Sean Mulkerrin

The Surface Transportation Board on Thursday signed off on CSX’s acquisition of Pan Am Railways, paving the way for work to begin on 15.5 miles of railroad track that runs through the heart of Altamont and Voorheesville. 

At its April 6 meeting, the Guilderland Zoning Board of Appeals passed a motion to proceed with an uncoordinated review of Bernard Radtke’s special-use permit application that would allow him to store roll-off containers, trucks, and heavy equipment at 4304 Frederick Road.

On Feb. 23, Altamont was notified that a Feb. 17 sample from its Brandle Road wellsite contained 0.59 milligrams of manganese per liter; the maximum contaminant level allowed by the federal Environmental Protection Agency is 0.3 milligrams per liter. The village then resampled on March 8 and found levels were below the maximum level, at 0.28 milligrams per liter.

Northern Barrell Brewing on North Main Street has said it will be opening for take-out on April 15 while the owners of two proposed restaurants and a coffee shop were recently before the village planning commission with their latest project updates. 

During the March 9 New Scotland Town Board meeting, the husband of the owner of the Something Olde Something New shop in Stonewell Plaza said his wife’s shop had flooded in November because of ongoing construction work at the development project to the rear of the plaza.

At Tuesday’s Guilderland Town Board meeting, members will receive an update from Rosetti Acquisitions on its proposal for the Black Creek Run development at 6250 Depot Road.

The Altamont Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on next year’s budget on April 5, at 7 p.m., at Village Hall, with adoption likely taking place during the village’s annual reorganizational meeting, also on Tuesday. 

At the March 22 meeting of the Guilderland Industrial Development Agency, board members were informed that Airgas USA had declined to accept a $240,000 sales-tax break the company sought and was granted for its three-acre liquid argon gas storage and distribution facility in the Northeastern Industrial Park.

A public hearing on the Voorheesville budget proposal is set for Monday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m., at Village Hall.

On Wednesday, attorney for Save the Pine Bush Todd Ommen contended he was before the judges because his “client finds itself dismissed from this case without any court having heard the substance of its claims.”

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