Supervisor’s Report – September 5, 2017

The opening days of the school year bring energy and excitement to Town. I hope everyone – parents, teachers, administrators and students – has a great year!

In the next two weeks there will be a number of important public meetings at Town Hall:

On Wednesday, September 13th, the Town Board’s pre-board meeting will begin with a presentation on the Albany-Hudson Electric Trail by Andy Beers of Hudson Greenway. Mr. Beers will respond to a series of questions proposed by residents, and discuss the progress of the project. For more information on the trail route and development, residents should consult the website www.ahettrail.org.

On Monday, September 18th, the Town Board will host a 2018 Town Budget Workshop. With the assistance of my Director of Finance, Meaghan Hart, and our Town Comptroller, George Phillips, I will show how we assemble the Town Budget and determine the tax rate. A Town Budget is a complex document and we want residents to be able to interpret and question the numbers that will be presented in the Tentative Budget that will be available for review on the Town website on October 2, 2017.

This month’s Town Board meeting has been moved up a day from its usual Wednesday slot and will be held on Tuesday, September 19th so that we can honor the celebration of Rosh Hashanah which begins at Sundown on the 20th. In addition to our regular business, we will be holding another public Workshop at the end of the Town Board meeting. This one will consider issues from our efforts to update our Employees Handbook.

To the residents of Hampton Manor: we are getting close to having the results of the engineering review of the Hampton Manor water system. Once we have had a chance to analyze the results we’ll call a public meeting so we can present the findings to residents of the Manor. That will allow everyone to provide input on next steps for the improvement of the quality of water in Hampton Manor.