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Town Reorganizational Meeting Scheduled

The Town Board of the Town of Washington will hold their annual organizational meeting on Thursday, January 8, 2015, during the regularly scheduled Town Board meeting. The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM at the Town of Washington Town Hall, 10 Reservoir Dr., Millbrook, NY 12545.

December 15th, 2014

NYS DEC Information

Beginning January I,2015, all persons are prohibited from placing or disposing of any electronic waste (i.e. computers, computer peripherals, televisions and small electronic equipment, etc.) at any solid or hazardous waste management facility, or placing electronic waste in the trash or at curbside for trash collection which is intended for disposal at a solid or hazardous management facility in the state. The NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act (Act) of 2010 requires manufacturers
of covered electronic equipment to provide free and convenient recycling of electronic waste to most
consumers in the state

December 15th, 2014

Public Hearing Regarding Fire Contract


PLEASE BE ADVISED that the Town Board of the Town of Washington will be holding a Public Hearing on Thursday, December 11, 2014, at the Town Hall, Reservoir Drive, Millbrook. The Public Hearing will begin on or about 7:00 PM. Pursuant to Section 184 of Town Law, the Town of Washington will contract with the Village of Millbrook to provide for fire protection and rescue squad services for the portion of the Town of Washington Fire District. The Town will pay the Village the sum of $ 421,690.00 for these services. Any and all comments will be heard.

By the Order of the Town Board
Dated: December 1, 2014
Mary Alex, Town Clerk

December 1st, 2014

Town Board Meeting


Please be advised that the Town of Washington Town Board will be holding a special meeting on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at 7:00 PM, at the Town of Washington Town Hall. The purpose of the meeting is for the Board to discuss a matter of litigation and any other business that may come before them.

Dated: Nov. 25, 2014
By the Order of the Town Board
Mary Alex, Town Clerk

November 25th, 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

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 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

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