The Colonie Planning Board (photo by Jim Franco)
COLONIE — The town is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Planning Board.
Tim Lane, who has served on the board since 2008 when he was appointed to fill a vacancy, is stepping down so he can spend more time as home while his wife, Albany County Legislator Alison McLean-Lane, runs for town clerk.
“I’ve served for eight and a half years and Alie is looking to run a pretty big race so I think the best idea is to spend more time at home,” said the former Village of Menands trustee and deputy mayor. “I’m proud of the work we did. I’ve been involved with some good projects and it’s been great being involved in taking the town forward. I do think we are headed in the right direction.”
Supervisor Paula Mahan will review resumes – both from people who are submitting during this latest round of requests and those already on file – then interview prospective board members and make a recommendation to the Town Board, which will have the final say on who to appoint.
Lane’s term was to the end of this year and if an appointment is made before then, he or she will need to get re-appointed at the beginning of 2018 for a full three-year term.
The busy, seven-member board, chaired by Peter Stuto, can operate with six members until the vacancy is filled.
Anyone interested can get more information online at the town’s website, or send a resume to Town Hall at Memorial Town Hall, P.O. Box 508, Newtonville NY, 12128-0508