March 2020 Meeting Highlights:

Aging – The Legislature unanimously approved the renewal of a contract to provide respite care of our seniors, as well as a resolution to accept the proceeds of the Troy Senior Center sale into the 2020 budget.

At the State of the County address, the County Executive announced the relocation plans of the Senior Center to the Lansingburgh Boys & Girls Club. However, it became apparent that many seniors were not in agreement with the selected location, voiced their concerns prior to the Regular Meeting and delivered a petition with 150 signatures to Chairman Stammel.

We invite concerned residents to attend the monthly Public Forum on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm in the Legislative Chambers to voice their opinions, concerns and/or any suggestions.

Environment – An “Urging” resolution was approved, requesting the New York State Department of Conservation (NYSDEC) to conduct air sampling in Rensselaer County. In past years a toxic monitoring system was located at the Troy Atrium. According to NYSDEC, this monitoring system is no longer at this site and the legislature is urging NYSDEC to re-establish an air quality monitoring station in Rensselaer County.

Volunteer Fire, Ambulance and Emergency Services – As our communities suffer a decline in volunteer recruitment and retention to provide fire, ambulance and emergency services, the Rensselaer County legislative body unanimously supports legislation (Senate Bill S.1222A) to provide tax credits for above mentioned volunteers.

NEXT MEETINGTuesday, April 14, 2020 in the Rensselaer County Chambers located on the 3rd floor of the Ned Pattison Government Center, 1600 7th Avenue, Troy.

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