Change in special use options means approval more likely
Afrim Nezaj will once again go before the Colonie zoning board to get approval for a proposed soccer complex on Watervliet Shaker Road, a site adjacent to the Memory Gardens cemetery, and a change in the process makes it more likely he will succeed this time.
Neighbor complaints lead Voorheesville to draft changes to front-yard regulations
Voorheesville officials said several complaints about one home’s front yard fence spurred a local law to tackle the problem.
Bethlehem officials cite pedestrian usage as primary concern
A road in Bethlehem with a unique speed limit may have it reduced following a request from the town’s highway superintendent.
McCoy wants Ezra Prentice residents moved away from rail line
As the smell of oil permeated the air and the rumble of oil trains being jerked into motion echoed in the background, residents of public housing in Albany gathered to hear officials ask for more regulations of the transportation of volatile oil.
Construction of pathway along Feura Bush Road to begin at end of month
Construction on new sidewalk along Feura Bush Road in Glenmont is set to begin this month after the Bethlehem Town Board opted to bond for a portion of the project’s costs.
Keystone Builders says change in designation could mean quicker build-out
A housing development in the Town of Bethlehem is seeking permission to revert from the project’s approved townhomes to condominiums to entice potential buyers with lower taxes.
Democrats draft last-minute amendment to clear step for Solider On project
Dozens of veterans spoke out against Democratic legislators proposing to stall Solider On’s housing project, which spurred a last-minute amendment to clear a procedural step.
Bethlehem will no longer count extra hours worked for outside vendors
A new policy in the Town of Bethlehem will limit the amount of overtime employees work with outside vendors.
Zoning board precedent allows pet chickens, Town Board to weigh zoning revisions
Seeking to keep chickens on residential property in Guilderland will typically be much less of a public appeal — at least until any changes are made to the town code.
State’s highest court rules statute unconstitutional, McCoy seeking new bill
The state Court of Appeals struck down the county’s cyberbullying law in a 5-2 decision Monday, July 1, with the majority ruling the statute as written was too broad and violated the First Amendment. Albany County Executive Dan McCoy vowed to work with legislators to draft a new law.
State legislature passes bill spurred by Voorheesville teen’s suicide
Three years after Jerry Clark’s grandmother began lobbying lawmakers to protect other families from the tragedy her family faced, state legislators approved a revised version of her bill.
Special use permits open up more opportunities in town for development
In an effort to create more business opportunities, the Colonie Town Board has come up with a special use permit that officials say allows for a more “common sense” approach to development.
Bethlehem passes responsibility back to district officials
In a move to help Bethlehem residents save money, the town will no longer be collecting taxes on behalf of two local school districts.
Guilderland Planning Board recommendation looms; site plan revised
Guilderland planners’ concerns over traffic impacts of a proposed Cumberland Farms at a busy intersection were not relieved after hearing a state official’s comments.
Planning board OKs waivers clearing the path for Colonie eatery
The Town of Colonie is on track to get a chain restaurant that serves drive-through Chinese food, a first of its kind in the area.
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