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Local Laws number 5 and 6 were recently approved and filed with the New York State Secretary of State. We will continue to review the zoning regulations and amend them as needed. I encourage everyone to share with me specific concerns or requests regarding possible changes to the zoning regulations. Both the ZBA and Planning Board continue to have full agendas at their meetings. I have recently initiated conversations regarding the possible location for a new town hall. We are starting the budget process by reviewing current levels of expenditures and needs for next year.
Town Swim Program
Jeannie Duval, Program Director of the Town Swim Program, reports that the Learn to Swim Program is off to a great start with over 140 swimmers enrolled in the program. A program web site, http://schuylervillecolts2.tripod.com shows course descriptions, class pictures, cancellations, and parent information.
Turning Point Parade Be sure to attend the Turning Point Parade in Schuylerville on Sunday, August 1st. The Parade starts at 1:00 PM and will travel the length of Broad Street.
18th Century Day at the Schuyler House
The annual 18th Century Day will be held at the Schuyler House on Sunday, August 8th . The program will start at 12:00 noon and continue until 5:00 PM. Activities scheduled for the day include tours of the Schuyler House, colonial music, militia drills, Punch & Judy Show, and demonstrations by over twenty-four 18th century craftsmen. The program is sponsored by the Old Saratoga Historical Association and the Saratoga National Historical Park. Please make an effort to attend and share a great time with your family and friends.
Hudson River Improvement Fund Grant
In July of 2000, the Town of Saratoga was awarded a grant of $2,400 from the Hudson River Improvement Fund for the purpose of constructing a stage to be used for environmental education and musical performances along the Champlain Canal in Schuylerville. Originally the stage was to be located at Lock 5. Construction of the stage was started but due to concerns regarding the presence of PCBs the stage was not finished and could not be located at that site. Recently the Village of Schuylerville Board granted permission for the stage to be located at the Schuylerville Beach. Through the efforts of Grant Seymour and members of the Town Highway Department, the frame of the stage was moved to the Beach. Under the leadership of David Mathis and with volunteer assistance from the Adirondack School, Glen Decker, Mike Hughes, Helene Patterson, Tom Wood, Deb Mathis, George Sullivan, and Ed Sullivan the stage has now been completed and is ready to be scheduled for concerts. A number of performances will be scheduled on Thursday evenings at the stage during the month of August. Make a point of attending some or all of the programs.
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