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Town of Rensselaerville Newsletter

June 2018

DRAFT MINUTES
THE TOWN OF RENSSELAERVILLE TOWN BOARD
REGULAR MEETING
MAY 10, 2018
7:00 PM
 
The Regular Meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Rensselaerville was held on the 10th day of May 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
                                                Town Clerk Victoria H. Kraker
 
            ABSENT WERE:       Councilman John Dolce
                                              Councilwoman Margaret Sedlmeir
 
            Also present were Highway Superintendent Randy Bates, Recycling Coordinator Jon Whitbeck, Linda Styer from the Rensselaerville Library, and five interested citizens.
 
 
AUDIENCE COMMENTS
 
1. Ernest Kuehl wished to remind everyone that Tuesday, May 15th is the State-wide school district budget vote.
 
2. Gerald Wood requested that the Town send a ‘thank-you’ to Sheriff Apple of the Albany County Sheriff’s Department and Chief Mooney of the Albany County Correctional Facility for making it possible for the inmates to work at the park once again this year.
 
MINUTES    
 
A motion was made by Councilwoman Cooke to approve the minutes of the April 3, 2018 – continuation of the Public Hearing on proposed Local Law No. 3 of 2018.  The motion was seconded by Councilman Rauf.      .
Motion carried: Ayes (3) Pfleging, Cooke, and Rauf; Nays (0); Absent (2) Dolce and Sedlmeir
 
A motion was made by Councilman Rauf to approve the minutes of the April 3, 2018 Special Meeting – discussion on Solar Energy options.  The motion was seconded by Councilwoman Cooke.
Motion carried: Ayes (3) Pfleging, Cooke, and Rauf; Nays (0); Absent (2) Dolce and Sedlmeir
 
A motion was made by Councilman Rauf to approve the minutes of the April 10, 2018 Work Meeting; 2nd by Councilwoman Cooke.
Motion carried: Ayes (3) Pfleging, Cooke, and Rauf; Nays (0); Absent (2) Dolce and Sedlmeir
 
The approval of the April 12, 2018 – Regular Meeting will be tabled until the next meeting in June as there are not enough members present.
 
TRANSFERS
 
None
 
ABSTRACTS/VOUCHERS
 
General Fund              $56,986.06
Highway Fund               20,220.29
Lighting District                   694.73
Sewer Fund                        140.62
Water Fund                         837.96
T&A Fund                         5,990.77
Total Abstracts             $84,870.43
 
A motion was made by Councilwoman Cooke to pay all signed vouchers and bills; 2nd by Councilman Rauf.
Motion carried: Ayes (3) Pfleging, Cooke, and Rauf; Nays (0); Absent (2) Dolce and Sedlmeir
 
CORRESPONDENCE 
 
Supervisor Pfleging received a $200.00 donation for the Senior Bus fund and a thank you letter from Werner & Marieanne Schuessler.
 
REPORTS
 
SUPERVISOR
 
1. Supervisor Pfleging wished to thank the Albany County inmates for their hard work at the Bayard Elsbree Memorial Park.  Supervisor Pfleging also spent time at the park working on the ballfield.
 
2. Supervisor Pfleging attended a meeting with Catholic Charities. Michael Sikule will attend next month’s meeting as their representative and will present the things that Catholic Charities does for the tri-counties.
 
3. Supervisor Pfleging wished to thank Valerie Lounsbury for her assistance in getting him off to a good start and for getting him to the point where he is now able to perform his supervisory duties with ease.
 
A motion was made by Councilwoman Cooke to accept the Supervisor’s report; 2nd by Councilman Rauf.
Motion carried: Ayes (3) Pfleging, Cooke, and Rauf; Nays (0); Absent (2) Dolce and Sedlmeir
 
ATTORNEY
 
Attorney Fallati will address the Board later in the meeting.
 
HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
 
1. The Highway Department has been patching, working on regrading dirt roads, and adding stone where necessary.
 
2. Superintendent Bates announced that the Highway’s contract work should begin in 2-3 weeks.
 
3. Superintendent Bates wished to thank the Albany County Highway Department for hauling crusher-run with their dump trailer. The County can haul 34 tons to the Towns’ 15 tons-per-load. Thus far they have hauled approximately 800 tons of material.  At a savings of $4.00/ton, they have saved the Town approximately $3,200 in trucking costs.
 
4. Superintendent Bates also wished to thank the Albany County Highway Department for a stainless steel spreader which they gave to the Town.
 
5. For this year, the Highway aims to resurface and improve 5 miles of roadway with C.H.I.P.s funding.  Superintendent Bates is looking to stone and regrade approximately 4 miles of dirt roads and with the Town’s own paver, he hopes to resurface 1-2 miles.
 
Superintendent Bates stated that an average of 2,200 tons of material is run through the Town’s paver each year.  At a savings of $10.00/ton as opposed to having a contractor perform the work, this results in a $22,000 savings each year.
 
Also, on the average, it costs $64,000/mile to re-surface a highway.
 
Superintendent Bates has prepared the 2018 Highway Contract which reads as follows:
 
Town of Rensselaerville
2018 Town Highway Agreement
 
This agreement made by the Town Highway Superintendent and the undersigned members of the Town Board to be effective as of 5/10/18 through 5/08/19.
 
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 284 of the Highway Law, we agree that monies levied and collected in the Town of Rensselaerville and received from the State of New York as State Aid shall be expended for the repair and improvement of town highways as follows:
 
General Repairs: The sum of $180,000.00 shall be set aside to be expended on primary work and general repairs of Town Highways including culverts and bridges having a span of less than five (5) feet.
 
Permanent Improvements: The sum of $264,387.55 shall be set aside to be expended on permanent improvements of Town Highways as follows:
 
1. Miller Road: 1 &1/2” compacted hot asphalt placed by Peckham Corp.*/Cobleskill Stone Products*; 18 feet in width beginning at Gifford Hollow Road for a distance of 1.2 miles and ending at County Route 6 for a cost of $62,316.00.
 
2. Camp Medusa Road: 2” compacted hot asphalt placed by Peckham Corp.*/Cobleskill Stone Products*; 20 feet in width beginning at County Route 352 for a distance of 1.15 miles and ending at the town line for a cost of $89,566.00.
 
3. Smith Road: 2” compacted moto pave with single chip seal placed by Gorman Bros.; 16 feet in width for 0.5 miles for a cost of $22,620.00.
 
4. Cook Road: 2” compacted moto pave with single chip seal placed by Gorman Bros.; 16 feet in width beginning at Smith Road for a distance of 0.35 miles for a cost of $15,834.00.
 
5. Engle Road: 2” compacted moto pave with single chip seal placed by Gorman Bros.; 16 feet in width beginning at County Route 354 for a distance of 0.40 miles and ending at the town line for a cost of $18,096.00.
 
6. Cheese Hill Road: reclaim road base, add 6” compacted crusher run and cover with liquid calcium chloride; 18 feet in width beginning at County Route 359 for a distance of 1.0 mile for a cost of $40,859.00
 
7. Alternate Road: Jaycox Road: 2” compacted moto pave with single chip seal placed by Gorman Bros.; 18 feet in width beginning at County Route 357 for a distance of 0.35 miles for a cost of $22,336.00
 
End Agreement
 
*The Town may be able to piggy-back on the Albany County Contract which would save approximately $3,000/mile.
 
A motion was made by Councilwoman Cooke to approve the 2018 Town Highway Agreement; 2nd by Councilman Rauf.
Motion carried: Ayes (3) Pfleging, Cooke, and Rauf; Nays (0); Absent (2) Dolce and Sedlmeir
 
A motion was made by Councilwoman Cooke to accept the Highway Superintendent’s report; 2nd by Councilman Rauf.
Motion carried: Ayes (3) Pfleging, Cooke, and Rauf; Nays (0); Absent (2) Dolce and Sedlmeir
 
 
 
TOWN CLERK
 
Town Clerk Kraker reported for the month of April as follows:
Town Clerk Department – Total Collected $1,609.75
Paid to the Supervisor - $1,312.15 - the breakdown is as follows:
            Clerk Fees                  $     59.15  
            Recycling                         301.00                              
            Dog Licenses                   134.00                     
            Building Permits               493.00
            Planning                           280.00
            Zoning                                45.00     
            Total                            $1,312.15
 
Fees paid to NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets for the ‘Animal Population Control Program’ aka ‘dog surcharge’: $20.00
Fees paid to NYS Department of Health for one Marriage License: $22.50
Electronic sweep from the Town Clerk’s checking account for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation - Sporting licenses: $255.10
 
Water Rents collected for the month totaled $6,368.06; which included $73.71 in penalties
Sewer Rents collected for the month totaled $3,423.73; which included $54.08 in penalties
 
A motion was made by Councilman Rauf to accept the Town Clerk’s report; 2nd by Councilwoman Cooke.
Motion carried: Ayes (3) Pfleging, Cooke, and Rauf; Nays (0); Absent (2) Dolce and Sedlmeir
 
CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER/BUILDING INSPECTOR
 
Supervisor Pfleging read a written report from Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector Overbaugh as follows:
The following permits were issued: one Building Repair, one Septic, and three Deck permits.
The Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector has also been busy with providing the Assessor’s Office with requested information; following through on RV permits; building projects without permits; building projects with incorrect information; renewal of permits; Certificates of Occupancy on older permits; and issuing 911 numbers.
 
A motion was made by Councilwoman Cooke to accept the Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector’s written report; 2nd by Councilman Rauf.
Motion carried: Ayes (3) Pfleging, Cooke, and Rauf; Nays (0); Absent (2) Dolce and Sedlmeir
 
ASSESSORS
 
1. Assessor Pine reported that the Assessor’s Office had finished updating assessment changes and that notices had been mailed.
 
2. Grievance Day is May 22, 2018.  Assessor Pine encouraged anyone with questions or concerns to reach out to the Assessor’s Office before Grievance Day.
 
A motion was made by Councilman Rauf to accept the Assessor’s report; 2nd by Councilwoman Cooke.
Motion carried: Ayes (3) Pfleging, Cooke, and Rauf; Nays (0); Absent (2) Dolce and Sedlmeir
 
WATER/SEWER COMMITTEE
           
Town Clerk Kraker read a written report submitted by John Rice, Water/Sewer Treatment Officer, as follows:
 
The Water Treatment plant filtered 271,300 gallons – a daily average of 9,043 gallons.
The Sewer Treatment plant processed 267,840 gallons – a daily average of 8,930 gallons.
 
Supervisor Pfleging had concerns about the numbers. Town Clerk Kraker will contact Operator Rice for clarification and will report back at the next meeting. Acceptance of the report will be tabled until June.
 
REFUSE/RECYCLING
 
1. Recycling Coordinator Whitbeck reported the following for the month of April as follows:
 
            E-Waste: 1.72 tons
            Rensselaer Iron & Steel: 6.27 tons
            City of Albany Landfill: 49.69 tons
            Sierra Fibers: 4.71 tons comingled and 5.23 tons old cardboard containers 
            Oil: 35 gallons
            Tires: 70
 
A motion was made by Councilwoman Cooke to accept the Recycling Coordinator’s written report; 2nd by Councilman Rauf.
Motion carried: Ayes (3) Pfleging, Cooke, and Rauf; Nays (0); Absent (2) Dolce and Sedlmeir
 
RENSSELAERVILLE LIBRARY 
 
Linda Styer, a Trustee of the Rensselaerville Library, reported the following upcoming activities:
  Children can read to Lefty the Dog
  Summer Reading Program registration begins on June 16th
  On May 29th, June 5th, and June 12th – a teen program designed to help students relax and organize for end-of-year exams.
  On June 13th, 19th, and 20th at 3:30pm and 6:00pm– another teen program designed to help teens study for the Regents exams
  May 19th – Book Sale in conjunction with the Town-Wide Garage Sales
   June 16th – Rensselaerville Ramble co-sponsored by the Huyck Preserve
 
Mrs. Styer also wished to remind everyone of the upcoming vote
 
A motion was made by Councilman Rauf to accept the Library report; 2nd by Councilwoman Cooke.
Motion carried: Ayes (3) Pfleging, Cooke, and Rauf; Nays (0); Absent (2) Dolce and Sedlmeir
 
CURRENT EVENTS
 
The Town-Wide Picnic will be held at the Bayard Elsbree Memorial Park on June 10, 2018. There will be games for kids, BBQ, fire trucks, the ambulance, and the Sheriff’s Department, just to name a few.
 
OLD BUSINESS
 
1. It has been noticed that there is some settling of the rock behind the gate house and along the old roadway of the Lake Myosotis dam. A noise has been heard coming from the outlet pipe which runs through the embankment section of the dam.
 
Weston & Sampson Engineers conducted a preliminary evaluation and propose to inspect the 12” cast iron outlet pipe by a CCTV camera to identify any possible defects within the pipe.  They also suggested installing two piezometers to monitor the depth of groundwater within the dam and then conduct a survey along the stone wall of the dam to determine if movement has occurred since the last survey which was conducted in 1992.
 
Attorney Fallati will contact Weston & Sampson as he has a few very minor wording changes he would like to see.
 
A motion was made by Councilman Rauf to approve bullet points 1, 2, 4, and 5 of the contract (bullet point 3, if necessary, will be approved at a later date); incorporating the changes mentioned by Attorney Fallati. The motion also authorizes the Supervisor to sign the contract on behalf of the Town. The motion was made by Councilwoman Cooke.
Motion carried: Ayes (3) Pfleging, Cooke, and Rauf; Nays (0); Absent (2) Dolce and Sedlmeir
 
2. It is the consensus of the Board to extend the deadline for letters of interest in the Solar Committee. 
A motion was made by Councilwoman Cooke to extend the deadline for letters of interest for the Solar Committee and to authorize the Town Clerk to advertise such, noting that letters are due by June 12, 2018. The motion was seconded by Councilman Rauf.
Motion carried: Ayes (3) Pfleging, Cooke, and Rauf; Nays (0); Absent (2) Dolce and Sedlmeir
 
3. Attorney Fallati read the Resolution for Proposed Local Law No. 3 of 2018 as follows:
 
RESOLUTION OF THE
TOWN OF RENSSELAERVILLE
TOWN BOARD
 
            WHEREAS, the Town Board has been advised that certain Town Highways suffer damage by the operation of certain trucks and similar vehicles of heavy weight during the thawing season and at other times of the year; and
 
            WHEREAS, the Town, pursuant to Section 130(7) of the Town Law and Sections 1603(e) and 1660(a)(11) of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York, may enact a local law temporarily  restricting the weight of vehicles traveling on Town Highways; and
 
            WHEREAS, the Town Board has prepared the attached proposed Local Law to permit the imposition of temporary weight restrictions by the Highway Superintendent.
 
            NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the duly convened Town Board of the Town of Rensselaerville that pursuant to the Municipal Home Rule Law and the General Municipal Law, a public hearing shall be conducted at the Town Hall on June 14, 2018 at 6:45pm on the attached proposed Local Law No. 3 of 2018, and notice of the time and place of such hearing shall be published on or before June 4, 2018 in a newspaper circulating in the Town.
 
By motion made by Marion Cooke and seconded by Jason Rauf the foregoing resolution was adopted by a majority of the members of the Town Board of the Town of Rensselaerville on the 10th day of May 2018 as follows:
 
Town Board Member                                      Yes                  No       Absent/Abstain
Steven Pfleging, Supervisor                              X
Marion Cooke, Councilwoman                          X
John Dolce, Councilman                                                                     Absent
Jason Rauf, Councilman                                   X
Margaret Sedlmeir, Councilwoman                                                    Absent
 
End Resolution
 
4. A motion was made by Councilman Rauf to accept the resignation of Thomas Kropp, Alternate Planning Board member; 2nd by Councilwoman Cooke.
Motion carried: Ayes (3) Pfleging, Cooke, and Rauf; Nays (0); Absent (2) Dolce and Sedlmeir
 
5. Superintendent Bates estimated the cost of repairing the sidewalk in Preston Hollow to be about $10,000. The estimate includes material and the rental of equipment; the Highway Department would provide 100% of the labor. The existing sidewalk, which runs from the Fire House to the Baptist Church is 3-4’ wide and is constructed of asphalt.  Superintendent Bates proposes to mill the asphalt, excavate and place a crusher-run base, and then lay 2” of new pavement, 4’ wide.
 
According to the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) a new construction sidewalk would be required to be 5 feet in width, but repair of an existing sidewalk may be 4 feet. The ADA also requires that tactile markings be placed at crosswalks which are located at Travis Hill Road and Schoolhouse Road.
 
Superintendent Bates would expect that these repairs could be done near the end of August or beginning of September and estimates it would take about a week to complete the project.
 
The Town would also need to pass an ordinance which would require homeowners to remove the snow from the section of sidewalk in front of their house.
 
The best that can be done with the section of concrete sidewalk running along the cemetery is to power-broom it and patch it with concrete slurry.
 
A motion was made by Councilman Rauf to authorize the Highway Department to perform the repairs on the sidewalk with a budget not to exceed $12,000.00. The motion was seconded by Councilwoman Cooke.
Motion carried: Ayes (3) Pfleging, Cooke, and Rauf; Nays (0); Absent (2) Dolce and Sedlmeir
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
1. A motion was made by Councilman Rauf to accept the resignation of Tracy Ricci, Planning/Zoning Board Secretary; 2nd by Councilwoman Cooke.
Motion carried: Ayes (3) Pfleging, Cooke, and Rauf; Nays (0); Absent (2) Dolce and Sedlmeir
 
A motion was made by Councilman Rauf to authorize the Town Clerk to advertise for a new Planning/Zoning Board clerk noting that resumes be submitted by June 6, 2018.  The motion was seconded by Councilwoman Cooke.
Motion carried: Ayes (3) Pfleging, Cooke, and Rauf; Nays (0); Absent (2) Dolce and Sedlmeir
 
2. A motion was made by Councilwoman Cooke to renew the subscription to the Altamont Enterprise; 2nd by Councilman Rauf.
Motion carried: Ayes (3) Pfleging, Cooke, and Rauf; Nays (0); Absent (2) Dolce and Sedlmeir
 
3. A motion was made by Councilwoman Cooke authorizing the Town Clerk to attend the New York State Association of Tax Receivers & Collectors conference in June. The motion was seconded by Councilman Rauf.
Motion carried: Ayes (3) Pfleging, Cooke, and Rauf; Nays (0); Absent (2) Dolce and Sedlmeir
 
4. A motion was made by Councilwoman Cooke to authorize the Supervisor to sign the Albany County Emergency/Ambulance Services contract; 2nd by Councilman Rauf.
Motion carried: Ayes (3) Pfleging, Cooke, and Rauf; Nays (0); Absent (2) Dolce and Sedlmeir
 
AUDIENCE COMMENTS
 
None
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
A motion was made by Councilwoman Cooke to adjourn the meeting at 8:15pm; 2nd by Councilman Rauf.
Motion carried: Ayes (3) Pfleging, Cooke, and Rauf; Nays (0); Absent (2) Dolce and Sedlmeir
 
 
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

 
 
 

 
TOWN OF RENSSELAERVILLE
ANNUAL PICNIC ON JUNE 10
 
The Town of Rensselaerville will hold its annual town-wide picnic on Sunday, June 10 from 2:00pm to 4:30pm at the Bayard Elsbree Park, Route 145, Preston Hollow to celebrate the unity of its five hamlets: Cooksburg, Medusa, Preston Hollow, Potter Hollow and Rensselaerville.
 
The Town Council created this event as a way to bring residents together to share a meal and build community spirit.  Hot dogs and hamburgers, homemade salads and desserts will be on the menu along with music and information tables hosted by town businesses and organizations. The Albany County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit will give demonstrations. The volunteer fire companies and the ambulance corps will have vehicles and representatives on hand. The American Legion will hold a ceremony around the flag area at 3:30pm to honor Town of Rensselaerville residents who are veterans and active members of the armed services.
 
There will be plenty of games and activities for adults and kids including a playground, horseshoes and a coin search. DJ Richard Tollner will provide music.
 
All current and former Town of Rensselaerville residents are invited. Those whose last name begins with A through M are asked to bring a salad to share; those whose last name begins with N through Z are asked to bring a dessert to share.
 
Businesses and organizations that want to host an information table may contact Margaret Sedlmeir at 518-239-6282.
 

 

 
     SUNDAY, JUNE 17TH

Start your day with an all you can eat breakfast at the Rensselaerville Firehouse


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We will seat you, serve you and clean up after you!
8AM – 11AM
Free will offerings appreciated

 
 
                  
 
      
 
Rensselaerville Library Events for June

 
5 – 4pm – Teen Boot Camp with Nancy Dyer: Test stress? Learn how to stay calm and in charge no matter what’s going on around you. And how to instantaneously feel good about yourself.
6 – 3:30 & 6pm – Kids Father’s Day Craft: Father’s Day is coming up! Come and make something special for Dad!
6 – 4:30pm – StoryTime: 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.
10 – 2-4:30pm – Rensselaerville Town Picnic: Elsbree Park Preston Hollow
12 – 4pm – Teen Boot Camp with Nancy Dyer: Test stress? Learn how to stay calm and in charge no matter what’s going on around you. And how to instantaneously feel good about yourself.
12 – 7pm – Poetry Group: Bring your poem! Receive feedback from fellow poets or just share your words.
13 – 3:30 & 6pm – Study Help: Sometimes students need a little help or reassurance just before their Regents or RCT exams. We offer study help, assistance with accessing Regents study sites, and a positive, reassuring environment for students who just need to review their material 'one more time'.
13 – 4:30pm – StoryTime: 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.
13 – 5:30pm – Kids Read with Lefty, the TDI Therapy Dog, in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Children choose what they would like to read to Lefty. Teens before your exams relax with Lefty for emotional support and stress relief. These programs have been found to improve children's self-esteem and increase their enjoyment of and interest in reading.
14 – 7pm – Writing Group: Writers of all interests, backgrounds, and abilities are welcome.
16 – Summer Reading Program begins – Register and set your goals.
16 – 9am – Ramble Trail Run/Walk Fundraiser: Join us for a trail run and walk to raise funds for the Huyck Preserve and the Rensselaerville Library! For more information visit www.rensselaervillelibrary.org/ramble.html
19 – 7pm – Library Board of Trustees Meeting –public welcome
19 – 6pm – Study Help: Sometimes students need a little help or reassurance just before their Regents or RCT exams. We offer study help, assistance with accessing Regents study sites, and a positive, reassuring environment for students who just need to review their material 'one more time'.
20 – 3:30 & 6pm – Study Help: Sometimes students need a little help or reassurance just before their Regents or RCT exams. We offer study help, assistance with accessing Regents study sites, and a positive, reassuring environment for students who just need to review their material 'one more time'.
20 – 4:30pm – StoryTime: 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 – 6:30pm – Family Program: Design and make your own Domino Game - and then play the game of dominos!
26 – 7pm – Poetry Group: Bring your poem! Receive feedback from fellow poets or just share your words.
27 – 10am – Kid’s Movie Morning - Coco: Rated: PG, Length: 1:45, Description: Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.
27 – 4:30pm – StoryTime: 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.
27 – 6pm – Music Make & Play Tambourines: Kids make your own Tambourines from 6 to 6:30pm. Community members are invited to come and share their music with kids and other community members. Everyone is welcome to come on down to the craft room for a relaxing evening of sharing music and fellowship!
28 – 6:30pm – Adult Movie Night - Greatest Showman: Rated: PG, Length: 1:45, Description: Celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.



 
 
Middleburgh Library- June 2018
 
We are not doing Storytime on Tuesdays, or Storytime with Miss Doreen on Wednesday's, as we get ready for our Summer Reading Programs.
 
Also, no Wednesday Matinees till Fall.  Enjoy your Summer.  See you in October.
 
6/1, 15  - 10:00 to 12:00 - Home Educators of Schoharie County - HEGS (Home Educators Group of Schoharie County) is a group of homeschooling families with a wide variety of backgrounds, approaches to education, and religious affiliations. We exist to provide secular support for homeschooling families, offer information about homeschooling, and to allow for sharing of educational opportunities. We hope to increase public awareness, acceptance, and support of home education in Schoharie County.
 
6/2 - 11:00 AM - Lyme Disease & Other Tick-borne Diseases - The ticks that transmit Lyme disease may also transmit other tick-borne diseases. Come and learn about Lyme disease, as well as other tick-borne diseases, so you are prepared to enjoy the great outdoors more safely. Marilyn Wyman works at Cornell Cooperative Extension on natural resource issues.  Registration is required.
 
6/2 - 1:00 PM - Herbs that Delighted the Victorians - Herbalist and author, Betty Pillsbury, will discuss the herbs that Victorians grew in their gardens and how they were used in cooking and in the household and the folklore behind them!  Registration is required.  A $5.00 donation at the door is suggested.  This program is at the Dr. Best House & Medical Exhibit, 1568 Clauverwie, Middleburgh.
 
6/2 - 3:00-10:00 PM - Board Games for Adults - Come and join the fun playing board games.
 
6/5, 12, 19, - 1:00 - 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.
 
6/5, 12, 19, 26 - 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. 
 
6/7, 14, 21, 28 - 7:00 PM - Knitting Circle - These friendly ladies (men are welcome, but we haven't seen any yet!) knit and crochet, embroider and quilt, and more.  You can learn a new skill here or share your own special talents with others- or just craft in the company of friends.  Drop in anytime!  No registration is required.
 
6/9 - 11:00 to 1:00 PM - Mother/Daughter Flower Fairy Tea - Victorian children believed the Fairy Realm held its annual merriment and mischief in June on Midsummer's Eve. Join us for a special celebration of the fairy magic in our first ever Mother/Daughter Flower Fairy Tea. After tea, look for signs of fairy revelry in a scavenger hunt around the lawn, play with bubbles, and have a tour of the house if you like. Fairy wings and elves, often in the guise of boys, are also welcome!
Menu:  Tea & juice, Assorted Muffins & Scones, Finger Sandwiches, Quiche, Salad, Fruit Fairy Wands & Cookies.
 
When you purchase tickets, please purchase only for the guests sitting at your table. There are only eight tables available for each seating. Thank you!  This program is at the Dr. Best House & Medical Exhibit, 1568 Clauverwie,Middleburgh.
 
6/11 - 1:00 PM - Monday Musings: Living a Life of Balance: Ayurveda 101 - Ayurveda, literally translating to the science of life and living, is a time-honored health and healing system providing tools to balance one's mind, body, soul and senses through simple dietary and lifestyle approaches. Curious how you can attain health and well being while being fully self-empowered and living in accordance to nature? In this hour-long discussion, we will unveil the mystery of this ancient medical system and learn the basics to start living a life of balance.  Registration is required.
 
6/11 - 6:30 PM - Library Board of Trustees Meeting - Public is welcome.
 
6/14 - 7:00 PM - Concert - Josh White Jr. - Josh White, Jr., became, a 'hit' literally over night at the age of four, by performing with his legendary father JOSH WHITE one night at New York's famed "Café Society" night club (America's first integrated nightclub). For the next five years, Josh, Jr. performed with his father from New York to Boston to Philadelphia. In 1949, Josh, Jr. landed his first role on Broadway, and as Josh says, "It was type casting..." he played his father's son in How Long Til Summer? with Dorothy Gish and Don Hanmer. While continuing a solo acting career, Josh went on to perform and record with his father for the next seventeen years on radio, television, Broadway, concert halls and nightclubs around the world.        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.
 
6/18 -2:00 PM -  Color Me Calm Adult Coloring Club - Do you need a relaxing activity to melt away stress?  Join our Color Me Calm Adult Coloring Club! This program allows adults to create wonderful pictures and offers a fun and unique way to unwind and express creativity. Plus, it can actually lower stress!  Please note that this is not a structured program.  Drop-in and color at your leisure.  Materials will be provided.  No registration required.
 
6/19 - 7:00 PM - Book Discussion -  "My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry" by Fredrik Backman, author of  "A Man Called Ove".  Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is seventy-seven years old and crazy—as in standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-strangers crazy. She is also Elsa’s best, and only, friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother’s stories, in the Land-of-Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas, where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal.  This book discussion will be facilitated by Susan Oringal. 
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.
 
6/23 - 6/30 - "Libraries Rock" - Summer Reading Program Registration.  Registration will be held in the Community Room.  Be sure to sign your child up for some great and fun programs.
 
6/30 - 2:00 PM - Cooking by the Vegan Book - (Book to be announced) - The Middleburgh Library presents its monthly book club, "Cooking by the Vegan Book." We pick the cookbook, you pick and make the recipe!
How the cookbook club works; Every month, a cookbook will be selected and will be at the circulation desk, for you to look at and we will print up the recipe of your choice.
Sign up online or at the circulation desk, let us know what you're cooking so we don't have duplicates.
Registration is required
 
 
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 May 2018

by William Moore

 

June 12 – Seniors meeting at Preston Hollow Fire House 12 noon. Dues are due.

 

June 14 – Senior’s trip to Log Cabin in Mass. for Lobster Fest.

 

July 10 – Senior’s meeting at Rensselaerville Fire House 12 noon.

 

August 14 – Senior’s Picnic at Westerlo Town Park.

 

Open House for Ruth & Tom Snyder’s 50th Wedding Anniversary on June 3 at Preston Hollow

Fire House from 1 to 3 pm.

 

 

Rensselaerville Community Calendar
 
Sun Jun 3, 2018
10am Church Service
Medusa United Church of Christ

11am Trinity Church Services
10 Trinity Lane, Rensselaerville

Wed Jun 6, 2018
6pm Helderberg Brewery Open
Helderberg Brewery, 63 Huyck Rd, Rensselaerville

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

Fri Jun 8, 2018
6pm Helderberg Brewery Open
Helderberg Brewery, 63 Huyck Rd, Rensselaerville

630pm Village Voices Rehearsal
Conkling Hall, 8 Methodist Hill Rd, Rensselaerville

Sun Jun 10, 2018 S
10am Church Service
Medusa United Church of Christ

11am Trinity Church Services
10 Trinity Lane, Rensselaerville.

Tues Jun 12, 2018
7pm Town Board Work Meeting
Town of Rensselaerville Town Hall, 87 Barger Road, Medusa

Wed Jun 13, 2018
6pm Helderberg Brewery Open
Helderberg Brewery, 63 Huyck Rd, Rensselaerville

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

Thurs Jun 14, 2018 
6:45pm Public Hearing Local Law No. 3 Temporary Weight Restrictions on Town Roads
Town of Rensselaerville Town Hall, 87 Barger Road, Medusa

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

Fri Jun 15, 2018
6pm Helderberg Brewery Open
Helderberg Brewery, 63 Huyck Rd, Rensselaerville  

7:30pm Conkling Cafe' Open Mic
Conkling Hall, 8 Methodist Hill Rd, Rensselaerville

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 Jun 16, 2018
1pm Rensselaerville Ramble Trail Run/Walk
Huyck Preserve Eldridge Research Station, Pond Hill Rd Rensselaerville

Join us for a trail run and walk to raise funds for the Preserve and the Rensselaerville Library! The Ramble begins at 9AM on June 16th, and will take you through our Partridge Loop trail system through forests and hills. There are 3 courses ranging from 2- to 8- miles for you to pick from. Register at http://bit.ly/rvillramble and to learn more visit:
www. facebook.com/RensselaervilleRamble http://www.rensselaervillelibrary.org/ramble.html

All proceeds from registration and sponsorship will be split between the Preserve and the Library.

Sun Jun 17, 2018

 
10am Father's Day Breakfast
Rensselaerville Volunteer Fire Company, Inc., 4990 Delaware Turnpike, Rensselaerville

Bring Dad to an all you can eat breakfast! Free will offering.

10am Church Service
Medusa United Church of Christ

11am Trinity Church Services
10 Trinity Lane, Rensselaerville.

Mon Jun 18, 2018
11:30pm RHDA Monthly Meeting
Conkling Hall, Methodist Hill Road, Rensselaerville, NY

Wed Jun 20, 2018  
6pm Helderberg Brewery Open
Helderberg Brewery, 63 Huyck Rd, Rensselaerville

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

Fri Jun 22, 2018
6pm Helderberg Brewery Open
Helderberg Brewery, 63 Huyck Rd, Rensselaerville  

Sun Jun 24, 2018
10am Church Service
Medusa United Church of Christ

3pm Trinity Church Services
10 Trinity Lane, Rensselaerville

Wed Jun 27, 2018
6pm Helderberg Brewery Open
Helderberg Brewery, 63 Huyck Rd, Rensselaerville

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

Fri Jun 29, 2018
6pm Helderberg Brewery Open
Helderberg Brewery, 63 Huyck Rd, Rensselaerville

Sun Jul 1, 2018
10am Church Service
Medusa United Church of Christ

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


 
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