Message from the Mayor

MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR

 

Dear Schuylerville Residents,

 

I hope that everyone is having an enjoyable Fall. In October, the Schuylerville Small Business Association and the Schuylerville Area Chamber of Commerce brought a successful 3rd annual Fall Festival to the village. The Schuylerville Library and OSAA deserve to be recognized for their partnership and participation as well. I would like to thank all involved for their hard work and commitment which makes this Festival so successful.

In case you haven’t seen, the sidewalk replacement on Pearl Street has begun as we have finished installing a much needed sidewalk across from the school on Spring Street. The Sidewalk Committee, chaired by Trustee Bryan Drew, did an excellent job in identifying the sidewalks most in need of repair and worked closely with Assemblymember Carrie Woerner to secure a $50,000 nomination grant to help cover the cost of this project. While this project was paid for by a grant, remember that each year the village budgets $5,000 to reimburse property owners who repair or replace existing sidewalks. Each property is eligible for reimbursement of up to 50% of their sidewalk repair/replacement costs up to a total of $1,500 per property. If you are interested in further information on this program, please contact the village office at 518-695-3881.

As the last few leaves drop and the snow begins to fly this winter, please take note of the parking restrictions that go into effect in early December. These restrictions are in place so that our DPW crew can keep the village streets clear and safe for all drivers, but especially for emergency vehicles. These restrictions will be strictly enforced this year. Everyone should have received a parking flyer with their sewer bill this year. If you need a reminder click on this link to review the flyer http://bit.ly/vosparking. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the office at 518.695.3881.

Preparations for Schuylerville’s St. Nicolaas Weekend are well underway and they’re seeking volunteers for help with this very special event. If you are interested volunteering for one or more of these activities, please contact Lorraine Thompson (lorthomp@aol.com, 518-396-6558). Many hands make light work! This is what they need help with:

Sat. Nov. 17th from 10 am – 12 pm: Setting up the Dutch Village and bandstand and decorating at the park near Byron’s. Please meet at the shed behind the Town Hall at 10 am. It would be ideal if some of you are able to lift 40 lbs.

Sat. Nov. 24th from 10 am – 12 pm: Setting up the Memory Trees at the Town Hall. This will involve pounding stakes and zip-tying the memory trees to the stakes.

Sun. Nov. 25th from 1 – 2 pm: Decorating the lobby at the Town Hall. This will involve setting up and decorating the Christmas tree, decorating the windows, and hanging wreaths on the doors.

Thurs. Nov. 29th from 3 – 7 pm: Setting up the Festival of Trees at the Town Hall. This will involve moving around tables and chairs, setting up and decorating the stage, setting up the little trees that are for sale, and gathering and setting up decorations from the basement

Sat. Dec. 1st from 4 – 7 pm: Breaking down the Festival of Trees at the Town Hall. This will involve breaking down the stage, putting decorations back into the basement, putting away tables and chairs, and vacuuming the space

If you’re not able to volunteer for the above activities, we are also seeking:

Tree decorators: Are you creative? Please help us decorate small, artificial Christmas trees for the Schuylerville Community Theater’s fundraiser to benefit their scholarship program. Three-foot or four-foot trees are available with either colored or white lights. Please contact Lorraine if you would like to decorate a tree.

Craft show vendors: Are you a crafter or artist? Please join the Festival of Trees Craft Fair at the Town Hall. The craft fair will begin with the Lighting of the Memory Trees on Nov. 30th at 6 pm and will continue on Dec. 1st from 10-4pm. There is a fee of $25, which includes lunch on Saturday. Vendors are welcome to set up at 4:30 pm on Nov. 30th. Please contact Lorraine and Andrea if you would like to join the craft fair.

General donations and refreshment donations: Love to bake? SCT is gratefully accepting refreshment donations for the Lighting of the Memory Trees reception. Cash donations will help Schuylerville Community Theater to purchase the little artificial trees for their fundraiser and will help defray other costs for the event.

Something special happening at your business? St. Nicolaas plans to visit all of the small businesses that are open on Saturday Dec. 1st after the parade. Lots of children and families will be out and about and will surely visit as well. Please help us to bring in the holiday cheer! If you plan on having a special event at your business on Dec. 1, please let them know and they can help to promote it!

I hope to see you tonight at the monthly meeting at 7:00 PM at the Village Office click here to see the agenda http://bit.ly/vos_nov_agenda,

Dan Carpenter