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Volume 2  Number  12  December, 2005

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 12th at 7:00 p.m.  A special end of the year meeting will be conducted on December 28th at 4:00 p.m. to conduct end of the year financial business. The Town Hall Building Committee met on November 16th and reviewed proposals from two firms that submitted responses to our RFP.

            The Town Offices will be closed on Monday, December 26th for the Christmas Holiday.

Quaker Springs Fire Department News

From 6:00 Ė 9:00 pm on Tuesday, December 13th the Quaker Springs Fire department will conduct the annual Fire District Commissioner election and a referendum on the proposed Length of Service Award Program (LOSAP).  A public information meeting to explain the LOSAP program will be held at the firehouse on Monday, December 5th at 7:00 pm.   LOSAP programs have been developed to help recruit and retain active volunteer firefighters.  Candidates for the Fire Commissioner position are incumbent James Bodnar and Arthur Thivierge Jr.  Registered voters living within the Quaker Springs Fire District are eligible to vote.

Saratoga Lake Association News

     The City of Saratoga Springs is moving forward in their effort to use Saratoga Lake as a source of water.  This would place severe restrictions on possible uses of the land in our town that fall within the watershed and in addition, a great expense and resultant tax could be placed on town residents to pay for the watershed monitoring.  The Town of Saratoga is strongly opposed to the city plan and has joined with SLPID and the Towns of Stillwater and Malta in litigation to stop the city.  Town residents are encouraged to write letters to the DOH and DEC stating their opposition to the city plan.  Addresses and sample letters are listed on the Saratoga Lake Association web page.  The official website of the Saratoga Lake Association is

Old Saratoga on the Hudson LWRP Visioning Workshop

On Monday, December 5th   at 7:00 pm a public visioning workshop on area Hudson River/Champlain Canal corridor projects will be conducted at the Schuylerville Jr./Sr. High School.  The visioning workshops are a part of the Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan (LWRP) activities that have been developed over the past several years by Old Saratoga on the Hudson.  Participating communities include the Towns of Saratoga, Northumberland, Greenwich, and Easton and the Villages of Schuylerville and Victory.  The meeting will provide residents an opportunity to provide input and direction concerning desired projects and to learn about the planning efforts that have occurred to date.  Using information gathered at this meeting, an implementation strategy that provides a blueprint for the Old Saratoga region will be developed.   If you are unable to make this meeting, a second identical meeting will be conducted at the Middle Falls Fire House on Wednesday, December 7th at 7:00 pm.  

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 3rd and 4th.  The walk to the 911 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 4:00 pm.  Following the tree lighting, residents will learn about the history of St. Nicholas and Dutch Christmas traditions.  Santa & Mrs. Claus will arrive on a Schuyler Hose Fire Truck and will meet the children at 74 Broad Street between Dwell and Eliís, where Santa & Mrs. Claus will talk with the children.  There will be caroling, shopping, and food on Ferry Street and Broad Street from Spring Street to Burgoyne Street. A number of vendors will be set up in the Town of Saratoga Town Hall on both days.  Merchants will be offering late hours and there will be book signing by local authors.  This will be a great opportunity for residents to do shopping and to visit the new art galleries and stores.

2005 Remembrance Tree Program 

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



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