To encourage affordable housing and also to protect the town’s water quality and quantify, the law says, there is a six-month moratorium on subdivisions of five or more lots, apartment complexes of 25 or more units, and residential care facilities of 50 or more units.

Altamont is seeking $1.2 million in funding for improvements to its wastewater treatment plant, while Voorheesville has asked for $300,000 to help pay for upgrades in the Salem Hills neighborhood.   

The lack of a video came to The Enterprise’s attention because of a letter to the editor this week from Luanne Nicholson, formerly the library’s public information officer, who spoke at the May 16 meeting, raising managerial concerns.

Last week, the library’s retired long-time head of maintenance, Lewis Warner, wrote a letter to the Enterprise outlining his concerns. This week, Luanne Nicholson, who had worked as the library’s public information officer for five years and recently moved onto another job, shared her concerns with the trustees at their May 16 meeting and reiterated them in a letter to the Enterprise editor.

Kristin O’Neill, the assistant director of the Committee on Open Government, said the entire point of the provision is to allow the public to follow along with the public body as it discusses the document. 

As the last results were posted, the three winning school board candidates in a five-way race — top vote-getter Tara Molloy-Grocki, incumbent Blanca Gonzalez-Parker, and newcomer Nina Kaplan — hugged one another with smiles and some tears.

Guilderland’s current supervisor, Peter Barber, noted that McKown had served as the town’s supervisor for just over a decade until 1824 and then, 100 years later, the association was formed. “We’re now here,” said Barber, a century after that.