Supervisor's Report Through 8/8/2014


 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.

Busy Month for DPW
On July 2nd, parts of the Town of East Greenbush were hit Straight Line Winds during a thunderstorm that hit in the afternoon.  Department of Public Works, along with the local Fire Departments and Police Department were dispatched to assist in the storm clean up.  Thank you to everyone who helped out during this time.  
(Pictures courtesy of Marty Miller - East Greenbush Fire)
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DPW - Water Department on the Job
On July 10th, our Water Department was hard at work for 27 hours to repair a break in a 36-inch transmission main from Troy to East Greenbush.  Our crew was able to do this with no loss of service to the residents of East Greenbush.  We are very grateful for their hard work during this time! Thank you to the team that worked on this, keep up the good work! 
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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 
July 2014 WWTP Update 

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 

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