Schenectady County Legislature’s Committee on Intergovernmental Cooperation Convened a Community Meeting on Shared Services and Government Efficiency
The Schenectady County Legislature’s Committee on Intergovernmental Cooperation hosted a community meeting on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 to discuss the New York State Property Tax Credit Freeze Credit and begin a dialog with Schenectady County local municipalities regarding new ways to work together to share services and operate more efficiently.
Posted on: February 11, 2015
Schenectady County Offers Important Tips for Residents During Extreme Cold Temperatures
Schenectady County is warning Schenectady County residents to take precautions during the coming days of artic-like temperatures and oppressive wind chills. The Schenectady County Office of Emergency Management urges county residents to follow these safety tips to protect themselves, their families and their loved ones from freezing conditions.
Posted on: February 11, 2015
Schenectady County Legislature Appoints Richard Ruzzo to Vacant Seat on Legislature
The Schenectady County Legislature tonight voted unanimously to appoint Richard W. Ruzzo to fill the legislature vacancy created by the recent resignation of Robert Hoffman upon his election as City of Schenectady Court Justice.
Posted on: February 10, 2015
U.S. Senators Schumer and Gillibrand Have Announced that Stratton Air National Guard will Keep Two Crucial C-130 Aircraft
U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the Stratton Air National Guard Base in Schenectady will keep two C-130 “wheelbird” aircraft that had been scheduled to be moved elsewhere. These aircraft are particularly important because they support the National Guard when the ski-equipped aircraft are conducting a polar mission.
Posted on: February 09, 2015
Schenectady County Legislature and Capital Region Land Bank Fight Blight in Rotterdam
The Schenectady County Legislature last night unanimously moved out of committee a resolution that will transfer three blighted properties located in the Town of Rotterdam to Schenectady’s Land Bank so that they can be demolished or rehabilitated.
Posted on: February 05, 2015
Schenectady County Legislature to Vote on Resolution Adding New Sidewalks on Alplaus Avenue Bridge
The Schenectady County Legislature moved a resolution to a vote at Tuesday's Legislature Committee meeting to accept a supplemental agreement with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) for an additional sidewalk on the Alplaus Avenue Bridge.
Posted on: February 04, 2015
Schenectady County Legislature to hold Legislative Caucus on February 10th to Fill Member Vacancy
THERE SHALL BE a Caucus of the Schenectady County Legislature on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. by the call of Chair Anthony Jasenski, Sr. to be held in the Chambers of the Schenectady County Legislature located at 620 State Street, Schenectady, New York, 6th Floor, for the purpose of filling a legislative vacancy created by the resignation of Legislator Robert Hoffman effective December 31, 2014.
Posted on: February 02, 2015
Von Roll USA to Invest $21 Million at Schenectady County Manufacturing Plant
Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that Von Roll USA, Inc., a global market leader for insulation products, systems and services, will invest $21 million to expand operations at its Schenectady County manufacturing plant, retaining 155 jobs and creating 18 new jobs. Von Roll will expand operations in New York State as it consolidates work from its facility in New Jersey, and modernizes and improves its manufacturing operations.
Posted on: January 20, 2015
Schenectady County Now Accepting Applications for 2015-2016 County Initiative Grant Program Funding
Anthony Jasenski, Chairman of the Schenectady County Legislature, is pleased to announce the continuation of the County Initiative Arts Grant Program (CIP) for 2015-2016. Dedicated art and tourism funds will be distributed to local organizations in support of activities in historic preservation and the performing, visual, and literary arts.
Posted on: January 13, 2015
Schenectady County Human Rights Commission's Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition Hosts Annual King Day Celebration
On Sunday, January 18, 2015, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition of the Schenectady County Human Rights Commission will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a community rally followed by a special program, “Remember! Celebrate! Act! Share The Dream.” The featured keynote speaker for this important celebration is Rev. Horace Sanders, Pastor of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. The program will also feature music from The King Choir, which includes singers from throughout Schenectady County.
Posted on: January 12, 2015
Atlantic Development Plans $6 million Retail Project at State and Brandywine in Schenectady
Schenectady officials have announced that Atlantic Development based in Hingham, Massachusetts has optioned a three-acre site at the corner of State Street and Brandywine Avenue in the City of Schenectady and plans to develop the site for retail uses. The company plans to invest more than $6 million in the new project.
Posted on: January 09, 2015
Schenectady County Accepting Applications for 2015 Senior Citizen of the Year (Deadline Extended Until January 9, 2015)
Schenectady County has announced a call for nominations for the “2015 Senior Citizen of the Year” and “Senior Citizen with an Outstanding Contribution” awards. The Schenectady County Department of Senior and Long Term Care Services is asking for your help to celebrate the accomplishments of our older residents by submitting the name of a senior in our community who has either through professional accomplishments or volunteer efforts, offered their time and experience to worthwhile projects or causes.
Posted on: January 05, 2015
Schenectady County Residents Recycle More Than 6,800 Gallons and 14,500 Pounds of Hazardous Material During Successful 2014 Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program
Anthony Jasenski, Sr., Chair of the Schenectady County Legislature, has announced that more than 800 Schenectady County households took advantage of the Schenectady County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program in 2014. More than 6,800 gallons of hazardous liquids and 14,500 pounds of hazardous materials were collected during the program, an increase of 5 percent and 32 percent respectively.
Posted on: January 05, 2015
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