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30 Ferry Street, P. O. Box 38  Schuylerville, NY 12871   Volume 1  Number  12  December, 2004

Warm Greetings to Everyone!

The month of December is a time to think of giving to others, a time of celebration, and a time to reflect back on the past year.  It is amazing how fast the past 12 months have gone by.  During this time numerous changes have taken place in our town.  All of your elected and appointed officials have worked hard and have attempted to conduct town business in a way that reflected the wishes of town residents.  The next meeting of the Town Board is scheduled for Monday, December 13th at 7:00 p.m.  Some of the items that will be covered at this meeting include: zoning officer's report, town clerk's reports, supervisor's report, committee reports, and a public hearing on the new cable contract with Time Warner.   A special end of the year meeting will be conducted on December 29th  at 4:00 p.m. to conduct end of the year financial business.  During the month of January a committee will be formed to study the issue of a new town hall.  Anyone interested in serving and working on this committee should contact Tom Wood or any town board member.

            The Town Offices will be closed on Friday, December  24th for the Christmas Holiday and Friday, December  31st for the New Year Holiday.

Saratoga Lake Association News

     On December 14th at 7:00 p.m. the City of Saratoga Springs will conduct a final hearing on the Environmental Impact Statement regarding the use of Saratoga Lake as a source of water for the city of Saratoga Springs.  Of particular concern is the portion of this document that calls for the creation of a Saratoga Lake Watershed Management District.  Such a district would place severe restrictions on possible uses of the land in our town that falls within the watershed.  In addition, a great expense and resultant tax would be placed on town residents to pay for the watershed monitoring.  Such action would be a blatant example of taxation without representation.  Town residents are encouraged to go to the meeting and inform the city council that we are not going to accept these conditions.  The Saratoga Lake Association will be conducting their Holiday Mixer on Saturday, December 4th from 4:00 to 9:00 PM.  This will provide all members an opportunity to socialize and get to know each other better.     The official website of the Saratoga Lake Association is

Schuylerville-Victory Water Board News

Construction of the new water treatment plant has begun.  Site work including the pouring of footings, installation of water storage tanks, and laying of some water mains should be completed before the end of this construction season.  It is hoped that the new water treatment plant will be completed by August, 2005.  The next water workshop will be held in Victory on December 14th at 6:00 PM and the next water board meeting will be held on December 21st  at 7:00 PM in Schuylerville.  

Dutch Christmas    The Schuylerville Area Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring the Annual Schuylerville Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Craft Fair on Saturday and Sunday, December 4th and 5th.  The walk to the village park to light the Christmas tree will start at the Community Health Center located at the corner of Spring Street and Broad Street beginning at 3:30 PM.  Following the tree lighting, Santa & Mrs. Claus will arrive on a Schuyler Hose Fire Truck and will meet the children at the Old Saratoga on the Hudson office at the corner of Ferry Street and Broad Street, where Santa & Mrs. Claus will talk with the children.  The Craft Fair will be conducted at the Youth Center in Fort Hardy Park on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and on Sunday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  A variety of musical groups will be performing at several locations on Broad Street on Saturday afternoon.  

Cable TV Problems  The cable company is required by law to have the cable 15.5 feet above a driveway or road. Anyone that has concerns or problems with the height of the TV cable is encouraged to contact the Public Service Commission (PSC) at (518)-474-2213.  In addition anyone that wishes to have the cable extended to their area of the town should contact Time Warner for a feasibility study.

2004 Remembrance Tree Program 

The Schuylerville American Legion Post and Auxiliary #278 will sponsor the Remembrance Tree Program on Saturday, December 4th at 5:00 PM at the Legion on Clancy Street.


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