Supervisor’s Report October 5, 2016

Yesterday it was my privilege to present the 2017 Tentative Budget to the Town Board.  I believe it’s a fair document that will allow us to effectively provide essential Town services while maintaining an approach that is fiscally prudent and safeguards the use of taxpayer funds. Revenue projections are conservative with no increases projected for the County Sales Tax or the State Aid Mortgage Tax. The amount of total taxes to be levied is $9,043,857.00, a tax increase of 0.9%.  This tax increase keeps us substantially below the New York State Property Tax Cap.

 The 2017 Tentative Budget includes funding for:

 Accounting software and audits;

  • License Plate Reader, Radar Trailer and two new vehicles for the Police Department;
  • 5 new positions for DPW – one in the Water Department, two at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, two in the Highway Department (one mechanic);
  • $500,000 for the Luther Road sidewalk project; this is taken from fund balance in the General Fund with the understanding that 80% of the costs of this project will be reimbursed by the State of New York;
  • Repayment of $683,794 in inter-fund borrowing from the General Fund;
  • New Police and CSEA contract settlements;
  • Security windows for the Receiver of Taxes and Town Clerk’s offices;

 For the first time, GEIS fees that have been collected since December 2015 are described separately on the Analysis of Fund Balance page.  Funds for the Ambulance District have been held constant pending the negotiation of a new contract with the W.F. Bruen Rescue Squad. The salaries of elected officials remain the same with the exception of a 6.7% increase for the Town Justices.  The Town Justices have not received a raise since 2007 despite a significant increase in their caseload since then.

 The Tentative Budget was prepared by the Town Supervisor, Director of Finance and the Town Comptroller.  The next step in the budget process is for the Town Board as a whole to assess the Tentative Budget, make changes and prepare the Preliminary Budget. The Preliminary Budget will be put before residents in a Public Hearing.  The Town Board will then prepare the Final Budget and approve it at the November 16th Town Board meeting.

 The Tentative Budget is available through the link below.
2017 Tentative Budget  


Public Notice: Special Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the East Greenbush Town Board will be holding a Special Meeting on Monday, October 24th at 6:00 pm.  at The East Greenbush Town Hall, 225 Columbia Turnpike East Greenbush, NY. to approve the Preliminary Budget and attend to other matters.

By orders of the Town Board

Kimberly Carlock, Town Clerk

Hydrant/Water Main Flushing Schedule


October, 2016

General Water District

October 17 - MON – 3rd Ave Ext. and all streets off it. Deer Run Development, Birchwood Development, Flora Circle, Oriel Lane and August Gate Development.

October 18-TUE - 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.

October 19 - 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.

October 20 - 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,.

October 21- FRI - Phillips Rd., Sherwood Park and Woodland Park   9/20 and Barber Dr., Celeste Dr.,to Ridge Rd to Rensselaer City line, Prospect Hghts., Clinton Pk., City Line including all streets off it.

Hampton Manor Water District

October 25 TUESDAY - 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

(518) 477-9367

Public Hearings Rescheduled
The Public Hearing originally scheduled for Wednesday, October 19, 2016 have been rescheduled for November 16, 2016.  
The following Public Hearing were for: 
- Ratify and Affirm the Town of East Greenbush Land Subdivision Regulations and Further Amend Section 4 of the Town of East Greenbush Land Subdivision Regulations

Fall Shredder Day with City of Rensselaer
The Town of East Greenbush teams up with the City of Rensselaer for Fall Shredder Day.
November 5th 2016
10 AM-1 PM
62 Washington Street Rensselaer, NY
Do you have confidential papers and files you need to dispose of?
See the link to flyer below. 
Fall Shredder Day with Rensselaer 

Upcoming Events

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

  • Oct 4 - 4:00 PM Special Mtg - Budget Distrubition
  • Oct 11 - 7:30 PM Zoning Board Meeting-Cancelled
  • Oct 12 - 7:00 PM Planning Board Meeting
  • Oct 12 - 6:00 PM - Pre-Board
  • Oct 17 - 7:00 PM - Ethics Board Meeting
  • Oct 19 - 7:00 PM - Town Board Meeting
  • Oct 22 - 10 AM - 2 PM - Drug Take Back Day
  • Oct 25 - 7:30 PM Zoning Board Meeting
  • Oct 26 - 7:00 PM Planning Board Meeting-Tentative
  • Oct 31 - 10 AM - 12 PM - Toddler Halloween Party 

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
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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.
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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