Mayoral Announcement

Dear Village Residents,

 

I hope everyone is doing well and you all have been in my thoughts during this ongoing pandemic. As you know, we have entered the “re-opening” phases issued by the Governor. While this is great news and I assume everyone is looking forward to a return to some sort of normalcy, I would remind everyone that the virus has not gone away and we must continue to follow best practices to maintain a level of health and safety that allows us to continue to move through the future phases. If you have questions, we are trying to keep up-to-date information on our village website villageofschuylerville.org  for you but would recommend that you become familiar with the guidelines and recommendations found on the NYS website https://www.health.ny.gov/  and https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home as well as the information found on our County Health website https://www.saratogacountyny.gov/

 

Throughout these last few months, I couldn’t be prouder to be a part of this wonderful Village and greater Saratoga community.  Our businesses, organizations, local governments, and not-for-profits have stepped up  in ways that we all should be proud of. There are so many examples of how people worked behind the scenes to serve our community that if I tried to highlight all of them, I would undoubtedly leave some off accidentally. So, for all those that have been on the forefront of keeping Schuylerville Strong, I would like to send my personal thanks to all of you. The sacrifices you have made and the examples you have set during this crisis will shine a light on our community for years to come. As I know we aren’t out of the woods yet, I hope that we continue to stand together and lift each other up when it is needed. 

 

I would like to say thank you to our village employees who have continued to serve our community throughout this pandemic. Almost overnight, they have had to adapt to the challenges that faced us regarding the protocols for safe work environments as mandated by our governor. Their ability to navigate through this challenging time has allowed for the vital services to continue to be delivered to our village residents during the pandemic. I am proud to say that the employees of this village maintained a level of service and commitment that is second to none.

 

Below you will find the schedules for how we plan to move forward through the reopening phases.

 

Village Office

 

Phase 1:

The offices will remain closed with staff available by phone or e-mail all regular office hours (8:30am to 4:30pm)

 

Phase 2: 

All persons entering the office will be required to wear a mask. 

Open to the public one morning a week and one afternoon with the following;

Monday closed to the public 

Tuesday 7:00-10:30am 

Wednesday Closed 

Thursday 1:00-5:00pm 

Friday Closed 

Office staff available by phone or e-mail all regular office hours (8:30am to 4:30pm)

 

 

Phase 3: 

All persons entering the office will be required to wear a mask.

Open to the public two mornings and two afternoons with the following hours;

Monday 2:00-5:00pm 

Tuesday 7:00-10:30am 

Wednesday 7:00-11:30am

Thursday 1:00-5:00pm 

Friday Closed 

Office staff available by phone or e-mail all regular office hours (8:30am to 4:30pm)

 

Phase 4:

All persons entering the office will be required to wear a mask.

Open to public as follows;

Monday 2:00-5:00pm 

Tuesday 7:00-10:30am 

Wednesday 7:00-11:30am

Thursday 1:00-5:00pm 

Friday 7:00-11:30 

Office staff available by phone or e-mail all regular office hours (8:30am to 4:30pm)

 

During all phases, Garbage stickers will still be available by mail, at Byron’s, at Old Saratoga Mercantile. I would like to thank both businesses for continuing to offer our stickers while the office has been closed to the public. **Please be advised that starting June 1st, garbage stickers will go up to two dollars per ticket. We will still be using the same tickets, and each bag will require the same amount of stickers, so any tickets bought prior to June 1st will still be accepted (like forever stamps.) 

 

Department of Public Works

 

Starting the week of June 8th, the DPW crew will begin a 40-hour week schedule, working the traditional summer hours of Monday through Thursday 6am to 3pm and Friday 6am to 10am.

The DPW crew is committed to practicing social distancing and following health and safety protocols.

They will take their lunch breaks on a staggered schedule to avoid close contact.

 

In closing, I would like to thank everyone once again for all that you are doing and have done to keep Schuylerville Strong. We will get through this together, you are not alone, and we will come out stronger and more resilient than before. 

 

Wishing the best for you and your family and friends,

 

Dan Carpenter