Public Hearing - 12/9/2020

Please be advised that the Town Board will meet tonight, Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 6:00 PM via Zoom to host a Public Hearing as referenced in the  12/9/2020 Public Hearing Notice published on the website.  The Town Board's monthly Pre-Board meeting scheduled for tonight has been cancelled.  Please review the following information for accessing tonight's Public Hearing.



PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the TOWN BOARD of the Town of East Greenbush will hold a public hearing on December 9, 2020 beginning at 6:00 P.M. to consider the following matter(s):

The Town Board will receive comment on a proposed local law amending section 2.7.3(B) of the Comprehensive Zoning Law, to provide that religious facilities will be a permitted use within the commercial business district (B-2).

Section 2.7.3(B) sets forth the permitted uses in the B-2 zone. Those permitted uses do not include religious facilities such as churches, synagogues, mosques and other religious facilities. The local law would amend that section of the zoning law to make such facilities a permitted use within that zone. The local law also amends a chart within the zoning law setting forth permitted uses in the various zones in the Town of East Greenbush, to reflect that religious facilities would now be a permitted use in the B-2 zone.

A copy of the local law may be inspected at the Office of the Town Clerk during regular business hours. A copy of the proposed local law is also available on the Town’s website.

Pursuant to Executive Order No. 202.1, issued by Governor Cuomo on March 12, 2020, and advisories issued by Federal, State and Local officials related to the COVID-19 virus, the TOWN BOARD will convene the public hearing remotely as follows:

The Public Hearing will commence at 6:00 PM and shall be conducted through the use of Zoom, a web-based video conferencing tool with local, desktop client and smartphone applications that will allow Board members and the public to participate electronically and remotely by audio and with or without a video connection. The meeting will also be live streamed on the Town’s YouTube Channel.

To access the Board’s public hearing, you have several options:

1. Go to and download the free application. Once downloaded, enter 829 4423 7761 as the “Join Meeting” invitation code. 
2. Click on
3. With a smartphone, utilize one click id: +16468769923,,82944237761# US (New York).
4. Call +1 646 876 9923 with your phone, and then enter Meeting ID: 829 4423 7761. 

Important notes for voice-only participants: Please note that when dialing in (voice only) you may experience time on hold until being admitted to the meeting. To protect the privacy of your phone number please call in dialing *67 before +1 646 876 9923.

To view the Live Steam, go to the Town’s YouTube Channel.

Please note that this public hearing will be conducted remotely only and will not be held at Town Hall, which is currently closed. Please be patient upon joining the meeting. You will be provided instructions on how to deliver your comments once in the meeting.

Pursuant to Executive Order No. 202.1, this meeting will be recorded and transcribed and posted to the Town’s website.

Written comments may be submitted to the TOWN BOARD by email to or by mail to the TOWN Board, Town of East Greenbush, 225 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, New York 12144 at any time prior to the hearing.

DATED November 20, 2020