Town Board could still revise code to allow backyard coops
Neighbors won the battle in one man’s request to keep chickens, but the war of backyard pet politics is not yet over in the Town of Guilderland.
Inflatable dome will fit two fields and offices
The Bethlehem Soccer Club has received final approvals to move forward with construction of their indoor soccer complex on Wemple Road.
Former school district administration building to see new use as medical facility
The Stram Center of Integrative Medicine was back before the Bethlehem Planning Board for final approvals so the facility can relocate to 90 Adams Place.
Legislators propose shifting funds from convention center but fail to gain support
Some county legislators do not believe funneling more than $7 million annually toward Albany’s convention center and civic center is the best use of its hotel occupancy tax revenue.
The Town of Colonie has approved a consent order permitting the Colonie Landfill operator to pay a fine to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for not reporting it exceeded the action leakage rate at the landfill.
Law firm FOILs documents pertaining to reassessment
A group of large landowners in Bethlehem have hired a law firm to help with their protest against the recent townwide assessments.
Annual address provides overview of county expenditures, revenue from last year
Albany County Comptroller Michael Conners believes the county is headed in a good direction, but it can’t leave behind those most in need.
Rash of damage spurs park surveillance system in New Scotland
Delinquents beware — more than the birds will soon be watching over Feura Bush Park.
Developer’s study claims fiscal benefit greater with apartments over homes
There are still several hurdles before a 210-unit apartment complex off Western Avenue is approved, but a bevy of people have already expressed disapproval or support for the project.
Town hands over reserve funds to VAAS, village holds onto reserves
This year’s Voorheesville Area Ambulance Service contract signing with the village didn’t go quite as smoothly as predicted months ago, but it’s still around two months earlier than last year.
Village spending plan totals $2.047M; fund balance usage decreases
The Voorheesville Village Board of Trustees approved a 2014-15 village budget exceeding its state mandated property levy tax cap, which totals slightly more than $2.047 million. The property tax levy is increasing 4.5 percent.
Town Board sends Wolanin project to Planning Board for site plan review
Several years after Wolanin Companies proposed rezoning property off Western Avenue for a luxury apartment complex, the request has been granted, conditionally. The contentious project still faces more hurdles before final approval.
Committee formed to tackle review commission recommendations
Albany County legislators have formed a committee to evaluate what recommendations from the Charter Review Commission’s report should be implemented.
Group asks town to delay implementing reassessment until open space tax credits are looked into
A number of large landowners in the Town of Bethlehem staged a protest last week to speak out against the recent townwide reassessments.
Village Board finalizes $2.05M budget, 4.5 percent tax levy hike
No residents on Monday, April 7, spoke during a low-key public hearing on Voorheesville proposed budget. Local officials, while not advertising the move, are looking to exceed the tax cap.
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