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Town of Rensselaerville Newsletter

September 2018

DRAFT MINUTES

THE TOWN OF RENSSELAERVILLE TOWN BOARD
REGULAR MEETING
AUGUST 9, 2018
7:00 PM
 
The Regular Meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Rensselaerville was held on the 9th day of August 2018 at 7 o’clock in the evening at the Rensselaerville Town Hall, 87 Barger Road, Medusa, NY.  The meeting was convened by Supervisor Steven Pfleging and the roll was called with the following results:
 
            PRESENT WERE:      Attorney Thomas Fallati
                                                Supervisor Steven Pfleging
                                                Councilwoman Marion Cooke
                                                Councilman Jason Rauf
                                                Councilwoman Margaret Sedlmeir
                                                Town Clerk Victoria H. Kraker
 
            ABSENT WAS:          Councilman John Dolce
 
Also present were Highway Superintendent Randy Bates and six interested citizens. 
 
AUDIENCE COMMENTS
 
None
 
MINUTES    
 
A motion was made by Councilman Rauf to approve the minutes of the July 10, 2018 Work Meeting; 2nd by Councilwoman Sedlmeir.
Motion carried: Ayes (4) Pfleging, Cooke, Rauf and Sedlmeir; Nays (0); Absent (1) Dolce
 
A motion was made by Councilwoman Cooke to approve the minutes of the July 12, 2018 Regular Meeting as corrected*; 2nd by Councilman Rauf.
Motion carried: Ayes (4) Pfleging, Cooke, Rauf and Sedlmeir; Nays (0); Absent (1) Dolce
 
*A correction needs to be made on page 6 “Old Business No. 1” to add: “A question was raised as to whether or not it was required that the Solar Committee have a quorum in order to hold a meeting.” Attorney Fallati will check into the matter.” 
 
TRANSFERS
 
A motion was made by Councilwoman Cooke to approve the following transfers:
 
From ‘Water District Account’ 7031 to ‘Water Budget Line’ SW8310E 44999 in the amount of $1,000.00 for Phase A of contract for Lake Myosotis Dam; and
From ‘Contingency’ A1990E 44999 to ‘Audit Fees’ A1220E 44044 in the amount of $4,400.00 for accounting fees.
 
The motion was seconded by Councilwoman Sedlmeir.
Motion carried: Ayes (4) Pfleging, Cooke, Rauf and Sedlmeir; Nays (0); Absent (1) Dolce
 
ABSTRACTS/VOUCHERS
 

General Fund            $  70,658.28

Highway Fund              88,190.51

Lighting District                691.41

Sewer Fund                        178.66

Water Fund                          34.63 

T&A Fund                      5,953.07

Total Abstracts         $165,706.56

  

A motion was made by Councilman Rauf to pay all signed vouchers and bills; 2nd by Councilwoman Sedlmeir.
Motion carried: Ayes (4) Pfleging, Cooke, Rauf and Sedlmeir; Nays (0); Absent (1) Dolce
 
CORRESPONDENCE 
 
Supervisor Pfleging wished to announce a fund-raiser to help defray medical expenses being incurred by Rachel Kuhar as she fights a brain tumor.  The fund-raiser will be held at the Shell Inn on August 30th from 6-10pm.
 
REPORTS
 
SUPERVISOR
 
1. Supervisor Pfleging has been working with interim Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector/Zoning Officer Ed Lawson.  An update was performed by BAS on the software program which had not been done about 5 years. BAS also updated the fees according to the new fee schedule.
 
2. The Town has been re-registered for the System for Award Management account (SAM). SAM registration is mandatory and is used to streamline the acquisition of grants, loans, and contracts.
 
3. Supervisor Pfleging is awaiting a date when the Department of Environmental Conservation will come to inspect the property on County Route 354 in Potter Hollow.
 
A motion was made by Councilman Rauf to accept the Supervisor’s report; 2nd by Councilwoman Sedlmeir.
Motion carried: Ayes (4) Pfleging, Cooke, Rauf and Sedlmeir; Nays (0); Absent (1) Dolce
 
ATTORNEY
 
No report.
 
Councilman Rauf questioned Attorney Fallati regarding the requirements for a quorum for the Solar Committee. Attorney Fallati reported that the Solar Committee is purely an advisory board and is therefore not subject to the Public Meetings Law and a quorum is not required.
 
HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
 
1. Superintendent Bates reported that Potter Hollow was the hardest hit by the recent heavy rains.
 
2. The Highway Department is finishing up with reclaiming Cheese Hill Road, Stiefel Lane, and Travis Hill Road.
 
3. The rains have caused delays with the in-place paving contracts.  The Town is now looking at September 5th & 6th for the work on Camp Medusa Road and Miller Road to begin.
 
4. The Highway Department has been hauling asphalt millings. The County is giving it to the Town at no-charge. In the past, the Town has paid approximately $5.00/ton. This week, the Highway has hauled about1,000 tons. Superintendent Bates is pleased to have the millings as they serve as an excellent material in stabilizing the dirt roads. 
 
5. Superintendent Bates received a quote from Finke Equipment on a Doosan wheeled excavator.  It is equivalent in size to the one the Town has now with the addition of a hydraulic thumb and quick couplers as well as an articulating bucket.  The quote came in at $165,000 with an offer of $16,500 for a trade-in on the two existing ones, bringing the total out-of-pocket to $149,000.
 
Superintendent Bates will move forward with obtaining additional quotes.
 
Councilman Rauf suggested the possibility of sharing an excavator with neighboring Towns.  However, Superintendent Bates feels that an excavator is an essential piece of equipment, along with a grader and a loader, and is something each Highway Department should have.  He noted that ‘when you need it, everyone needs it’.
 
A motion was made by Councilwoman Cooke to accept the Highway Superintendent’s report; 2nd by Councilman Rauf.
Motion carried: Ayes (4) Pfleging, Cooke, Rauf and Sedlmeir; Nays (0); Absent (1) Dolce 
 
TOWN CLERK
 
Town Clerk Kraker reported for the month of July as follows:
Town Clerk Department – Total Collected $749.25
Paid to the Supervisor - $662.03 - the breakdown is as follows:
            Clerk Fees                $229.03
            Recycling                      68.50
            Dog Licenses              108.00
            Building Permits          186.50
            Title Searches               70.00
            Total                          $662.03
 
Fees paid to NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets for the ‘Animal Population Control Program’ aka ‘dog surcharge’: $15.00
Fees paid to NYS Department of Health for three marriage licenses: $67.50
Electronic sweep from the Town Clerk’s checking account for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation - Sporting licenses: $4.72
 
Water Rents collected for the month totaled $2,726.06; $0 in penalties
Sewer Rents collected for the month totaled $1,166.87; $0 in penalties
 
A motion was made by Councilman Rauf to accept the Town Clerk’s report; 2nd by Councilwoman Sedlmeir.
Motion carried: Ayes (4) Pfleging, Cooke, Rauf and Sedlmeir; Nays (0); Absent (1) Dolce
 
CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER/BUILDING INSPECTOR
 
1. Supervisor Pfleging read the written report from the Building Department as follows:

One Home Replacement Permit and one Solar Permit.
 
A motion was made by Councilwoman Cooke to accept the Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector/Zoning Officer’s written report; 2nd by Councilwoman Sedlmeir.
Motion carried: Ayes (4) Pfleging, Cooke, Rauf and Sedlmeir; Nays (0); Absent (1) Dolce
 
ASSESSORS
 
1. Assessor Pine reported a significant jump in real-estate sales – both land and homes – recently.
 
A motion was made by Councilman Rauf to accept the Assessor’s report; 2nd by Councilwoman Cooke.
Motion carried: Ayes (4) Pfleging, Cooke, Rauf and Sedlmeir; Nays (0); Absent (1) Dolce
 
WATER/SEWER COMMITTEE
           
1. Town Clerk Kraker read a written report submitted by Water/Sewer Operator John Rice for the month of July as follows:

The Water Treatment plant filtered 494,000 gallons – a daily average of 15,935 gallons.
The Sewer Treatment plant processed 326,880 gallons – a daily average of 10,544 gallons.
 
Officer Rice also reported that there may still be issues with the control panel at the sewer plant as the low-alarm tripped 5 times during the month of July.
 
A motion was made by Councilman Rauf to accept the Water/Sewer Committee’s written report; 2nd by Councilwoman Cooke.
Motion carried: Ayes (4) Pfleging, Cooke, Rauf and Sedlmeir; Nays (0); Absent (1) Dolce
 
REFUSE/RECYCLING
 
1. Supervisor Pfleging read the following written report for the month of July as follows:
 
            Rensselaer Iron & Steel: 11.68 tons
            City of Albany Landfill: 77.97 tons
            Sierra Fibers: 7.81 tons comingled and 5.79 tons old cardboard containers 
            Oil:  19 gallons
            Tires: 12 (4 of these were picked up off of Gulf Road)
 
A motion was made by Councilman Rauf to accept the Recycling Coordinator’s report; 2nd by Councilwoman Sedlmeir.
Motion carried: Ayes (4) Pfleging, Cooke, Rauf and Sedlmeir; Nays (0); Absent (1) Dolce
 
RENSSELAERVILLE LIBRARY
 
Carol Ash representing the Rensselaerville Library presented the following:

Ms. Ash, on behalf of the Library and Rensselaerville Volunteer Fire Company, wished to thank all volunteers and participants in the Mardi Gras event - it was a huge success.

Local golf course raffle tickets for Sunny Hill and Thunderhart will be available by August 10th. Greens fees and carts for 4; $1.00/ticket or 6 for $5.00; drawing is September 1st at 5 pm.

 August 15th and 29th - 4:30 is Story Time at Lake Myosotis. This program is aimed at developing and reinforcing skills children need to be successful learners. If the weather is bad, Story Time will be held in the Library.

The Library’s Annual Lawn Party fundraiser will be held on September 1st from 4 – 7 pm at 1440 County Route 351. Tickets are $20 at the gate.

September 5th marks the Expedition Kick Off. Visit all the 36 Libraries in the Upper Hudson Library System and win prizes along the way.

Saratoga Performing Arts Center is offering Library card-holders a discount on the Philadelphia Orchestra Amphitheatre seats for performances on August 10th, 15th, 16th and 18th.  Please visit the Rensselaerville Library website for more information and enter LIBRARY30 at checkout.

The Annual Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees with be held on August 18th at 7 pm.  The Regular Meeting will follow immediately after.  Both meetings are open to the public.
 
A motion was made by Councilwoman Sedlmeir to accept the Library report; 2nd by Councilman Rauf.
Motion carried: Ayes (4) Pfleging, Cooke, Rauf and Sedlmeir; Nays (0); Absent (1) Dolce
 
CURRENT EVENTS
 
None
 
OLD BUSINESS
 
1. Councilman Rauf reported that the last Solar Committee meeting was canceled due to scheduling conflicts. Another meeting will be scheduled for the near future.
 
2. Supervisor Pfleging, Councilman Rauf, Jeff Budrow from Weston & Sampson Engineering, the CCTV crew, the diving crew, and the Huyck Preserve met on Friday July 27th at the Lake Myosotis dam.  The diver located the pipe on the lake side approximately 20’ out and tied a buoy to the end so that it could be located easily in the future.  The CCTV camera crew located a crack in the pipe about 10-20’ up from the gate-house. Supervisor Pfleging has not yet received any further directives or suggestions for a remedy thus far.
 
In addition, the survey overview did not detect any notable movement in the dike.
 
3. The increases in monthly premiums for the MVP Liberty Bronze 2 Health Insurance Plan are as follows:
Single: from $389.38 to $447.37
Single + Spouse: from $778.76 to $894.74
Single + Child(ren): from $661.95 to $760.53
Single + Spouse + Child(ren): from $1,109.73 to $1,275.00
 
The Delta Dental premiums remain at $35.26/mo. for Employee Only; $77.17/mo. for Employee + One Dependent; and $112.41/mo. for Employee + 2 or more Dependents.

The Empire Blue Cross Vision Plan premiums remain at $6.80/mo. for Employee Only; $13.60/mo. for Employee + Spouse; $11.02/mo. for Employee and Child(ren); and $19.38/mo. for Family.
 
A motion was made by Councilwoman Cooke to renew the Liberty Bronze 2 Health Insurance Plan with MVP; 2nd by Councilman Rauf.
Motion carried: Ayes (4) Pfleging, Cooke, Rauf and Sedlmeir; Nays (0); Absent (1) Dolce
 
A motion was made by Councilman Rauf to renew the Delta Dental and Empire Blue Vision plans; 2nd by Councilwoman Sedlmeir.
Motion carried: Ayes (4) Pfleging, Cooke, Rauf and Sedlmeir; Nays (0); Absent (1) Dolce
 
4. Supervisor Pfleging thanked all four applicants for their interest in the Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector/Zoning Officer position and announced that there would be no decision made at the present time as he would like to have the entire Board in attendance.
 
A motion was made by Councilwoman Cooke to schedule a Special Meeting for the purpose of discussing the appointment of a Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector/Zoning Officer on September 4, 2018 at 7:00 pm.  The motion was seconded by Councilman Rauf.
Motion carried: Ayes (4) Pfleging, Cooke, Rauf and Sedlmeir; Nays (0); Absent (1) Dolce
 
A motion was made by Councilman Rauf to schedule a Special Meeting for the purposes of discussing the budget immediately following the Special Meeting above.  The motion was seconded by Councilwoman Sedlmeir.
Motion carried: Ayes (4) Pfleging, Cooke, Rauf and Sedlmeir; Nays (0); Absent (1) Dolce
 
OTHER BUSINESS
 
Supervisor Pfleging had previously contacted a representative from Stewart’s Shops. He received a call from Stewart’s Realty and was notified that any potential locations are based on traffic patterns.  The traffic pattern at the proposed State Route 145 location is 1,400/day which is not enough. Supervisor Pfleging will continue his research.
 
AUDIENCE COMMENTS
 
None
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
A motion was made by Councilwoman Sedlmeir to adjourn the meeting at 7:46 pm; 2nd by Councilman Rauf.
Motion carried: Ayes (4) Pfleging, Cooke, Rauf and Sedlmeir; Nays (0); Absent (1) Dolce
 
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED;
Victoria H. Kraker
Town Clerk
 
 
 
 

 
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS WANTED
 
Town of Rensselaerville
 Seeking experienced drivers for our senior car and bus transportation services
 
Please call 239-4225 or 797-3798 and let us explain how you can provide a valuable community service



 
Rensselaerville Library

 

September

1 – 4-7pm – Annual Lawn Party fundraiser: 1440 County Route 351, $20 tickets at the gate. More information at www.rensselaervillelibrary.org/lawn-party.html
5 – 4:30pm – Expedition Kick Off – Come see Elephant & Piggy and become a 36ER! Do you love to visit libraries? Join the Expedition and visit as many of the 36 unique libraries in Upper Hudson Library System as you can during September, October and November. It is a self-guided tour or road trip to our libraries as a family or a team of friends. Or maybe solo the journey to our intriguing destinations. You will win prizes along the way. Come learn all about this new effort and pick up your map.
11 – 10:30am – StoryTime: Theme Dinosaurs. The instructed program will include stories, music and movement activities for parents/caregivers and children. This early literacy program is aimed at developing and reinforcing the skills that children need to be successful learners.
11 – 7pm – Poetry Group: Bring your poem! Receive feedback from fellow poets or just share your words.
12 – 4 - 6pm – STEAM LAB: Introduction to coding. Students will be using Colby Mouse to learn the structure and patterns of coding. The Dino Dig will also be available with the ID sheets. Students will be introduced to the process of paleontology.
13 – 7pm – Writing Group: Writers of all interests, backgrounds, and abilities are welcome.
18 – 10:30am – STEAM Art: 3D Crystals Shapes. Students will become familiar with crystalline shapes. Older students will learn which elements are associated with the shapes.
18 – 7pm – Annual Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees Regular Meeting to follow – public welcome
19 – 4 - 6pm – STEAM LAB: Grow a Crystal Garden. Students will be introduced to the concept of crystals and how the formations are created under different conditions. Additionally fossils and reference materials will be available to try and match real fossils with illustrations.
25 – 7pm – Poetry Group: Bring your poem! Receive feedback from fellow poets or just share your words.
25 – 10:30am – StoryTime: Theme Eric Carle The instructed program focuses on stories and art. stories, music and movement activities for parents/caregivers and children. This early literacy program is aimed at developing and reinforcing the skills that children need to be successful learners.
26 – 4 - 6pm – STEAM LAB: Animation Exploration with Flip Books and Zoetropes. Students will obtain a beginning knowledge of how flip books and zoetropes create an illusion of movement. Additional activity focusing on optical illusions where students will gain a familiarity with the basics of optical illusions.


MUSEUM PASSES

Check the following passes out with your Library Card.
Don’t forget to show your card at the Via Aquarium for a $2.00 Discount.
The Albany Institute of History and Art located on Washington Ave in Albany. The Library offers two museum passes for free admission for a family and a 10% discount at the museum shop. The museum has a number of exhibitions and programs.
The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA. The Library offers a free museum pass for two adult admissions July through October. Opened to the public in 1955, the Clark has become one of the most beloved and respected art museums in the world, known for its intimate galleries and stunning natural environment. It also houses research and academic programs, including a major art history library, and is a leading international center for research and discussion on the nature of art and art history.
Iroquois Indian Museum in Howes Cave on Caverns Rd. The Library offers a museum pass for free admission for two adults and children under 18. The pass provides admission to the museum and the nature trail through the 45 acre Nature Park. The pass can't be used for special events or festivals.
The Old Stone Fort Museum Complex located in Schoharie also houses the Schoharie County Historical Society and Research Library. The Library offers three free museum passes for two adults and two children now through October. Passes can't be used for special events. Visitors learn about the first Dutch and German settlers in the Schoharie Valley and their Indian neighbors. Artifacts date back to the early 1700s.
USS Slater berthed on the Hudson River in Albany. The Library offers a free museum Family Pass for two adults and two children. Open for Tours: April through November. During World War II, 563 Destroyer Escorts battled Nazi U-boats on the North Atlantic protecting convoys of men and material. In the Pacific they stood in line to defend naval task forces from Japanese submarines and Kamikaze air attacks. The American Legion Clarke White Post #589 provided the support to obtain the pass.



Don’t forget to download your summer reading with the Overdrive LIBBY App. No late fees and available 24/7 with your library card. Visit http://digitalcollection.uhls.org
Or
Use the Flipster App to view a variety of magazines digitally.

HOURS
Tuesday & Wednesday
10-12 and 3-9pm
Thursday & Friday
4-9pm
Saturday
9-1pm
Sunday & Monday
Closed

                 

Middleburgh Library - Sept. 2018
 
9/3 - Labor Day - The library will be closed to observe the holiday.
 
9/4, 11, 18, 25 - 1:00-4:00 PM  - Mahjong Mania - Every Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 a spirited group of people get together in the Community Room to play Mahjong.  Don't know how to play?  No problem!  They will teach you how.  No registration required.   
 
9/4, 11, 18, 25  - 5:15 PM - Insight Meditation -   What do you want most deeply?  Seeing your life calmly and clearly helps answer this.  Insight Meditation is a simple way to steady your mind, stop wandering in day-dreams, and end the suffering of troubling thoughts.  Our group is a place to sit quietly in safety, supported by others; to allow understanding and compassion to arise; to encourage loving-kindness and patience.  We welcome those with no experience to advanced mediators', teens to seniors.  give it a try.   No registration is required.  There is no fee.   All are welcome. 
 
9/8 & 15 - 1:00-3:00 PM - Authors Among Us - Ignite Your Imagination - WRITE - This workshop uses lively creative exercises to forge new paths for you to explore on the page.  Energize your imagination with new ideas.  Who says writing has to be a chore?  Come, have fun, and break out.
This workshop is facilitated by Susannah Risley.  Susannah has a gift for developing a variety of creative approaches to writing.  Susannah's writings have been published in several well -known magazines.  Registration is required.
This program series is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.  Sponsored by the Mohawk Valley Library System and participating member libraries.
 
9/10 - 6:30 PM - Board of Trustees Meeting - All are welcome
 
9/11, 18, 25 - 10:45 AM - Drop-in Storytime - Get ready to move in this interactive storytime designed especially for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. We'll read books, sing songs, recite fingerplays, dance and watch a short movie based on a weekly theme. No registration required.
 
9/16 - 4:00 PM - Concert - Sloan Wainwright - Defying standard categorization, singer/songwriter Sloan Wainwright, consistently demonstrates her easy command of a variety of American musical styles — pop, folk, jazz and blues — held together by the melodious tone of her rich contralto, with the end result being a unique and soulful hybrid.       
A $10.00 donation is suggested.  Tickets are available at the door.  Please use back entrance.
This event is made possible in part with public funds from the Decentralization Program and the NYS Council on the Arts, administered by the Community Arts Grant Program by the Greene County Council on the Arts.
 
9/18 -  - 7:00 PM - Book Discussion - "Sing, Unburied, Sing" by Jesmyn Ward - A slamming, heart breaker of a novel that is rendered with such stinging beauty and restrained emotion that despite the anguish taking place on the page, you won’t want it to end.  
This book discussion will be facilitated by Brian Whalen. 
This program series is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Sponsored by the Mohawk Valley Library System and participating member libraries.
 
9/25 - 6:15-7:30 PM - Alzheimer's Association - 
 
9/29 - 1:00 PM - The History of Crazy Quilting and Trunk Show with Author Betty Pillsbury - Join us as we delve into the art of crazy quilting with award winning quilter and author Betty Fikes Pillsbury. Using antique quilts and other textiles, Betty discusses the rage that swept late 1800’s America – the crazy quilt. Then, using her work as examples, Betty shows how crazy quilting is alive and well in the world today. Please bring your vintage crazy quilts to share. Registration is required. A $5.00 donation is suggested at the door.
 
Not all of programs have been scheduled at time of printing.   Please check our Calendar on our website at www.middleburghlibrary.info. for future programs.
 
 
 

COMMUNITY EVENTS
for September 2018

 

by William Moore

 

September 11 – NO Rensselaerville SENIORS CLUB MEETING.

 

September 15 – Breakfast at Medusa Firehouse from 7am to 11 am

 

IF THE NEW KITCHEN REMODEL IS COMPLETED.

 

September 18 – Seniors Club trip to Conn. to Aqua Turf Club for a “Broadway Cabaret”

 

October 6 – 1st Fall Rummage Sale at the Medusa Church from 9am to 3pm.

 

October 20 – 2nd Fall Rummage Sale at the Medusa Church.

 

 

Rensselaerville Community Calendar 

 
Fri Aug 31, 2018 

9am Art Show: Bente Hirsch 
Carey Institute for Global Good, 63 Huyck Rd, Rensselaerville

AUGUST FEATURED ARTIST: BENTE HIRSCH From the artist: 
I have been painting and drawing in many locations:the streets of NYC, the Caribbean, Europe, South America and Morocco. For many years I lived part-time on St. John in the Virgin Islands, painting in watercolor and oil in my studio and  plein-air on that beautiful island. I have studied at the Art Students League and at the National Academy. I no longer live on St. John. I now paint in my studio and surrounding areas here in Rensselaerville and when I am not travelling I share my time between Rensselaerville and NYC.
Hirsch’s work will be on display in the Guggenheim Gallery August 1- 31. The Guggenheim Gallery is open to the public Monday–Friday from 9–4. Call ahead for weekend hours. 518-797-5100.
To view a map of the Guggenheim Gallery and the Carey Institute property,
https://careyinstitute.org/event/art-show-bente-hirsch-2/ 

Sat Sept 1, 2018 

4pm Lawn Party Annual Library Fundraiser 
Saturday September 1, 2018

4:00 - 7:00pm
1440 County Route 351

$20 includes one drink
Tickets available at the gate on the day of the event.
Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share. ​

Each year, the Rensselaerville Library hosts its Annual Lawn Party, a benefit to support the Library.  Meet with friends and neighbors to celebrate the end of summer and help the Library further its mission.  ​

Sun Sept 2, 2018 

10am Church Service 
Medusa United Church of Christ

11am Trinity Church Services 
10 Trinity Lane, Rensselaerville, NY

11am Presbyterian Church Services
Rensselaerville Presbyterian Church, 1454 Co Rd 351

2018 SUMMER SERVICES AT RENSSELAERVILLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

The Rensselaerville Presbyterian Church announces its schedule of summer services every Sunday from July 1 through September 2. Services are held at 11:00 a.m. in the church located on Main Street (County Route351) in Rensselaerville. Everyone is welcome. Each year, clergy from different faith traditions are invited to deliver sermons on a common theme.
The 2018 theme is “And Still We Rise”, after the poem “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou. The theme honors the 50th anniversary of the death of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and recognizes the plight of immigrants, refugees, the oppressed and the poor. September 2 “After the Fall” Elder Barbara G.Wheeler, former President, Auburn Theological Seminary, New York, NY the tradition of summer-only services at the Presbyterian Church in Rensselaerville goes back more than 100 years. For a short period inthe second half of the 19th century, the village was a lively industrial town as the first site of the Huyck Woolen Mills. When founder and Presbyterian Church member F. C. Huyck Sr. moved his mill to Albany, he did not sever ties with the village or the church. But as jobs left with the mill so did many of the village residents, leaving the church without enough members to maintain a year-round pastor. However, the Huyck family returned each year to vacation and provided or a pastor during their stay.
It was F. C. Huyck Sr.’s grand daughter, Katharine Huyck Elmore, who in the middle of the 20th century expanded the vision of the summer services to other faith traditions and invited ministers, rabbis, priests and nuns to fill the pulpit.
The Rensselaerville Presbyterian Church is a nationally recognized example of Greek revival architecture dating from the 1840s and is listed on both the National and State Registers of Historic Places. More information about each week’s guest preacher and the church may be found on its website: www.rvillepres.org
Comments and questions may be sent to rvillepreschurch@gmail.com. 

12pm Helderberg Brewery Open 
Helderberg Brewery, 63 Huyck Rd, Rensselaerville
 
3pm Artist Reception Stanley Maltzman 
Carey Institute for Global Good, 63 Huyck Rd, Rensselaerville

ARTIST RECEPTION: STANLEY MALTZMAN An exhibit of drawings and pastel paintings.

Sunday, September 2, 2018 | 3pm-5pm Where: Guggenheim Pavilion, 63 Huyck Road, Rensselaerville, NY
 
Join us for Stanley Maltzman’s artist reception. Stanley will be the Carey Institute’s September Featured Artist. Stanley Maltzman’s work will be on display at the Guggenheim Gallery September 1–September 30. The Guggenheim Gallery is open to the public Monday–Friday from 9AM–4PM. Call ahead for weekend hours. 518-797-5100.
https: //careyinstitute.org/event/artist-reception-stanley-maltzman/

Stanley Maltzman is a highly acclaimed landscape artist, as well as an accomplished author and educator. He works in a variety of media, most often pastel, watercolor or charcoal, and lives in New York’s Hudson River Valley. He is a member of the Pastel Society of America, Audubon Artists, the Hudson Valley Art Association and the Academic Artists Association. Stanley’s drawings and paintings have been widely exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the country including The Carnegie Museum of Natural History, The Butler Institute, The National Academy, and The American Academy of Arts and Letters. Recently Stanley’s work has been included in the Pastel Society of America Signature Member Exhibition at the Noyes Museum of Art in Oceanville, NJ and the Northeast Pastel Society exhibition at The View at Old Forge, NY. His work is represented in many collections including the U.S. Coast Guard Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which acquired three of his works as well as a copy of his book Drawing Nature. Stanley was chosen to contribute to Art Journey America Landscapes: 89Painters’ Perspectives (2012). In the past his work has been featured in American Artist and has also appeared in The Artist’s Magazine, Hudson Valley and Kaatskill magazines. He is curator at the Agroforestry Gallery, Acra, New York. Stanley’s strong belief that good painting evolves from the ability to draw well leads to frequent invitations to lecture and conduct his “plein air” seminars and workshops for high school and adult students. Stanley Maltzman’s work will be on display at the Guggenheim Gallery September 1–September 30.The Guggenheim Gallery is open to the public Monday– Friday from 9–4. Call ahead for weekend hours. 518-797-5100.T

Mon Sept 3, 2018 

All day Town Offices Closed 
All Town Offices, including the Justice Court, will be CLOSED for the Labor Day Holiday
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Tue Sept 4, 2018 

9am Art Show: Stanley Maltzman 
Carey Institute for Global Good, 63 Huyck Rd, Rensselaerville 

7pm Special Meetings 
Town of Rensselaerville Town Hall, 87 Barger Road, Medusa

The Town Board of the Town of Rensselaerville will hold a Special Meeting at 7 pm for the purpose of discussing the appointment of a Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector/Zoning Officer. Immediately following will be another Special Meeting held for the purpose of discussing the budget. 

Wed Sept 5, 2018 

5pm Helderberg Brewery Open 
Helderberg Brewery, 26 County Route 353

6:30pm Village Voices Rehearsal 
Conkling Hall, 8 Methodist Hill Rd, Rensselaerville

Fri Sept 7, 2018 

6pm Helderberg Brewery Open 
26 County Route 353, Rensselaerville 

Sat Sep 8, 2018 

4pm Helderberg Brewery Open 
Helderberg Brewery, 26 County Route 353, Rensselaerville

Sun Sept 9, 2018 

10am Church Service 
Medusa United Church of Christ

11am Trinity Church Services 
10 Trinity Lane, Rensselaerville, NY 

1pm Helderberg Brewery Open 
Helderberg Brewery, 26 County Route 353 

Tue Sept 11, 2018 

7pm Town Board Work Meeting 
Town of Rensselaerville Town Hall, 87 Barger Road, Medusa

Wed Sept 12, 2018
 

5pm Helderberg Brewery Open 
Helderberg Brewery, 26 County Route 353, Rensselaerville 

6:30pm Village Voices Rehearsal 
Conkling Hall, 8 Methodist Hill Rd, Rensselaerville

Thu Sept 13, 2018 

7pm Town Board Meeting 
Town of Rensselaerville Town Hall, 87 Barger Road, Medusa 

Fri Sept 14, 2018

6pm Helderberg Brewery Open 
26 County Route 353, Rensselaerville

Sat Sept 15, 2018 

7am Breakfast at Medusa Fire House 
Medusa Fire House


Breakfast at the Fire House - Free-Will Offering 
IF THE NEW KITCHEN REMODEL IS COMPLETED 

4pm Helderberg Brewery Open 
Helderberg Brewery, 26 County Route 353, Rensselaerville

Sun Sept 16, 2018 

10am Church Service 
Medusa United Church of Christ

11am Trinity Church Services 
10 Trinity Lane, Rensselaerville

1pm Helderberg Brewery Open 
Helderberg Brewery, 26 County Route 353, Rensselaerville

Mon Sept 17, 2018 

7:30pm RHDA Monthly Meeting 
Conkling Hall, Methodist Hill Road, Rensselaerville

RHDA, the Rensselaerville Historic District Association, holds its monthly steering committee meeting on the third Monday of the month. The public is welcome.

Tue Sept 18, 2018 

All day Senior's Club Trip 
Senior's Club trip to Connecticut to Aqua Turf Club for a "Broadway Cabaret" 

Wed Sept 19, 2018 

5pm Helderberg Brewery Open 
Helderberg Brewery, 26 County Route 353, Rensselaerville 

6:30pm Village Voices Rehearsal 
Conkling Hall, 8 Methodist Hill Rd, Rensselaerville

Fri Sept 21, 2018 

6pm Helderberg Brewery Open 
26 County Route 353, Rensselaerville

7pm Conkling Cafe' Open Mic 
Conkling Hall, 8 Methodist Hill Rd

An open-mic event hosted by Amy Goodrich. We encourage all forms of appropriate performance art for all ages. Mic, sound system and piano available. Donations appreciated. Coffee, tea and treats available. Performers arrive 7:00 to 7:30 with music following. 

Sat Sept 22, 2018 

4pm Helderberg Brewery Open 
Helderberg Brewery, 26 County Route 353

Sun Sept 23, 2018 

10am Church Service 
Medusa United Church of Christ

11am Trinity Church Services 
10 Trinity Lane, Rensselaerville

1pm Helderberg Brewery Open 
Helderberg Brewery, 26 County Route 353, Rensselaerville

Wed Sept 26, 2018 

5pm Helderberg Brewery Open 
Helderberg Brewery, 26 County Route 353

6:30pm Village Voices Rehearsal 
Conkling Hall, 8 Methodist Hill Rd, Rensselaerville 

Fri Sept 28, 2018 

6pm Helderberg Brewery Open 
26 County Route 353, Rensselaerville

Sat Sept 29, 2018
 

4pm Helderberg Brewery Open 
Helderberg Brewery, 26 County Route 353, Rensselaerville

Sun Sept 30, 2018 

10am Church Service 
Medusa United Church of Christ

11am Trinity Church Services 
10 Trinity Lane, Rensselaerville, NY

1pm Helderberg Brewery Open 
Helderberg Brewery, 26 County Route 353 
 
 
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