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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 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Don’t keep unused or out-of-date containers of pesticides or other chemicals stored over the winter; take all hazardous chemicals and bring them to this event.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


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:

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



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

Agenda for Town Board Meeting April 10

Supervisor Gary Ciferri:

Pledge of Allegiance

Request by Parkinson’s Disease Support Group of the Mid – Hudson Valley for proclamation promoting Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

County Legislator Michael Kelsey: Dutchess County Update

Jenny Hansell, Executive Director, Northeast Community Center: Dial A Ride

Bookkeeper Laura Hurley: Monthly report

Deputy Highway Superintendent Michael Llanes: Monthly Report

Town Clerk Mary Alex: Monthly Report

Approve minutes of 2/20/14

Tax Collection March: $3,753.62 Penalty fees collected to be paid to Supervisor

87% collected

Payment to Millbrook Library $94,229.96

Schuman Dog Law

Councilman Robert Audia: Buildings & Grounds

Town Hall Furnace

Waterline repair

Councilwoman Karen Mosca: Comprehensive Plan Town Board workshop April 21, 7:00 PM

Councilman Al De Bonis: Building & Zoning

Public Comments

Review Claims

Upcoming Town Events:

April 18: Town Recreation Twilight Easter Egg Hunt

April 19: Easter Egg Hunt at Millbrook Tribute Gardens

April 21, 7:00 PM: Town Board Workshop Meeting on the Comprehensive Plan

May 6, 7:30 PM: Town Planning Board Meeting

Upcoming Community Events:

May 26: Memorial Day Services & Parade

July 9 – 12; Millbrook Fire Department Carnival

July 12: Fire Department Parade 6:00 PM

July 12: Walbridge Farm Festival

July 18 – 20: Fitch’s Corner Horse Trials

Sept. 6: Millbrook Community Day

April 10th, 2014

Zoning Board of Appeals Member Sought

The Town Board is seeking a candidate to fill a volunteer position on the Town Zoning Board of Appeals.  The candidate must be a town resident, and be available for meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM.  Interested individuals should send a letter of interest to Supervisor Gary Ciferri, P O Box 667, Millbrook, NY  12545.  For additional information on the position, please call Mary Alex, Town Clerk @ 677-3419.

February 27th, 2014

Snow Emergency Declared

Supervisor Ciferri has declared a State of Emergency in effect beginning at 5:00 am on Friday, February 14, 2014 until 5:00 am on February 15.  Please refrain from any non-essential travel during this time.  The Highway Superintendent reminds residents that cars may not be parked on the roads. The highway crew is working around the clock to clear all roads.

Town Hall offices will be closed today and reopen on Tuesday after the President’s Day holiday.

February 14th, 2014

Town Board Meeting Rescheduled

The Town Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 13 has been rescheduled to Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 at 7:00  pm.

February 10th, 2014

NEW Dog Control Officer

The Town Board has appointed Tony De Bonis as the Town’s Animal Control Officer.  Mr. De Bonis has extensive education, experience and knowledge of animal control operations including certifications from the NYS DEC and the CT DEP. 

For dog related issues, Mr. De Bonis can be reached at 845-489-6148 or 677-8004.

February 7th, 2014

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