Dear Schuylerville Residents,
I hope that everyone had a great summer and as the leaves start to turn this autumn, I encourage you all to come down and enjoy the Schuylerville Small Business Association’s 3rd Annual Fall Festival this Sunday, October 7th. There will be vendors and live music throughout Broad and Ferry Streets with almost all of our wonderful businesses and not for profits participating in this year’s scavenger hunt which begins at the Schuylerville Library. The Festival begins at noon and will run till around 4pm. The Schuylerville Tree Committee has also scheduled a number of tree plantings around the Village that same day and if folks are interested in volunteering they should reach out to Chairperson Nicole Proctor.
That is a great segue into the next announcement. At the September Village meeting, with great reluctance, I accepted the resignation of Trustee Nicole Proctor from the Village Board. Nicole and her family have moved out of the Village to Corinth, where her husband has taken a new job within that community. Nicole has been a great leader and asset during her time of service to our village. She has graciously confirmed that she will remain Chairperson of the Schuylerville Tree Committee for at least the next year and will work to mentor her successor during that time.
As a result of Nicole’s resignation, I announced that we were seeking applicants to fill the vacant Trustee seat until a special election could be held in the 1st quarter of 2019. This morning, I had the pleasure of swearing in Village resident Timothy LeBaron, who will attend his first Village meeting next week on Wednesday, October 10th at 6:30 PM. Tim has worked with the state DOT for over 30 years and brings his vast knowledge of state operations and a fresh perspective to the board.
Lastly, Deputy Clerk-Treasurer Rose Decker announced her plans to retire at the end of October 2018. Rose has served this village selflessly and for most of us, was the first person we met when dealing with the village office. The warmth and professionalism that Rose brought to her position for over a decade will be greatly missed. We posted to fill her position in the beginning of September and received a number of applications. After interviewing many applicants, I am happy to announce that Rebecca Christner has accepted our offer and will begin training next week. Rebecca has worked in the financial industry since the early 1990’s and her skills are a welcome addition to the fiscal oversight of our village financial records. Rebecca will be a great addition to the team in our village office.
Hope to see you Sunday,