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Glenville gets the brush-off

Glenville residents can bring their waste items to drop-off locations and dispose of them free of charge. Previously residents were able to leave the items curbside for pickup, but due to costs, that program was eliminated.

Town Public Works Commissioner Rick LeClair worked to restore the pick-up service that County Waste provided, but the town had to discontinue due to cost. County Waste had been depositing grass, small lawn clippings and leaves at the Clifton Park Dump Station, but is no longer able to do so because of a tipping fee, causing them to end the Glenville service.

However, LeClair said he has worked with County Waste to continue the free pick-up service where they can, possibly on streets where they are already performing the service for their customers. When I was first in talks with County Waste about this issue I knew I needed to find a way to convince them to make it work, said LeClair.

Glenville residents have had many ups and downs this year " as well as last " when it comes to any sort of pick up by either the town or by a waste disposal service.

Town Councilmen Chris Koetzle has been a proponent of keeping and restoring the services. At the end of March the town went into an agreement with Meridian Construction Company to provide roll offs at drop off points across town for all Glenville residents to bring their bulk items. Koetzle said the program is scheduled to start on Saturday, April 25, and run through Tuesday, May 16, at a cost to the town of $10,000.

Items that won't be accepted include tree stumps, propane tanks, tires, chemicals, televisions and items with freon.

In other news, the town is also looking to expand coverage of Fire District Four, which they have determined will continue to be covered by the Scotia Fire Department. The town and village have been in talks since fall over whether or not the town should continue to pay the village over $330,000 for protection in this area. The town talked with residents and business owners in this lower Mohawk Avenue and Scotia-Glenville Industrial Park area, and those taxpayers made it clear they want the professional service of Scotia over a volunteer service. Supervisor Frank Quinn said he does not regret looking into the matter, saying it was important to know what the taxpayers in that area want to do with their money.

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