Berne is cleaning up for the Memorial Day parade

To the Editor:

In preparation for the Kiwanis Club of the Helderbergs annual Memorial Day Parade through the town of Berne, the town is hosting an event at the Berne transfer station on May 19 to help promote a town-wide cleanup project.

On this day, the transfer station will accept the following without charge: paint cans (empty, clean, and dry), electronics, tires (limit of four), refrigerators, air-conditioners, and dehumidifiers. These items usually carry a small fee.

Also, town residents may stop in at the highway department and pick up heavy trash bags, and sign up for pickup on Monday, May 21. Please use these bags to clean up the roadside areas around your homes or whatever you may need a little assistance with in getting it to the transfer station.

Please no household garbage or trash in these bags. Please bring them to the end of your driveway or near your mailbox and we will be around on Monday for the pickup. (We will announce another day during the summer months also).

The town of Berne is also working on scheduling a Household Hazardous Waste Day for fall 2018. We hope to work with our neighboring Hilltowns of Knox, Westerlo, and Rensselaerville to provide the best service possible. Please keep a lookout as more information becomes available.

If you have any ideas and suggestions for future town cleanup days, or if you need assistance with a cleanup project or simply want to volunteer to help your neighbor or neighborhood, please feel free to contact me at , or call the town hall and leave me a message, or stop by my office any Wednesday from noon to 4 p.m., or Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

I look forward to seeing many residents and visitors attend the Kiwanis’s annual Memorial Day Parade on May 28.

This Memorial Day 2018, please take the time to remember and honor those brave men and women who died in military service for the United States of America. Please also remember that United States flags are to be flown at half-staff from dawn to noon on Memorial Day.

Thank you and God bless America.

Sean S. Lyons



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