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.
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:
Hydrant/Water Main Flushing Schedule
General Water District
April 20 - MON – 3rd Ave Ext.and all streets off it. Deer Run Development, Birchwood Development, Flora Circle, Oriel Lane and August Gate Development.
April 21-TUES - Route 4 (Troy Rd) and all streets off it, Thompson Hill Rd. Rd., Tech Valley Dr., Paul and Glaz St., Old Red Mill Rd., Red Mill Estates, Luther Rd., Donna Lynn, Columbia Dr., Old Troy Road ending at Iroquois Pl.
April 22 - WED - All streets on north side of 9/20 between Elliot Rd and Schodack Town line.Albany Pl., Tamarack Ln., Greenwood Dr., Electric Ave. , Horizonview Dr., Includes Huntswood Est.
Arpil 23 - THU - All streets on south side of 9/20 from Schodack Town Line Middlesex, Van Buren, Bloomingdale, Hays Rd.,Taylor Estates, Kriss Krossing, Short end of Phillips Rd., Gilligan Rd. Ternan Ave,.
April 24- FRI - Phillips Rd., Sherwood Park and Woodland Park, 9/20 and Barber Dr., Celeste Dr.,to Ridge Rd to Rensselaer City line, Prospect Heights, Clinton Pk, City line including all streets off it.
Hampton Manor Water District **Please Note the Difference from Previous Years**
April 28 TUES -Complete flushing Hampton Manor Water District including Lakeview Ave.
Flushing will begin at 8:00 am. During flushing, water pressure will be reduced. Water may become discolored due to iron and manganese deposits in the mains. Residents should limit their use of water for cooking and laundering during flushing in their areas.
East Greenbush Water Department
Spring Clean Up for Residents of the Town of East Greenbush
The East Greenbush Highway Department will be picking up bags of leaves and 4ft bundles of brush for the following Mondays starting:
April 6, 2015
April 13, 2015
April 20, 2015
April 27, 2015
May 4, 2015
If your bags/brush are not picked up on Monday the Highway Department will be back the next business day.
ALL BRUSH MUST BE TIED IN 4 FT BUNDLES ONLY
Please do not put brush/bags in ditch lines or on top of catch basins.
Any questions please contact the East Greenbush Highway Department at 477-6103
Anthony Corellis, Commissioner
Dan Fiacco, Deputy-Commissioner
Department of Public Works.
Our Department of Public Works employees have been working countless hours to clean up after the snow and repairing water main breaks. I would like to take a minute to thank each and every one on my team that has been working hard to clean up and repair where necessary around Town. I would also like to thank the residents for their patience as we work hard to clean their streets and repair the pipes.
Since Sunday, February 15th, our Water Department, along with other DPW employees, have fixed water main breaks on Prospect Heights Ave, Mill Run, Holly Circle, Pinehurst Ave, Oregon Ave, Red Mill Road, Adams Ave and Parkview Ave. If any additional breaks occur in Town due to the cold weather we will be sure to post updates.
Thank you again for your patience. And thank you to all employees of the Department of Public Works and their families for their long hours during this cold.
~Anthony Corellis, Commissioner of Public Works