With winter and snow bearing down on us, the Highway Department requests that if you regularly park your car on a town road, it be moved in the event of a snowstorm prior to the roads needing to be plowed.
This small act wll help keep the roads safe for everyone all winter. Thank you for your assistance.
Stuyvesant is located in the northwest corner of Columbia County on the eastern bank of the Hudson River. It is bordered by Rensselaer County to the north, the Town of Kinderhook to the east, and the Town of Stockport to the south.
A town of approximately 2,300 people, Stuyvesant is an agricultural community dotted with single family residences and small businesses. The predominance of farming within the community has left its rural character much the same as it's been for over the last 100 years. Stuyvesant's bucolic landscape belies the fact that it is located less than 20 miles south of the state capital of Albany, New York. Centrally located in the state and the region, the town is approximately two and a half hours from both New York City and Boston.
The Town Board adopted the 2015 Town Budget at the conclusion of the Public Hearing held on November 6, 2014. The budget had a .7324% increase or $2900. The Supervisor reports that the Town Tax Rate will go from $2.17/$1,000 in 2014 to $2.16/$1,000 in the 2015 budget.
Copies of the budget are available to be downloaded from the website or from the Town Clerk.
I have finally found a few moments in a busy schedule to write up a summary of town activities as promised. The following is a quick outline for the past few months.
In February we bid out some construction work to be down at the Town’s Railroad station, to be accomplished with grant money we have qualified for from the DOT. These funds, although they are administered by NYSDOT, are Federal funds. Therefore we must comply with a whole host of Federal regulations, much the same as if we were building a 3 million dollar bridge. Needless to say, although we accepted a low bid we still are awaiting contractors to be onsite, but we are making progress. Hopefully early next Spring we get this project underway.
The Public Service Commission made a presentation to the Town Board regarding the NYS Energy Solution program that the Governor began. Several power companies put together plans to achieve the goals of this project, only later to find out that rules may have changed. This led to court challenges for much of the summer. Most recently there has been some good information released that challenges the need for this project. I continue to keep informed as to the process and its potential effect to Stuyvesant and/or the rest of Columbia County.