Meeting of May 9, 2013

Picture 3Meeting at Quigley’s Restaurant, 593 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush.

Attending (12): Peter Brown, Murray Forth, Pat Bailey, Debbie Brown, Jim Leyhane, Dick Drumm, Charlie Foote, Doris Calamaras, Dean Calamaras, Carole Spencer, Rob Mangold, Stewart Wagner (2 reservations were no-shows).

Guests (2): Sue Mangold, Phil Malone.

Announcements/Business:

• Peter still is working on getting current RYLA students to attend an SRC meeting this year. The club has agreed to continue supporting the RYLA program.

• The 33rd annual Rotary Run is next Sunday. Shirts are on order. Packet preparation will be next Saturday at 10 a.m. (the Brown residence on Clove Road).  There will be day-of registrations and we will need people for that on the 19th.  Pat and Debbie will pick up gift cards. Murray, Doris and the Dowds will pick up other supplies. Police coverage has been arranged.


Program: East Greenbush Town Board


Picture 14Council members Sue Mangold and Phil Malone spoke about a variety of topics pertaining to the Town of East Greenbush.

Sue spoke about the accomplishments of the past few months: Regeneron continuing its operation in the town; a new sewer treatment plant with greater capacity; solar panels recently installed at the sewage treatment plant which will be moved to the new plant; continuing to pay down the debt; completion of one roundabout and a new one planned for Mannix Road in front of the Sports Grill on Route 4, beginning in June; the new FedEX building; two new positions — town planner and comptroller.

Also in the works, along with the cleanup of the Hampton Manor lake, are a new trail for walking and biking around the lake, and a plan for “Rails to Trails” including the old trolley line.

Sue also explained that 911 cellphone calls made in East Greenbush go to Troy dispatch and they need good information about where you are –- what town or city. Sue and Phil are hoping to upgrade in East Greenbush to handle 911 cell calls.

Phil explained about changes on Route 20, including new businesses and some interest in the vacant Fisherman’s Cove restaurant building.

They also spoke about “Music in the Park” this summer and “Run for Your Life” at Goff School.

They encouraged everyone to write or call the council members to express wishes and concerns.

The town website now is http://www.eastgreenbush.org.

NEXT MEETING: Dr. Paul Huey will speak on the excavation of Fort Orange.


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