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No plans to slow down in Glenville

Supervisor delivers State of the Town and outlines initiatives for 2013

Glenville Supervisor Christopher Koetzle delivers his State of the Town address to a packed room at Town Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 16.

Glenville Supervisor Christopher Koetzle delivers his State of the Town address to a packed room at Town Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Photo by John Purcell.

— The town’s main commercial corridor along Route 50 will remain a focus as Koetzle commits to launch a “Light Glenville” campaign. He is bidding to secure funding from Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority to install new lighting and signage, which would match new lighting installed in front of Target.

The push stems from a Department of Transportation commitment to install sidewalks throughout the town center in 2014, so he said it is now or never.

“Once those sidewalks are down you can’t tear those up and put new lighting in,” Koetzle said. “This is a program Metroplex should fund because it is important to this town, it is important to the county.”

Also, he reaffirmed the town’s push to expand its sewer line up Route 50 to the town line and explore building a new sewer plant in partnership with the Village of Scotia.

At the edge of a different commercial corridor, the town will push to acquire the U.S. General Services Administration at the former Scotia Navy Depot.

During the summer, the former administration and commissary building at the Navy Depot collapsed. Federal officials have since demolished the building following the town’s request.

After acquiring the approximately 60-acre property, Koetzle wants to explore a possible new-shared facility with the village and county public works departments.

To improve the quality of life for residents, more town-hosted community events will be targeted following the success of Oktoberfest, and improvement of parks is coming into focus.

“Our parks are true gems in this area,” Koetzle said. “I have talked with Niskayuna residents who use our parks because they like them better than their own. It’s important we continue to invest in our parks for our residents.”

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