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Volume 3  Number  2  February, 2006

Warm Greetings ! 

The month  of February is short in days but packed with town activities.  The next meeting of the Town Board is scheduled for Monday, February 13th at 7:00 p.m.  Some of the items that will be covered at this meeting include: zoning officer's report, town clerk's report, supervisor's report, committee reports, approving an Emergency Medical Services Agreement with the General Schuyler Emergency Squad, and review of proposed water  well regulations, mass gathering regulations, special permitted uses, and adult entertainment regulations.  On Thursday, February 9th the Town Board will conduct their monthly agenda meeting at which they will review agenda items scheduled for the February 13th meeting.   

The Town Hall Building Committee continues to study various options for a new town hall.  A second RFP has been advertised and responses are due on February 15th.  The proposals will be reviewed by the committee and an engineering/architectural firm selected to assist us in our work.

The Association of Towns will be conducting the annual Training School for town officials from February 19th thru 22nd.  The school provides numerous staff development sessions that keep town officials up on the latest changes and developments in town government.  Officials that will be attending from the town include Councilpersons Betty Koval, Fred Drumm and Mike McLoughlin, Supervisor Tom Wood, Town Clerk Ruth Drumm, Assessor Catherine DeFelice, Town Justices Jack Ditch and David Mathis, ZBA member Barbara Faraone, and Town Attorney William Reynolds.

            The Town Offices will be closed on Monday, February 20th  for the Presidents' Day Holiday.

Saratoga Lake Association News

     Residents are encouraged to join the SLA for 2006.  Dues are only $25. for the year.  The effort to protect Saratoga Lake from being used as a water source by the City of Saratoga Springs continues.   Once the city files the permits with DEC, residents will be asked to send letters to the permitting agencies requesting that the city’s request be denied.  SLA and SLPID are doing a great job of leading the fight to protect the lake. The official website of the Saratoga Lake Association is  

New Zoning Proposals Presentation

During the past year the Zoning Amendment Advisory Committee has been busy reviewing and identifying changes and additions that need to be made to the Town Zoning Law.  They are now ready to present their recommendations to town residents.  The first public presentation will be made at the town hall on Tuesday, February 7th at 7:00 pm.  Residents are encouraged to attend to learn about the recommendations and provide their input.  Following this meeting, adjustments will be made and future meetings will be scheduled.  Information on the proposed zoning law are on the town web page.   

February Tax Collection Schedule

During the month of February Town Tax Collector James Gorham will be in the Town Hall Conference Room on Monday's only from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The Town Office will be closed Monday February 20th .  Taxes may be mailed to Jim at anytime.  If you have any questions for Jim call him at 695-3644 X 18.

Quaker Springs Fire Department News

The Quaker Springs Fire Commissioners are making good progress in securing land and making plans for a new satellite fire station near Saratoga Lake.  It is hoped that a new station may be operating by the end of 2007. 

General Schuyler Emergency Squad News

            On Saturday evening January 28th, the General Schuyler Emergency Squad conducted their annual banquet.  Newly elected officers were installed and members were recognized for the number of runs that they responded to in 2005.  During 2005 the squad responded to 796 calls, an increase of 7.5% from the previous year.  Top Run responders included Dick Behrens 142 runs, George Garney 134 runs, Jason Young 113 runs, Dee Macica 88 runs, and Sherry Doubleday 84 runs.  The squad was recognized for being the leading agency in Saratoga County for expertise, equipment and innovative projects.

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