I would like to start this Supervisor’s report by commending the hard work and dedication of our Department of Public Works. The men and women of this department have been working very hard to keep up with not only scheduled projects and tasks, but also storm clean up and water main breaks. On at least one occasion, the team worked for 27 hours to fix a water main break. They also worked for two hard weeks to clean up all the debris from the storm that tore through East Greenbush in early July. Now the department is hard at work preparing for the winter season with trimming back trees, cleaning out catch basins and repairing a number of roads throughout Town. Keep up the hard work; we look forward to seeing all that you accomplish!
Another department that has been working hard and receiving lots of positive feedback is our Department of Community and Recreational Services. Our camp has been very active this summer with the alternative sign up options that we offered, allowing families to choose which weeks of camp they wanted to go for. They could choose only one week or all six, which many families appreciated because they were able to work around their scheduled summer vacations. The camp also received a visit from Rensselaer County Department for Youth, who oversees all programs in Rensselaer County, and they found our program to be very well run with GREAT reviews on the supervisor of the camp. I would not only like to thank Jessica and Tracie for their hard work organizing the camp, but also ALL of the camp staff. I hope that you all have a great last week of camp and look forward to seeing you return next year! Best of luck in school this year!
Around Town you will have noticed that the Starbucks opened where KFC used to be. They did a great job with the work on that building, and from what I’ve seen driving past, it’s always busy. A little further down Routes 9 & 20 you will see the beautiful façade work that has been done to the front of Peebles in the Price Chopper Plaza. We expect the store to be open mid-September. A little further down the road, the Waste Water Treatment Plant project remains on schedule. We hope to bring you a detailed update report within the next week.
Inside Town Hall, throughout all departments, employees are hard at work developing their budget and getting everything to the Director of Finance and the Comptroller. Our team is hard at work putting together another zero increase budget.
We hope that everyone is enjoying summer. Be safe and stay cool.