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30 Ferry Street, P. O. Box 38  Schuylerville, NY 12871  

Volume 2  Number  9  September, 2005

Warm Greetings to Everyone! 

Once again the summer has flown by and it does not seem possible that September has arrived! September will be another busy month filled with town activities.  The next meeting of the Town Board is scheduled for Monday, September 12th 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, town hall building committee report, Saratoga Lake Water Survey update, cell tower update, and committee reports. The Town Hall Building Committee will meet on Wednesday, September 7th at 6:00 pm and the Town Board Agenda meeting will be held on Thursday, September 8th at 7:00 pm.  The town offices will be closed Monday, September 5th in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.  Beginning Tuesday, September 6th, the Town offices will be open daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Jeannie Duval, Program Director of the Town Swim Program, reports that nearly 130 children successfully completed the Learn to Swim Program.  The Zoning Amendment Advisory Committee continues to work on revising the zoning regulations.  Residents with ideas and suggestions should put them in writing and share them with town officials.  Both the ZBA and Planning Board continue to have full agendas at their meetings.  We have conducted our first budget workshop and are off to a great start.

Saratoga Lake Association News

     All town residents living along Saratoga Lake are reminded to complete the Saratoga Lake Water System Connection Survey Form.  In order for the town to receive state approval for the extension of the waterline, there must be evidence of a substantial interest on the part of the perspective users.  It is critical that all Town residents along Saratoga Lake complete the form and send it in to The Saratoga Glen Hollow Water Supply Corporation, 90 Campbell Road, Schenectady, NY 12306.  Copies of this form are on the town web page and may be downloaded.  In addition, copies are available at the town hall and from the SLA.    The official website of the association is  This site is a source of detailed information about events and activities taking place at the lake. 

Town Youth Festival

The Town of Saratoga and Town of Northumberland will jointly sponsor a Youth Festival at Fort Hardy Park on Saturday, September 10th from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  The day will be packed with activities including organized games such as tug of war, three legged races, a water bucket brigade contest, a sack race, an egg and spoon relay, interactive booth games, volleyball and kick ball.  There will be arts and crafts, a bounce house, inflatable slide, pony rides, a bike rodeo, and a demonstration by Pai’s Tae Kwon Do Studio.  In addition, the Ashville Zoo will have an exhibit, the Sheriff’s department will perform free fingerprinting, the fire department will provide fire safety information, and there will be free food for all children.  Five new bicycles will be given away at the end of the program.  This promises to be a fun filled afternoon for all residents of the Town of Saratoga and Town of Northumberland.  Spread the word and encourage all children to participate.

Town Awarded Quality Communities Grant

The town recently received notification that our application for a $20,000 Quality Communities Grant entitled “The Towns of Saratoga and Northumberland Joint Open Space Plan” was approved.  The project is a joint venture to inventory, assess, and assign the best land use to the remaining open space.  The plan will focus on the development and implementation of strategies for farmland retention and explore new opportunities for open space including trails and parks.  The plan will evaluate land preservation mechanisms including term easements, land acquisition, purchase of development rights, and incentive zoning.  In the near future a committee composed of residents from both the Towns of Northumberland and Saratoga will be formed.

Town Highway Department News

In preparation for resurfacing, the Highway Department has been busy making improvements on Burgoyne Road and Grange Hall Road. Some hills have been lowered to improve safety.  Paving is scheduled to begin September 12th. In response to resident requests, “No Dumping” signs have been installed on town roads in the Saratoga Lake area. 


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