Supervisor’s Report – September 21, 2018

We were excited at the news that Regeneron will be adding 1,500 new jobs at its Tempel Lane Campus in Town. Regeneron is one of the most innovative companies in the country and we’re very proud that East Greenbush is home to an important component of their international operations.We’re currently working with them to facilitate the development of the site on Tempel Lane and we look forward to a continuing successful partnership with the fastest growing employer in the Capital Region.

Hampton Manor made the transition to Troy water on September 5th and so far everything has gone as planned. We have had to delay the installation of water meters in the Manor until the first of the year. Water line replacement on Washington and Madison Avenues is scheduled to begin in early October. In the next few weeks we’ll announce the date for a public hearing on the consolidation of the Hampton Manor and General Water districts. At that time we should have the pricing structure in place. The Town Board has put a lot of effort into improving the water quality for Hampton Manor residents and those efforts have begun to bear fruit.

At its September meeting, the Town Board hosted a presentation by MJ Engineering on the process and timetable for updating our Comprehensive Plan. In the coming weeks we’ll announce a Steering Committee made up of residents, business people and other stakeholders. This Committee will help spearhead the development of the new Plan. East Greenbush is growing at an unprecedented rate and we need to get a handle on land use trends and learn how we can best move into the future. We need to find a balance that will address the congestion on Route 4 and the need for revitalization on Columbia Turnpike, as well as the proper balance between maintaining our beautiful open spaces and promoting smart growth. There will be ample opportunity for residents to participate in the process and I encourage everyone to do so.