2015 Budget Final

The final 2015 Town Budget can be viewed by clicking the link below:

November 20th, 2014

Rabies Clininc

The Dutchess County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DC SPCA), in cooperation with the Dutchess County Department of Health, will hold a rabies clinic on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 8 am to 12 noon at the Dutchess County SPCA facility, located at 636 Violet Avenue, Town of Hyde Park. The clinic is free to all Dutchess County residents ($10 per pet for out of county attendees) and is open to dogs, cats, and ferrets that are at least 3 months of age.  Dogs must be on a leash and cats and ferrets must be in carriers.

If you should have any questions, please contact the Department of Health (845) 486-3404.

November 12th, 2014

2015 Budget Hearing

Please be Advised that the 2015 Budget Hearing will be continued at the November 13, 2014 Town Board meeting.  The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM; and

Be Further Advised that the proposed salary for the Town Supervisor is $16,480.00.

November 12th, 2014

Board of Assessment Review Member Needed

The Town Board is seeking a volunteer to fill a vacancy on the Board of Assessment Review (BAR).  Interested candidates must be available on the 4th Tuesday of May to hear assessment grievances.  Additional meetings may be scheduled at the Board’s convenience to make determinations on all claims. The BAR’s sole purpose is to guarantee taxpayers rights by hearing real property assessment complaints (Grievances) and arriving at fair and impartial determinations regarding those complaints.  The State of New York requires that all appointees must attend a training session in order to participate in the hearings and determinations.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest to Mary Alex, Town Clerk, P O Box 667, Millbrook, NY  12545  or malex@washingtonny.org.

November 4th, 2014

Public Hearing on the Budget*

TAKE NOTICE, that the Town Board of the Town of Washington will be holding a Public Hearing on the Proposed 2015 budget.  The meeting will take place on Thursday, November 4, 2014, at the Town of Washington Town Hall, 10 Reservoir Dr., Millbrook, NY  12545, beginning at 9:30 am.

TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the following salaries are proposed for elected officials:  Supervisor $43,775., Highway Superintendent $59,610., Town Clerk $43,775., Justices (2) $14,590., Deputy Supervisor $5,150., Councilmen (3) $4,120.; and

TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that copies of the proposed budget are available for examination at the Town Clerk’s office during normal business hours and that all persons interested shall have an opportunity to be heard.

*The Public Hearing will remain open and be discussed further at the regular meeting of the Town Board scheduled for Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

November 4th, 2014

Town Board Workshop Meetings

The Town of Washington has scheduled the following workshop meetings:

BUDGET – September 29, October 6 and October 20 all at 7:00 PM at the Town Hall.  The Preliminary Budget will be presented at the Sept. 29th meeting.

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN – October 27 at 6:00 PM.  When the updated plan is available it will be posted on the Town website, the Comprehensive Plan website and available at the Town Hall.

September 23rd, 2014

Dutchess County Hazardous Waste Disposal Day

Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Event

to be held Saturday, October 4th in Rhinebeck

PoughkeepsieThe Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency will hold the next Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, October 4th from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at the Rhinebeck Town Highway Department, 119 Rhinecliff Road in the Town of Rhinebeck.  A complete list of accepted material is included below.   Pre-registration is required and there is a $5 fee.  Call the Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency at (845) 463-6020 or visit http://www.dcrra.org/ to pre-register and schedule an appointment.

Don’t keep unused or out-of-date containers of pesticides or other chemicals stored over the winter; take all hazardous chemicals and bring them to this event. Button cell batteries, televisions, and other unused electronics that may be sitting in closets, the basement or garage can be disposed of too! The events are open to all Dutchess County residents.

There  will be one more collection event  this year on Saturday, November 1st at the Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency in Poughkeepsie.   The events are partially funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency’s 2014 Household Waste Disposal Days

Materials that WILL be accepted:

Product containers marked with words: “Warning”, “Hazardous”, “Flammable”, “Poisonous”, or“Corrosive”

Photo chemicals, non-latex driveway sealer, pool chemicals, creosote, kerosene, flammable liquids, metal polish, turpentine, stains, varnishes, strippers, thinners, gasoline/oil mixture, brake fluid, auto fluids, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, chemical fertilizers, adhesives, resins, solvents, oil & lead based paints (no latex!),mercury containing devices, button cell batteries for watches & hearing aids, lithium & sealed lead acid batteries, compact fluorescent lights and fluorescent tubes, and small non-Freon appliances (such as humidifiers, toasters, irons, and electric heaters.)

Electronic Equipment Collection

Computer Monitors, Central Processing Units (CPU’s), Modems, CRT’s, Terminals, Laptops, Keyboards, Mouse, Fax Machines, Printers, Scanners, Copiers, Typewriters, TV’s, VCR’s, DVD Players, CD Players, Tape Players, Radios, Stereo Equipment, Cables, Answering Machines, Telephones & Video Game Systems.

Bins will also be available at the DCRRA location only to dispose of junk mail, white paper, magazines, newspaper and commingled bottles & cans. There is no fee charged and no registration needed for these bins.

Materials that will NOT be accepted:

Ammunition or explosives, asbestos products, latex driveway sealer & latex paint, motor oil, car batteries, antifreeze, broken glass, building or construction debris, tires, furniture, medical waste/medicines, propane or other flammable gas cylinders, radioactive materials, scrap metal, metal drums or empty containers, dehumidifiers, and air conditioners.

September 23rd, 2014

Standard Work Day for Elected and Appointed Officials

Be it Resolved that the Town of Washington hereby establishes the following standard work days for these titles and will report the officials to the New York State and Local Retirement System based on their record of activities:

Title           Standard Work Day     Name       Current Term Begin & End                 Record of Activity Results

Town Clerk          6                     Mary Alex                  1/1/12 – 12/31/15                        34 hours per week

Councilman         6                    Stephen Turletes     1/1/14 – 12/31/17                          1.2 hours per week

Justice                   6                   Bruce Aubin               1/1/12 – 12/31/15                        3.11 hours per week

Justice                  6                    Elizabeth Shequine   1/1/14 – 12/31/14                       3.33 hours per week

Appointed

Highway Superintendent   6    Michael llanes    4/1/14 – 12/31/14                          46 hours per week

All ayes were recorded. 9/11/14

September 15th, 2014

Millbrook Community Day

The Millbrook Business Association will be hosting another fun filled Community Day on Saturday, September 6th.  We encourage all residents to come out and support the business community and partake in a variety of activities offered by businesses,  clubs and organizations.  From traditional children’s activities, a car show, historical displays, the People’s Parade and great food and music, we are sure you will find something to entertain yourself, family and friends.  The MBA is sponsoring it’s 2nd Annual Blue Ribbon Baking Contest.  This year’s theme is Chocolate Chip Cookies. The community day schedule can be found at: http://millbrookbusinessassociation.com/community-day.html

Our unique businesses offer services, shopping opportunities, activities and great dining.  The men and women own and manage the businesses are the backbone of the community.  Get to know the people behind these businesses and how many varieties of shopping local are available to us.

August 21st, 2014

Town Board Agenda May 8

TOWN OF WASHINGTON

TOWN BOARD MEETING AGENDA

May 8, 2014

Supv. Gary Ciferri:

  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Introduce Sen. Terry Gipson

Discussion on local concerns

Legislator Michael Kelsey:

  • Dutchess County updates

Dep. Highway Superintendent Michael Llanes

  • Monthly update

Town Clerk Mary Alex

  • Request for Scenic Road

Input received from CAC, pending highway and Planning Board

Schedule Public Hearing

  • Orvis Sandanona Request for Private Drive Names Approved by DC E911
    • The 911 address proposals are for the private drives located on parcel 6665-00-868711. Sandanona Way ( which is our driveway)
    • Sporting Clays Loop ( our sporting course on the west side of the property)
    • Duck Swamp Road ( on the east side of the property)
    • Training complete for DEC license sales – awaiting new printer from state
    • Tax Collection will be complete at the end of the month, 231 unpaid notices sent

Councilman Turletes:

  • Recreation Update

Councilman Audia

  • Furnace bid

Councilman De Bonis:

  • Planning Board

Public Input

Supervisor Ciferri:

Executive Session – Personnel matter regarding a particular employee

Pay Claims

Memorial Day: May 26th, 10:00 am parade, Ceremony immediate following in the Tribute Garden

June 7: MEF Taste of Millbrook

May 8th, 2014

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