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Supervisor’s Message – May 26, 2016



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 On Saturday (May 28), the Memorial Day Parade will start at 10:00 a.m.  The parade will take off from East Greenbush Bowling Center and end at VFW Post 7338 on Hays Road.  Memorial Day is a day for honoring and remembering those who gave their lives in service to our country.  It is a tradition that began in 1868 as Decoration Day when a group of Civil War veterans decided to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers.  The East Greenbush parade is an exciting event featuring the participation of numerous civic and community groups and, of course, the many residents who come out to join in the festivities and help commemorate our nation’s greatest heroes.

 The second meeting on the quality of water in Hampton Manor was held this week.  There’s a link below for Manor residents to complete the survey designed to gauge the nature and extent of water problems and ascertain opinions on the best way to move forward.  If you live in the Hampton Manor Water District, please take a few minutes to complete the survey.

We’re currently engaged in a significant revision of the Town’s Zoning Ordinance and Building Code to strengthen our ability to effectively enforce Town regulations and begin the process of cleaning up derelict properties, reducing the number of illegal signs, and ensuring that property owners comply with ordinances that emphasize the importance of maintaining the aesthetic appeal of our neighborhoods and commercial zones.

 The Town Board is preparing a major new initiative aimed at revitalizing Columbia Turnpike.  This Rapid Action Plan will include incentives for redevelopment and a strong program of code enforcement.  We will be contacting home and business owners on 9 & 20 to inform them that their properties will be inspected and code violations will not be tolerated.  Next week the old Weathervane building will be demolished, thus marking the beginning of a new program for improving the commercial and visual appeal of our Main Street.  I want to thank the owners of the Weathervane property for their cooperation and civic-mindedness.

 Two Town Hall legends – Tim Boel and Joe Cherubino – retired this month after more than 34 years each working for the people of East Greenbush.  Thanks Tim and Joe.  We wish them both good health and great fortune in their retirements.

 
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 14th- 7:30 PM Zoning Board Meeting
  • June 15th - 8:30 AM Project Review Team Meeting
  • June 15th- 7:00 PM Town Board Meeting
  • June 22nd- 7:00 PM Planning Board Meeting
  • June 28th - 7:30 PM Zoning Board Meeting
  • 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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Rensselaer, NY 12144
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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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