The Schenectady County Legislature Announces the Selection of Recipients for the 2014 County Initiative Arts Grant Program
The Schenectady County Legislature has announced the list of local community organizations that will receive grant awards through the 2014/2015 County Initiative Program (CIP). The program uses dedicated funds from the County’s Hotel/Motel Bed Tax to support projects that promote the performing, visual and literary arts and historic preservation within Schenectady County. The County Legislature adopted a resolution at its April meeting awarding grants totaling $36,000 to 30 community organizations.
Posted on: April 16, 2014
Schenectady County welcomes Quirky, the company that makes invention accessible, to Downtown Schenectady
State, County, and local officials has announced that Quirky, the company that makes invention accessible, will open an office in downtown Schenectady. Quirky will occupy two floors at the Center City building at 433 State Street, and plans to create 180 new jobs in downtown Schenectady within the next three years.
Posted on: March 27, 2014
Schenectady County Welcomes Community Load Fund to their new Satellite Office at the County Business Center.
Schenectady County welcomed the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region to their new satellite office at 920 Albany Street in the Schenectady County Business Center during a grand opening event. Schenectady County Legislature Chair Tony Jasenski was joined by Congressman Paul Tonko, NYS Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, Mayor Gary McCarthy, and other local and community officials in welcoming Executive Director Linda MacFarlane and her staff. The County is donating space to the Loan Fund for the office.
Posted on: March 24, 2014
Legislature Chairman Tony Jasenski joined with Assemblymember Phil Steck in Support of Assembly Bill will help Local Municipalities Deal with Skyrocketing Health Insurance Costs
Schenectady County Legislature Chairman Tony Jasenski joined with Assemblymember Phil Steck today in support of an Assembly bill that will help local municipalities deal with skyrocketing health insurance costs. Local governments have been dealing with skyrocketing health insurance costs for years. Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) has introduced a bill (A.8362-A) to allow municipalities such as towns, villages, and school districts to join county self-insured health plans as a way to drive down costs.
Posted on: March 20, 2014
Former MVP Building Back in Business with Plan for $3.6 million Project to Create Upscale Apartments
The former MVP Building at 111 Liberty Street will be turned into 30 upscale apartments with a $3.6 million private investment helping to continue the momentum that is building on lower State Street in downtown Schenectady.
Posted on: March 13, 2014
Schenectady County Retains Second Highest Moody’s Bond Rating
Schenectady County is excited to announce that we have once again retained our Aa1 bond rating. Moody’s has 19 rating categories and Schenectady County is in the second highest rating category – there is only one higher rating in the Moody’s rating scale than the Aa1.
Posted on: March 12, 2014
Schenectady County Legislature Announces Dates for the 2014 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program
The Schenectady County Legislature today announced the 2014 Schenectady County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Program. The program allows County residents to bring unwanted hazardous chemicals from around their homes to the Schenectady County Yard Waste Composting Facility and Resident Recycling Center at 24 Hetcheltown Rd, for safe and environmentally sound disposal.
Posted on: March 04, 2014
Schenectady County Legislature Chairman Anthony Jasenski is Joining with Governor Cuomo to Invite Residents to Volunteer for Citizen Preparedness Corp.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Chairman of the Schenectady County Legislature, Anthony Jasenski, invite you to participate in the Capital Region Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program that will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014.
Posted on: February 24, 2014
Schenectady County Passes Resolution Supporting Senate Bill that will Reimburse Counties for Costs Associated with Duplicate Primary Elections
The Schenectady County Legislature passed a resolution during their regular monthly meeting on February 11, 2014 that calls on the State Legislature to approve Senate bill number 6417, entitled AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to the reimbursement to counties and the city of New York of the costs associated with administering primary elections.
Posted on: February 14, 2014
Schenectady County Takes Next Steps to Receive Hurricane Irene - Tropical Storm Lee Flood Mitigation Project Funding
Schenectady County Legislature Chairman Tony Jasenski recently spoke on behalf of six flood mitigation projects in Schenectady County during a public hearing held by Empire State Development to consider final funding for the county’s Hurricane Irene-Tropical Storm Lee Flood Mitigation Capital Project Plan. The projects in the Towns of Rotterdam, Duanesburg, and Princetown would address lingering flood damage due to Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee and to position the county to withstand future severe weather events.
Posted on: February 13, 2014
New Testing, Repair and Logistics Operations Center Bringing 150 New Jobs to Schenectady County's Glenville Business and Technolgy Park
Schenectady County joined with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to announce that Communications Test Design Inc. (CTDI), a leader in global engineering, repair, logistics and product manufacturing in the communications service industry, has selected the Glenville Business and Technology Park in Schenectady County for a new, 130,000 square foot facility that will create 150 new jobs. The CTDI project represents a total investment of $11.4 million in New York State.
Posted on: February 03, 2014
Schenectady County Announces 2014-2015 County Initiative Grant Program
Anthony Jasenski, Chairman of the Schenectady County Legislature, is pleased to announce the continuation of the County Initiative Arts Grant Program (CIP) for 2014-2015. 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 22, 2014
Schenectady County Provides 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: January 21, 2014
Schenectady County Announces 2014 Rabies Vaccination Clinic Dates
Schenectady County has announced the dates for the 2014 Rabies Vaccination Clinics. The annual program provides Schenectady County residents with free vaccinations for their cats, dogs and ferrets.
Posted on: January 20, 2014
Schenectady County Closes on Property to be leased to the R-C (Rotterdam-Carmen) Little League for New Little League Complex
Schenectady County officials have announced that the County has formally purchased 8.7 acres of land on Burdeck Street which will allow the R-C (Rotterdam-Carmen) Little League to begin construction on a new baseball complex.
Posted on: January 10, 2014
Schenectady County Legislature Elects New Leadership at Bi-Annual Organizational Meeting
The Schenectady County Legislature held its Bi-Annual Organizational Meeting and swearing-in ceremony on Monday, January 6, 2014 in the Schenectady County Legislature Chamber.
Posted on: January 07, 2014
Schenectady County Partners with Martin, Harding and Mazzotti to Offer a "Safe Ride Home" for New Years.
The Schenectady County Sheriff and the STOP-DWI Program will once again partner this year with Martin, Harding and Mazzotti on the Safe Ride Home Program for New Year’s Eve. This year, Schenectady County residents can receive a free taxi ride home on New Year’s Eve by calling 1-800-529-1010.
Posted on: December 30, 2013
Velocity Print Solutions to Expand in Glenville
Schenectady County and the Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority today joined with National Grid to announce an expansion of Velocity Print Solutions at the Glenville Business and Technology Park in Schenectady County.
Posted on: December 17, 2013
Schenectady County Residents Recycle More Than 6,500 Gallons and 11,000 Pounds of Hazardous Material During Successful 2013 Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program
Judith Dagostino, Chairwoman of the Schenectady County Legislature, today announced that more than 300 fifty-gallon drums including more than 6,500 gallons of hazardous liquids and 11,000 pounds of hazardous materials were collected during Schenectady County’s successful 2013 Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program. The program was utilized by 798 residents/households, a 53 percent increase over 2012.
Posted on: December 13, 2013
Schenectady County Celebrates National Adoption Month with Annual Tree Lighting on Wednesday, November 20th
Schenectady County will host an Adoption Day Celebration and their annual Adoption Tree lighting in recognition of National Adoption Month on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 4p.m. in front of the Schenectady County Office Building (620 State Street). The tree lighting is a visible symbol of recognition for those families who have adopted children the past year.
Posted on: November 20, 2013