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30 Ferry Street, P. O. Box 38  Schuylerville, NY 12871   Volume 1  Number  6  June 2004

Warm Greetings to Everyone!

June  will be another busy month filled with town activities.  The next meeting of the Town Board is scheduled for Monday, June 14th at 7:00 p.m.  Please note the earlier starting time.  Some of the items that will be covered at this meeting include: zoning officer's report, town clerk's reports, supervisor's report, review of possible changes to the zoning law, games of chance request, public hearing  on local law #6 amending the veterans tax  exemption levels,  presentation on Nate Darrow's PDR request,  resolution passing title of Eagle Way to the town, Dog appearance ticket review,  reports from the town park committee, the cable TV committee, and the senior citizen committee. 

The new bleachers which the town purchased for Fort Hardy Park have arrived and are being used.  The new PUD proposed regulations are progressing well.  It is hoped that they will ready  for presentation at a public hearing in July.  Our town is under increased development pressure.  Both the ZBA and Planning Board have had full agendas at their recent monthly meetings.  There is the possibility that there will be an opening on the planning board.  If you have an interest in serving on this board, please let me know.

If the businesses in our town are to remain financially healthy, they must be supported by our town residents.  As you make purchases for needed items, I encourage each of you to consider making the purchases from local businesses.  If we support our town businesses, they will be there in the future to provide the services and materials that we need.  

Town Court News -  Senior Town Justice Jack Ditch announces that plans are underway for the establishment of a Youth Court Program.  Several neighboring towns already participate in this program in which youth take part in minor offense trials of their peers.  Results from across the state indicate that this program provides the youth with valuable educational learning opportunities.  The Town Court is also looking into the use of interns from local colleges for court related activities.     

Saratoga Lake Association News

     The Saratoga Lake Association met at Panza's on Rt. 9P on Thursday, May 20th .  Items discussed included: harvesting weeds, water chestnuts, SLA Bi-laws, Malta Tech Park, city of Saratoga Springs water options, SLA calendar, roadside cleanup, and the Saratoga Lake Triathlon to be held September 11th. The official website of the association is  This site is a source of much detailed information about events and activities taking place at the lake.  

The 9th Annual Sundae on the Farm  will be conducted at the Tim Little Horse Farm on County Road 70 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM on Sunday, June 20th.  Did you know that agriculture is among the top industries in Saratoga County?  Do you want to experience a real working farm in our community?  If so, bring the entire family for a fun-filled, educational Father’s Day outing to the 9th Annual Sundae on the Farm!  Come learn about Saratoga County agriculture and enjoy free tours of the equine facilities at Mill Creek Farm in the Town of Saratoga, owned and operated by Tim Little and Anne Morgan Little. 

            This family-oriented event includes children’s activities, a farmer’s market, horse drawn historical tours, and numerous exhibits highlighting the diversity and importance of Saratoga County agriculture.  Available at a “real deal,” will be ice cream sundaes, pie a la mode, and flavored milks, all featuring Saratoga County products.  This year there will also be hot dogs and hamburgers while supplies last. 

            Sundae on the Farm is sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County, American Farmland Trust, Saratoga County Farm Bureau, and the Town of Saratoga with support from the Saratoga County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board.

            For more information, please contact the Cornell Cooperative Extension office at 885-8995 or visit

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