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Dutchess County Acting Commissioner of Health Dr. Kari Reiber and Commissioner of Mental Hygiene Dr. Kenneth M. Glatt encourage residents to take advantage of medication drop off opportunities and remind them of several permanent locations throughout Dutchess County that are available everyday. Medications can be dropped off free of charge. It is completely anonymous and no questions are asked.
According to a 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, more than 70 percent of people who abuse prescription pain relievers get them through friends or relatives, often by simply raiding their medicine cabinet. Medication disposal sites offer residents a safe and responsible way to ensure medications are properly disposed of and are not subject to misuse.
These medication disposal sites offer residents places to anonymously dispose of unused and unwanted prescription medications and controlled substances.
The permanent medication drop boxes are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the following locations*:
· Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office at 150 North Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
- ·NYS Police – Troop K at 2541 Route 44, Salt Point, NY 12578
- ·East Fishkill Police Department at 2468 Route 52, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
- · Hyde Park Police Department at 3 Cardinal Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538
- · Red Hook Police Department * at 7467 South Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571
October 28th, 2013
The Dutchess County Department of Public Works will be rehabilitating a bridge on Canoe Hill Rd. over the east branch of the Wappingers Creek beginning on or about Monday, October 21st. The bridge is located 1/4 mile north of Route 44. The road will be closed to through traffic and a detour will follow Route 44, Stanford Rd., Woodstock Rd., and Petitt Rd. The project is expected to be completed by mid November.
October 21st, 2013
TOWN OF WASHINGTON
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOVEMBER 4, 2013
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town of Washington Town Board will be holding a Public Hearing on the 2013 proposed budget. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 4, 2013, beginning at 7:00 PM, at the Town of Washington Town Hall, 10 Reservoir Drive, Millbrook, NY, 12545. The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM; and
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the following salaries are proposed for elected officials: Town Supervisor: $16,320.00, Deputy Supervisor:$5,253.00, Councilmen (4): $4,203.00, Town Justices (2) $14,590.00, Town Clerk:$42,488.00, Highway Superintendent:$59,610.00; and
BE FURTHER ADVISED that copies of the proposed budget are available at the Office of the Town Clerk during normal business hours and that all interested parties shall have an opportunity to be heard.
By the Order of the Town Board
Dated: October 15, 2013
Mary Alex, Town Clerk
October 15th, 2013
The Dutchess County Department of Health will hold a rabies vaccination clinic, free to Dutchess County residents ($10.00 per pet for out of county residents), on Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 11 am to 3 pm at the Stanford Firehouse, 6098 Route 82, Stanfordville, NY 12581. Dogs must be on leashes; cats and ferrets must be in carriers.
In order to receive a vaccination certificate that is good for three years, owners will need to provide proof of previous rabies vaccination for their pet(s); without proof, a vaccination certificate that is good for 1 year will be given.
For more information, please call the Dutchess County Department of Health at 845-486-3404 or email@example.com.
October 8th, 2013
Please be advised that the Town Board of the Town of Washington has scheduled budget workshop meetings for the following dates:
October 9, 2013
October 21, 2013
October 30, 2013 . The meetings will take place at the Town of Washington Town Hall from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.
October 7th, 2013
TOWN OF WASHINGTON TOWN BOARD
September 12, 2013
Pledge of Allegiance
Michael Kelsey – Dutchess County Legislature Update
- Open Public Hearing to Extend Supervisor’s Term
- JH Ketchum will not be renewing their fire contract
- Request from Alec Pandaleon for Stanfordville Fire Department to provide coverage for North West area of Town for insurance purposes
Recreation Director Warren McMillan – Park & Pool review
Highway Superintendent Brownell – Monthly Report
Bookkeeper Hurley – Monthly Report
- Scheduling Budget Meetings
- Resolution to transfer funds from the V & A Turletes Trust for dock project
Town Clerk Alex – Monthly report
- Update on Rt. 343 meeting with residents, NYS & DC DPW officials
- Discussion on Dog Kennels to be held in October with full board present
- Present recreation report on behalf of Councilman Turletes
- Request by Kieran Lalor to speak at October meeting
- Update on meeting with Chris Barclay – DC Office of Central Services
- Close Public Hearing
- Vote on Legislation to Extend Supervisor’s Term
Councilwoman Mosca – Comprehensive Plan
Councilman Audia – Buildings & Grounds
Review Monthly claims
September 12th, 2013
CHANGE THE TERM OF OFFICE OF THE SUPERVISOR
Councilman Audia, seconded by Councilwoman Mosca, introduced the following proposed local law, to be known as Local Law No. 1 of 2013, entitled A LOCAL LAW OF THE TOWN OF WASHINGTON, DUTCHESS COUNTY, NEW YORK TO CHANGE THE TERM OF OFFICE OF THE TOWN SUPERVISOR.
BE IT ENACTED by the Town Board of the Town of Washington as follows:
Section 1. Term of Office of the Supervisor of the Town of Washington.
The term of office of the Town Supervisor of the Town of Washington shall be four (4) years commencing with and continuing after the term to begin on January 1, 2014 and, thus, this local law shall cover the outcome of the biennial election of November 5, 2013.
Section 2. This local law shall be subject to mandatory referendum pursuant to Section 23 of this state’s Municipal Home Rule Law.
Section 3. This local law shall take effect immediately upon filing with this state’s Secretary of State, which filing shall await, and shall be conditioned upon, the outcome of the aforesaid mandatory referendum.
Section 4. The provisions of this local law, to the extent that they vary the provisions of Sections 20, 24 and/or 24-a of this state’s Town Law, are expressly authorized within Section 10(1)(ii)(a)(1) and Section 23 of this state’s Municipal Home Rule Law.
Councilman Audia advised the Town Board that, pursuant to the Municipal Home Rule Law of the State of New York, it will be necessary to hold a public hearing upon this law. He offered the following resolution which was seconded by Councilwoman Mosca, who moved its adoption:
WHEREAS, on August 8, 2013, Councilman Audia has introduced this local law for the Town of Washington, to be known as TOWN OF WASHINGTON LOCAL LAW NO. 1 OF THE YEAR 2013, a local law of the Town of Washington, Dutchess County, New York, to change the term of the office of the Town Supervisor; be it
RESOLVED, that a public hearing be held in relation to the proposed local law as set forth in the form of notice, hereinafter provided, at which hearing parties in interest and citizens shall have an opportunity to be heard, to be held at the Town Hall, 10 Reservoir Drive, Millbrook, New York, on September 12, 2013 at 7:00 o’clock, p.m., Prevailing Time, and that notice of said meeting shall be published in the official newspaper of general circulation in the Town of Washington, by the Town Clerk, at least five (5) days before such hearing and that such notice shall be in the following form:
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
TAKE NOTICE, that the Town Board of the Town of Washington will hold a public hearing at the Town Hall, 10 Reservoir Drive, Millbrook, New York, on September 12, 2013 at 7:00 o’clock, p.m., on Local Law No. 1 of the Year 2013, to change the Term of office of the Town Supervisor from two (2) years to Four (4) years, subject to mandatory referendum.
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that copies of the aforesaid proposed local law will be available for examination at the office of the Clerk of the Town of Washington, at the Town Hall, 10 Reservoir Drive, Millbrook, New York, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and then between 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on all business days between the date of this notice and the date of the public hearing.
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that all person interested and citizens shall have an opportunity to be heard on said proposal at the time and place aforesaid.
DATED: Millbrook, New York
August 8, 2013
MARY ALEX, Town Clerk
The foregoing resolution was duly put to a vote which resulted as follows:
Supervisor Ciferri __ABSENT__
Councilman Turletes AYE
Councilman Audia AYE
Councilwoman Mosca AYE
Councilman DeBonis AYE
DATED: Millbrook, New York
August 8, 2013
MARY ALEX, Town Clerk
Town of Washington
August 20th, 2013
The Recreation Commission will be holding their regular meeting on June 13th at the Village Hall. The meeting was originally scheduled for June 6th.
Feel free to call the Recreation Office at 677-8278 if you have any questions.
June 4th, 2013
The Town of Washington Town Board will be holding a special meeting on May 30th at the Town Hall. The Board will move into Executive Session to discuss a particular personnel matter.
Transfer Station Permits for the upcoming pass year are now available. The fee for the permits are $75.00 or $45.00 for Senior Citizens. A copy of the registration of the vehicle to be registered is required.
On Monday, May 27th, The Millbrook Memorial VFW Post 9008 is hosting the 2013 Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. The parade is scheduled for 10:00 AM along Franklin Avenue. Wreath laying will take place at the Veteran’s Green and a ceremony will follow at the upper area of the Tribute Garden Park. Thank you to all who have and those that continue to serve and protect us.
On Saturday, May 25th, the Millbrook Farmer’s Market will open for the season. We look forward to enjoying the fresh and delicious bounty from the local area. The Farmer’s Market is sponsored by the Millbrook Business Association.
Registration for Spring and Summer Recreation programs is underway. Visit the recreation website at www.towrecreation.com to view upcoming programs and download forms. The Town Park is being spruced up and will open this weekend. The pool will be opened for swimming in June.
The walking path at the Park is becoming a popular location for walkers and joggers. The smooth path and peaceful location make it the perfect location for getting in shape. Enjoy!
May 23rd, 2013
Please remember that there is NO burning from March 15th – May 15th. Burn permits are no longer required.
IMPORTANT FACTS TO READ BEFORE BURNING BRUSH
Don’t burn outdoors during dry, windy weather when vegetation in the vicinity is dry and fire-prone.
It may only take a very small spark or burning ember to ignite dry vegetation. Winds may not only carry the burning material into surrounding vegetation but also fan the flames and spread the fire rapidly.
Stay with your fire.
Should your fire escape, you may be able to stop its spread before it becomes large enough to require additional personnel and equipment to contain it.
Establish wide firebreaks around piles of leaves and brush to be burned.
Firebreaks should be free of vegetation and wide enough to contain burning embers that may fall or roll from the pile. The larger the pile to be burned, the wider the firebreak should be.
Keep debris piles small, gradually adding to the fires as they burn down.
Adding fuel gradually will keep fire intensity lower and lessen the chances that material will roll or be lofted over firebreaks into flammable vegetation. Large piles of burning debris generate intense heat capable of carrying relatively heavy burning embers up and away from the fire, perhaps far from the original fire.
Select burn locations away from overhanging branches and utility lines.
Intense heat rising from a fire could ignite leaves and branches of trees or damage overhead lines and disrupt essential utility services.
Keep water and equipment handy.
Have an available supply of water on hand to use in case your fire should get away. Mechanized equipment may be necessary to contain fires arising from brush pile burning, as embers may be blown farther from the fire and have more time to grow into an uncontrollable wildfire before you can get to the spot fire.
Stay informed about possible weather changes.
Gusty winds and changes in wind direction often accompany the passage of weather fronts. Thunderstorms may also generate strong gusts and downdrafts. Outdoor burning should be postponed when gusty winds are present or expected to occur during the time that burning would be in progress.
April 15th, 2013