Contingency funds targeted to make payroll for July
Three days after the Albany County Legislature tabled a vote on privatizing the county nursing home vote, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy has sent out a request to move $2.2 million from the county’s contingency fund in the budget to meet the facility’s July payroll.
Guilderland GOP robo-calls McKownville residents, supervisor says change not political
The Guilderland Town Board is backpedaling on a plan to establish a special taxing district in McKownville in a favor of a townwide fund aimed at fixing drainage issues across the board.
County comptroller urges legislature to turn over control
The Albany County Legislature tabled a deal to give control of the county-run nursing home to a private company at a Monday, May 13, meeting, after hearing a presentation from County Comptroller Mike Conners urging action.
Senator’s court battle spurs bills efforts to change ballot requirements
State Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk unveiled two bills she is sponsoring during a news conference on Wednesday, May 1, which address legal challenges raised by her Republican opponent's legal team.
Voorheesville Area Ambulance Service and village reach deadlock
Four months have passed since Voorheesville Area Ambulance Service’s contract expired with the Village of Voorheesville. Negotiations stalled when a majority of the village board wanted to withhold about $8,800 in funding from the ambulance service’s reserve accounts
Former town councilman announces town supervisor bid
Mark Grimm announced his intention to run for Guilderland town supervisor on Wednesday, April 24, and he is seeking support from the town Republican Committee. Grimm previously served four years on the Town Board, but didn't run for reelection in 2011.
Village property tax levy to increase 2.6 percent, repairs will draw from reserves
The Voorheesville Board of Trustees on Tuesday, April 23, unanimously adopted a $2.12 million 2013-14 budget, which increases spending around $140,000, or 7 percent. The village will raise more than $275,000 from taxes, and increase of around $7,000.
Much discussed operating agreement moves ahead, as some lawmakers push other options
A vote on the future of the Albany County Nursing Home has been set for May 13, even as some lawmakers lobby for other options.
New Scotland officials target three buildings to be razed at an estimated $58k
The New Scotland Town Board held a public hearing Tuesday, April 9, on the proposal to demolish three buildings targeted under the town’s Unsafe Building Law. These buildings are the first the town has fully pursued under the law, which was adopted September of 2010.
Guilderland eyes levying taxes for stormwater management repairs in hamlet
The Guilderland Town Board on Tuesday, April 2, discussed its map, plan and report for establishing the McKownville Drainage District, which were drawn up after town officials were urged by residents to revisit the issue.
Budget roundtable in Cohoes reveals satisfaction, hope for future
While many New Yorkers are expressing disbelief that this year’s state budget was passed not only on time, but early, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy is most excited with the fact the county will see no new unfunded mandates.
Legislator calls lease a ‘sweetheart deal on steroids’
A vote on the future of the Albany County Nursing Home has been tabled despite earlier signs legislators were narrowing in on a vote.
Board adopts $2.1M budget, sewer fee increasing by $90 annually
The Village Board of Trustees Tuesday, April 2, passed a $2.1 million budget that increases spending by $140,000. Altamont's 2013-24 budget keeps the property tax levy flat, with no residents speaking during the public hearing before board members adopted the spending plan.
Village holds first budget workshop, reviews department requests
The Village Board of Trustees held its first budget workshop Tuesday, March 12, focusing on public works, police and fire departments and the Altamont Free Library budget requests. Trustees didn’t offer any proposed reductions, but simply reviewed what’s requested within the general fund appropriations.
Local authorities see benefits and downsides to new gun control law
Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple isn’t convinced the SAFE Act will make the streets any safer, despite what the legislation’s acronym implies, but thinks it could turn formerly lawful gun owners into criminals.
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