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Schenectady County Legislature Chair Anthony Jasenski Congratulates The Galesi Group and Rush Street Gaming for Being Chosen One of Three Casino Sites in New York
"Schenectady County is extremely excited by the decision of the Gaming Facility Location Board. The decision to site a casino at the soon to be built Mohawk Harbor at the former ALCO site is a game changer for Schenectady County and our successful efforts to revitalize our historic downtown."
Posted on: December 18, 2014

Schenectady County to See Increased Savings through Expanded Solar Panel Project
Winter weather may be upon us, but the sun will still shine brightly for Schenectady County taxpayers as the County Legislature is scheduled to vote on the expansion of the County’s Solar Panel energy project resulting in more savings on the County government’s electric bill.
Posted on: December 18, 2014

Schenectady County Retains Aa1 Moody’s Bond Rating, the Highest Rating Acheived by a County in New York State
Schenectady County is excited to announce that we have once again retained our Aa1 bond rating. This is a very difficult rating to achieve and maintain. The Aa1 rating is the highest rating held by any county in New York State. There are only 4 of the 57 counties with this rating.
Posted on: December 17, 2014

Schenectady County Legislature to Hold Special Meeting December 17th
Please be advised that there shall be a Special Meeting of the Schenectady County Legislature on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. by the call of the Chair, Anthony Jasenski, Sr. The special meeting will be held in the Chambers of the Schenectady County Legislature, 6th Floor, Schenectady County Office Building, 620 State Street, Schenectady, New York.
Posted on: December 12, 2014

Schenectady County Receives $1.35 Million "Partnerships for Community Health" Grant from US Department of Health and Human Services
Anthony Jasenski, Chair of the Schenectady County Legislature, has announced that Schenectady County has received a $1.35 million (over three years) Partnerships for Community Health (PICH) grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Posted on: December 10, 2014

Schenectady County and Schenectady County Community College Partner to Keep Capital Projects Moving Forward
Schenectady County and Schenectady County Community College will create a new position through a shared services collaboration that will allow the college to proceed more quickly on its capital projects.  The county and the college will split the cost of hiring an assistant facilities engineer. Under this shared services arrangement, the county-employed engineer will devote 50 percent of his or her time to SCCC capital projects and the college will reimburse the county for half the engineer’s compensation.
Posted on: December 03, 2014

Schenectady County Legislature to Hold Public Hearing on Local Law to Increase Salaries of Certain Elected Officers
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to section 20 of the Municipal Home Rule Law, a public hearing is hereby called upon proposed Local Law A-2014, to be held before the Legislature of the County of Schenectady, in the Legislative Chambers in the County Office Building, 620 State Street, Schenectady, New York on the 9th day of December, 2014 at 7:00 pm for the purpose of hearing all interested persons on the question of proposed Local Law A-2014, entitled “A LOCAL LAW TO PROVIDE FOR THE PAYMENT OF INCREASED SALARIES TO ELECTED OFFICERS OF THE COUNTY OF SCHENECTADY.”
Posted on: December 02, 2014

SCCC Signs Agreements for Seamless Transfer of Music Students into Four Year Programs
Schenectady County Community College’s renowned School of Music – one of only a handful of nationally accredited two-year programs and a catalyst for magnificent performances throughout the Capital Region – recently made it a lot easier for its graduates to transfer to top four-year programs with new articulation agreements. These allow for seamless transfer of credits from SCCC into the four-year programs so that students enter with full junior status.
Posted on: November 06, 2014

SCCC Receives Donation to Move Forward with Kindl Building Renovations
The Schenectady County Community College (SCCC) Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution requesting that Schenectady County accept a generous $200,000 donation from the Kindl Family Fund towards the completion of renovations to the Kindl Building in Downtown Schenectady.
Posted on: October 21, 2014

Capital Region Land Bank Receives $3 Million Grant from AG Schneiderman for Neighborhood Revitalization
Capital Region Land Bank Chairman Robert Hoffman, Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy, and Amsterdam Mayor Ann Thane today celebrated news from State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman that the Capital Region Land Bank has received a $3 million grant to help promote neighborhood revitalization efforts.
Posted on: October 15, 2014

Schenectady County to Hold Foreclosed Property Auction on October 25th. Sale Continues Efforts to Streamline Government and Add Property to Tax Rolls
Schenectady County continues its efforts to streamline County Government by holding the 2014 Foreclosed Property Auction on Saturday, October 25, 2014. The auction will be held at Schenectady County Community College, The Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, at 11:00am (registration begins at 9:30am).
Posted on: October 14, 2014

Schenectady County Household Hazardous Waste Program Moves to Rotterdam for October 25th Collection
The Schenectady County Legislature has announced that the 2014 Schenectady County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Program will move to Rotterdam for the Saturday, October 25, 2014 collection. The collection will allow County residents to bring unwanted hazardous chemicals from around their homes to the Schenectady County Public Works Facility on Keller Avenue, Rotterdam, for safe and environmentally sound disposal.
Posted on: October 08, 2014

Schenectady County Buys Property to Move Family Literacy Center and Library Branch Plan Forward
Gary Hughes, Schenectady County Legislature Majority Leader and former Chair of the Committee on Libraries and Education, has announced that Schenectady County has closed on the property at 948-954 State Street that will be the new home of the Phyllis Bornt Branch Library and Family Literacy Center.
Posted on: October 06, 2014

City of Schenetady Receives $3.2 Million Lead Safe Housing Grant. Funding will Help Expand City & County Partnership
City of Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy today thanked Schenectady’s Congressional Delegation Senators Schumer, Gillibrand and Congressman Tonko for their leadership in the City of Schenectady’s $3,190,570 Lead Safe Housing Program grant. The Lead Safe Housing Program competitive grant was awarded to the City of Schenectady from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and will make 225 housing units lead safe over the next three years.
Posted on: October 01, 2014

Schenectady County Legislature Announces Dates for Public Hearing and Special Meetings to Review the 2015 Budget.
The Schenectady County Legislature has announced dates for special meetings of the Committee on Ways and Means to review the proposed 2015 Program Budget and the proposed 2015-2010 Capital Improvement Program.
Posted on: September 18, 2014

New York State Approves Schenectady County Agricultural District
Schenectady County officials have announced that the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has agreed to continue the Schenectady County Agricultural District for another eight years.
Posted on: August 28, 2014

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Visited Schenectady County to Announce Funding for Land Banks
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman joined with Schenectady County and City Officials and members from the Capital Region Land Bank to announce a new, competitive round of funding for New York State land banks that are working to rebuild and restore neighborhoods hit hard by the housing crisis. The event also celebrated the long-awaited demolition of a highly distressed property at 722 Eastern Avenue in Schenectady, which the land bank recently acquired as part of its comprehensive redevelopment effort along that corridor.
Posted on: August 04, 2014

Richmor Aviation Begins Construction of New $1.2 million Hanger at Schenectady County Airport
Richmor Aviation has begun construction on a new $1.2 million, 20,000 square foot hangar at the Schenectady County Airport.The Schenectady County Airport is home to the Stratton Air National Guard Base, an Armed Forces Reserve Center, the Schenectady County Airport Business Park, Schenectady County Community College’s aviation and air traffic controller program, and the County’s Recreation Center and Ice Rink.
Posted on: August 04, 2014

Schenectady County Announces the Return of Family Movie Nights
Schenectady County announces the return of Schenectady County Family Movie Nights. These FREE family entertainment events will be brought to communities around Schenectady County in August. The fun starts each night at 7:00pm with entertainment and activities by Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady and the Scotia Glenville Children’s Traveling Museum, followed by outdoor screenings of The Lego Movie.
Posted on: July 29, 2014

Former Grand Union on Hamburg Street to Receive $2 Million Renovation
Schenectady County officials have announced that the long vacant former Grand Union at 2696 Hamburg Street in Rotterdam will receive a $2 million upgrade by Highbridge Development, new owners of the building. Superior Business Products has signed a lease to occupy 25,000 square feet of space in the renovated building. The Hamburg Street corridor recently received news that NYS DOT will improve the streetscape in this commercial corridor using a new $5 million federal grant.
Posted on: July 18, 2014
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