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Supervisor's Report through July 16, 2015

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From the desk of:

          Keith A. Langley, Supervisor

                            Town of East Greenbush

 

I hope that everyone is having a great summer.  So far, our summer at Town Hall and throughout our various Departments within the Town has been busy.  We have had a great first two weeks at camp.  From calls that we have received and in talking to summer camp staff, camp is yet again a huge success! I would like to thank all counselors and the campers for being a part of our camp this year!

It is that time of year where we begin putting together the annual Town Budget.  Departments are hard at work generating their budget proposals.  Over the past few years we have made progress paying back the money the general fund borrowed from the sewer fund in the amount of $1 million. In 2014, the Town was able to increase cash funds by over $2 million from $3.1 to $5.3.  The General fund improving from $750,000 in 2013 to $1,000,000 in 2014.  This was not done overnight.  It was accomplished by:

-Strict management of the Town funds and spending.  We stopped spending what we did not have, meaning we receipted the revenue before we spent it.

-GEIS fees were recorded properly, no longer put into a “reserve” account.  Escrow funds were appropriately allocated to pay for developers instead of the tax payer funds.

-Our revenues were also greater than anticipated,

                    -Mortgage tax was approximately $96,000 greater than budgeted,

                    -Building Inspection collected fees in the amount of approximately $97,000 over

                    -Sales Tax Revenue was approximately $170,000 over amount budgeted

We are in a much better position than when I took office in January 2012, and we still have more work to do, but it can be done if we continue being responsible.

 

On Monday, July 13, 2015, I had the privilege of attending the swearing in ceremony of the three newest recruits to the East Greenbush Police Department.  It was great to be a part of this ceremony.  At a Special Town Board meeting held on July 9, 2015, Josh Witko, Jessica Pastore and Ed Ashley were appointed by the Board to the Police Department.  Both Josh and Jessica are graduates of Columbia High School and started the Police Academy this week and we wish them lots of luck! Ed is a lateral transfer from Fort Plain Police Department and will begin with the East Greenbush Police Department in August.  We are looking forward to having each one of these officers on our Police Force representing the Town.

  

   

I hope that everyone enjoys the rest of their summer.  Stay safe and have fun.

 
Attention Parents of Week 4 Campers
Attention Parents of Campers:

With high heat index temps today and tomorrow 7/28 and 7/29 We will be leaving camp to some air conditioning for the afternoons.
Today 7/28 we will leave camp at approximately noon and go to the Clinton Heights Fire House for some fun games and a movie.
Tomorrow 7/29 we will leave camp at approximately noon and go to the Bowling Alley for some bowling fun and games.
Both days we will return to camp for dismissal and after care hours.
Thank You.
 
DPW Quarterly Report
The Department of Public Works has been hard at work this year.  See what they have been up to by viewing the Quarterly Report.
2015 2nd Quarter Progress Report
 
Summer Camp Updates Tues. 7/14/15
Attention Parents:
We will be taking a heat break this afternoon.  At approximately 12 p.m. we will be going to the Clinton Heights Fire Hall to watch a movie and play games.  We will return to camp for dismissal.
 
END OF SUMMER BASH 2015!
Town of East Greenbush Town Festival
August 29th 2015 11-4 pm   4-6 Activities  6-8 Live Concert!

If you want to participate and join our growing list of vendors send us your form today!
We are now accepting vendor applications for craft vendors, food vendors, etc.
We also have an Adopt a Game Program for any organizations looking to do a children's activity!
Please see links below for more info.
For questions give us a call! 477-4194
icon Adopt a Game Project
icon Vendor Application-Town Festival
icon Festival Flyer
 

Upcoming Events

Dates & Times are subject to change
ZBA Schedule    Planning Board Schedule     Town Board Schedule
  • July 15 - 7PM - Town Board Meeting
  • July 20 - Summer Camp Week 3
  • July 22 - 7PM - Planning Board Meeting
  • July 27 - Summer Camp Week 4
  • July 28 - 7:30 PM - ZBA Meeting
  • Aug 3 - Summer Camp Week 5
  • Aug 4 - 6-8PM - Doc Scanlon Trio
  • Aug 10 - Summer Camp Week 6
  • Aug 11 - 7:30PM - ZBA Meeting
  • Aug 11 - 6-8PM - Winchester & Young
  • Aug 12 - 7PM - Planning Board
  • Aug 13 - 4PM - Pre-Board Meeting
  • Aug 18 - 6-8PM - Marty Wendell
  • Aug 19 - 7PM - Town Board Meeting
  • Aug 25 - 7:30PM - ZBA Meeting
  • Aug 25 - 6-8PM - Carmine Dio
  • Aug 26 - 7PM - Planning Board Meeting
  • Aug 29 - 11-8PM - End of Summer Bash 2015

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Rensselaer, NY 12144
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