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Volume 2  Number  6  June, 2005

The month of June brings us Flag Day, the longest day of the year and official start of summer, high school graduation, the end of the school year, and the start of summer vacation.  It brings us sign ups for summer youth programs and the start of the Music on the Hudson Series at Fort Hardy Park.   The next meeting of the Town Board is scheduled for Monday, June 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, town hall building committee update, town court report, court internship presentations, cell tower update, and a report from the Zoning Amendment Advisory Committee.  On Thursday, June 9th the Town Board will conduct their monthly agenda meeting at which they will review agenda items scheduled for the June13th meeting.  In addition, at 6:00 p.m. prior to the agenda meeting, the fifth meeting of the Town Hall Building Committee will be conducted.  At this fifth meeting there will be an update on the town hall survey, site soil boring results, phase I architectural services agreement, review of earlier designs considered by the Town Of Saratoga, review of visits to newly constructed town halls in the county, town hall use and space needs.  

Beginning Friday May 27th the Town of Saratoga Offices will be closing at noon on Fridays. As always the Town Clerk is available after hours by appointment. The Town of Saratoga Summer Youth Swimming program will begin Wednesday, June 29th.  Registration will held on Monday, June 27th.  Contact Jeannie Duval at 581-8453 for details. Everyone is reminded that the monthly town newsletter, monthly calendar, and minutes of all town meetings are on the internet at

Feeding Our Future is a free, 7-week summer lunch program for children and youth of all ages in the Greater Schuylerville School District.  The program begins on Monday, June 27 and will conclude on Friday, August 12.  A simple nutritious lunch will be served by volunteers daily (M-F) between 1l a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Schuylerville Youth Center at Fort Hardy Park.  More volunteers are needed.  Please contact Jennifer Squires, Coordinator (695-4723) if you would like more information or if you are willing to volunteer.  This is a great community service project for youth in our community! 

The 10th Annual Sundae on the Farm will be conducted at the Hanehan Dairy Farm on County Road 67 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 19th.  Bring the entire family for a fun filled educational day.  See a real working dairy farm and learn about agriculture in Saratoga County and the Town of Saratoga.  The family oriented event includes children’s activities, a farmers market, tours of the facilities, music, pony rides, and food demos by local chefs.  Available at a “real deal” will be ice cream sundaes, flavored milk, Pie a la mode, and hamburgers and hot dogs.  The farm is operated by Charles and Barbara Hanehan, David and Sharon Hanehan, and Clifford and Kathleen Hanehan.  For more information contact the Cornell Cooperative Extension Service at 885-8995.                                                                 

Quaker Springs Fire Department News The Quaker Springs Fire Department recently installed an exhaust system for the firehouse's truck bays. The system will consist of tubes that attach to truck exhaust pipes to carry exhaust out of the building.  The department received a grant of $64,514 from the 2004 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  "The purchase of this new exhaust system will improve safety at the Quaker Spring Volunteer Fire Department for both firefighters and visitors," said Congressman John Sweeney.  "The Assistance to Firefighters grant program has proven invaluable for fire departments across the county and has helped make projects like this possible."  The QSFD recently conducted a Fire Training Drill in the Eagles Way neighborhood focusing on Engine Company Operations along with Tanker Shuttles.  The department had about 50 residents watch the drill and ask questions as the drill progressed.  There was a firefighter available to describe the operation and answer questions.  The QSFD in rescue boat MR-498 recently finished providing safety patrols for three weekends of rowing races including the New York State Scholastic Rowing Championships on Fish Creek.  The QSFD is planning an interagency training class on boat rescues with the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office in June.  Giving to our community.  The men and women of the Quaker Springs Fire Department give unselfishly of themselves to their neighbors and community. As we recognize their efforts in training and commitment of time and dedication to provide these vital services, we must realize that the departments strain to find enough volunteers to meet legal and safety requirements for fighting fires — especially during daylight hours.  Without the volunteers, our fire department would not exist. They need your help!   For more information, call 584-3349.

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