Local notices: Dec. 27, 2018



Organizational Meeting

The 2019 Organizational Meeting will be held on January 1, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. at the New Scotland Town Hall, 2029 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands NY.

Diane R. Deschenes

New Scotland Town Clerk



New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Notice of Complete Application

Date: 12/19/2018



Facility: New Scotland Highway Garage

2869 New Scotland Rd

New Scotland, NY

Application ID: 


Permits(s) Applied for: 1 - Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is located: in NEW SCOTLAND in ALBANY COUNTY

Project Description:

The applicant proposes a discharge of up to 3,200 gpd of treated plain wash water to an unmapped tributary to Vly Creek, a class C waterbody from the New Scotland DPW Garage located at 2869 New Scotland Road, in the Town of New Scotland, Albany County. The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a permit for a SPDES permit under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law. This tentative determination indicates that the discharge regulated under this statue is considered to satisfy regulatory standards for permit issuance, based on information available to the Department at this time. As a tentative determination, the Department seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance. As such, this tentative determination does not signify Department approval or endorsement of the activity for which a permit is sought or for the overall proposed project. Refer to this application by application number listed above and SPDES Number NY0282511.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination

Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed.

SEQR Lead Agency None Designated

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination

Cultural resource lists and maps have been checked. The proposed activity is not in an area of identified archaeological sensitivity and no known registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified or documented for the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.

DEC Commissioner Policy 29, Environmental Justice and Permitting (CP-29)

It has been determined that the proposed action is not subject to CP-29.

Availability For Public Comment Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than 01/25/2019 or 30 days after the publication date of this notice, whichever is later. 

Contact Person



1130 N Westcott Rd 

Schenectady, NY 12306

(518) 357-2069



Public Notice of Hearing

The Town of New Scotland

Planning Board

Notice is hereby given that the Planning Board of Town of New Scotland, New York will hold a public hearing pursuant to Article IV, Section 190-41 of the Zoning Law on the following proposition:

A Public Hearing for Special Use Permit # 604

Special Use Permit Application # 604:  Application submitted Rose & Robin Tell-Drake for a Special Use Permit to allow for a parcel owned by Dale Caron to be used for “Agricultural uses, less than 7 acres”. The parcel is located within the RA district at 9 Game Farm  Road, contains approx. 1.3  acres, and is identified as New Scotland tax parcel # 95.-3-61.10. This application is a Special Use of Article II, Section 190-15 (D)(14) of the Town of New Scotland Zoning Law and local law #2 of 2016, Section 3e(3).

Hearing will take place on January 3, 2019 at the New Scotland Town Hall beginning at 7:00 P.M.

Charles Voss

Chairman, Planning Board



Notice is hereby given that the Town of Berne 2019 Organizational Meeting has been scheduled for January 9, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the Berne Town Hall.

Dated: December 12, 2018

Anita C. Clayton

Berne Town Clerk




TAKE NOTICE that the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Village of Voorheesville will hold a Public Hearing to review an application from Paul and JoAnn Vossler for side yard Area Variances of 1 ft and 6 ft to allow a current deck to remain as constructed at the residence located at 32 Locust Drive. A need to remedy was discovered during the recent purchase process.

The Public Hearing will be held at 7:00 PM on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Village Hall, 29 Voorheesville Avenue. 





The taxable inhabitants of the Town of Berne will take notice that the undersigned Collector of Taxes in the said town, has received the warrant for the collection of taxes for the present year, and will attend at the following named place and dates for the receiving of taxes.

During January 2019

Saturday - January 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th -- 9AM to NOON.

Berne Town Hall

During February & March by appointment

No collection fee during January, 1.00% fee during February, 2.00% fee during March. Tax rolls will be turned over to Albany County Finance Department April 2019. Thereafter a collection fee will be 5% plus interest. 

Rate per $1,000.00 valuation:

County Purposess $5.739656

Town & Highway 2, 3 & 4 $3.851056

Highway 1 $0.468721

Berne Fire District $2.041246

Helderberg Ambulance $0.308050

Total $12.408729






The taxable inhabitants of the town of Knox will please take notice that the undersigned collector of taxes in the said town has received the warrant for the collection of the for the present year. and will attend at the following name place and dates for the receiving of taxes. If paying by cash. please. the exact amount:

During January 2019

Saturday January 12th, 19th, and 26th at Knox Tow Hall.

Hours 9:30am to 3:30pm

Thursday January 10th, 17, and 24, 31.

Hours 5:00pm to 8 pm at Knox Town Hall and by appointment weather permitting No Sunday

During February

Thursday February 28

Hours 5pm to 8 pm

During March

Monday April 1

Hours 5pm to 8pm at 

Knox Tovm Hall

No collection fee during January: 1% during February: 2% March. Tax rolls will be turned over to Albany County finance Department April 1. 2018. Thereafter a collection fee will be 5% plus interest.

Rate per $1.000.00 of Valuation:

County Purpose $6.159197

Town  $0.502613

Highway  $1.467373

Berne fire  $1.976063

Knox fire  $2.140296

Lighting  $0.508997

Diane Champion

Tax Collector

Town of Knox

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