JOB OPENING -PLANNING BOARD AND ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS SECRETARY

PLANNING BOARD AND ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS SECRETARY

The Town of North East has an opening for a Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals Secretary for approximately 10 hours a week. Must be available for 1 evening a month to attend ZBA Board Meeting and compose minutes. Must be friendly, reliable, and detail oriented.

 Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook is a must.

For more information on this position please call the Town Clerk’s Office at 518-789-3300 ext. 603 or email ne.townclerk@fairpoint.net for a full description and application.

 

Special Town Board Meeting 4-29-2019

The Town of North East will hold a Special Town Board Meeting on Monday, April 29, 2019  to approve an application for submission of the Municipal Innovation Grant Program in conjunction with the Sand/Salt Shed construction of Phase II of the Highway Garage Construction Program. See attached agenda for more information.

Special Town Board Meeting 4-29-2019

Ambulance Services for the Towns of Amenia, Dover and North East

Request for Proposals will be received in the Town of North East Town Hall on or before 2:00pm, May 20, 2019. Specifications and proposal forms are attached hereto.

RFP-TONE-02-19 Ambulance Services for the Towns of Amenia, Dover and North East

North East Comprehensive Plan Informational Meeting 4-27-2019 and Public Hearing 5-18-2019

The Town of North East Comprehensive Plan will be holding an informational meeting on 4-27-2019 at 2pm at the North East Millerton Library Annex and a Public Hearing on 5-18-2019 at 2pm.

See flyer attached for more information.

North East Comprehensive Plan Upcoming Meetings 4-27-19 and 5-18-2019

NYS DEC Burn Ban March 16, 2019-May 14, 2019

DEC Announces Brush Burning Prohibited in New York State March 16 through May 14

Burn Ban Decreases Wildfire Risks and Protects Lives and Property

Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today reminds residents that with spring approaching conditions for wildfires will become heightened and residential brush burning is prohibited March 16 through May 14 across New York State.

“While many people associate wildfires with the western United States, the start of spring weather and the potential for dry conditions increases the risk for wildfires in New York,” Commissioner Seggos said. “New York prohibits residential burning during the coming high-risk fire season to reduce wildfires and protect people, property, and natural resources. The ban has been extremely effective in reducing the number of wildfires, and we’re encouraging New Yorkers to put safety first.”

Even though much of the state is currently blanketed in snow, warming temperatures can quickly cause wildfire conditions to arise.
DEC posts daily a fire danger rating map and forecast during fire season on its website and on the NY Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife App available on DEC’s website. Currently, wildfire conditions in the state are low risk.

Historically, open burning of debris is the largest single cause of spring wildfires in New York State. When temperatures are warmer and the past fall’s debris, dead grass, and leaves dry out, wildfires can start and spread easily and be further fueled by winds and a lack of green vegetation.

New York first enacted strict restrictions on open burning in 2009 to help prevent wildfires and reduce air pollution. State regulations allow residential brush fires in towns with fewer than 20,000 residents during most of the year, but prohibit such burning in spring when most wildfires in New York occur. Since the ban was established, the eight-year annual average number of spring fires decreased by 42.6 percent, from 2,649 in 2009, to 1,521 in 2018.

Campfires using charcoal or untreated wood are allowed, but people should never leave such fires unattended and must extinguish them. Burning garbage or leaves is prohibited year-round.
Wildfires can be deadly and destructive, and the national annual cost of their consequences can range anywhere from $71.1 to $347.8 billion, according to recent study by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Last year’s Camp Fire in northern California destroyed the city of Paradise and killed more than 80 people, making it the nation’s deadliest wildfire in more than a century. This year, the USDA Forest Service, the National Association of State Foresters, and the Ad Council are celebrating the 75th anniversary of the launch of the Smokey Bear Wildfire Prevention campaign, the longest-running public service advertising campaign in U.S. history.

“Smokey Bear has educated generations of Americans about their role in preventing wildfires,” Commissioner Seggos said. “Smokey’s words are still an urgent and relevant reminder for all of us to follow-‘Remember, only YOU can prevent forest fires.”

Some towns, primarily in and around the Adirondack and Catskill parks, are designated “fire towns.” Open burning is prohibited year-round in these municipalities unless an individual or group has a written permit from DEC. To find out whether a municipality is designated a “fire town” or to obtain a permit, contact the appropriate DEC regional office. A list of regional offices is available on DEC’s website.

Violators of the state’s open burning regulation are subject to both criminal and civil enforcement actions, with a minimum fine of $500 for a first offense. To report environmental law violations call 1-800-TIPP DEC (1-800-847-7332), or report online on DEC’s website.

Notice of Receipt of Tax Bills and Warrant for 2019

NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF TAX BILLS AND WARRANT

TOWN OF NORTH EAST, DUTCHESS COUNTY

TAKE NOTICE, that I, Lisa Cope, the undersigned Collector of Taxes for the Town of North East in Dutchess County, New York State have duly received the Tax Bills and Warrant for the collection of property taxes within the Town of North East for fiscal year 2019. Collection of Taxes will begin with the receipt of taxes through February 28, 2019 at the Town Hall, 19 N. Maple Ave, P.O. Box 516, Millerton, New York, on the following days and times: Monday-Thursday 9AM-4:00PM and Fridays 9AM-12:30PM.

 

TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that taxes may be paid on or before February 28, 2019 without penalty. All taxes received after that date shall have an added interest of 2% for the month of March, 3% for the month of April, and 4% for the month of May.

 

After June 1st all unpaid taxes will be turned over to Dutchess County Commissioner of Finance, 22 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. In addition after May 15th, a fee of $2.00 will be added for each parcel.

 

Dated: January 10, 2019

 

Lisa Cope

Town Clerk/Tax Collector

Town of North East

 

County Accepting HEAP Applications

County Accepting HEAP Applications
Poughkeepsie… Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro announced the Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services (DCFS) is now accepting applications for regular Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), which assists low-income residents with the cost of heat and energy-related expenses. Individuals can apply online at www.MyBenefits.NY.gov or in person at several locations throughout the County.

https://www.mybenefits.ny.gov/mybenefits/begin

NONPROFIT PROVIDES FREE HOME REPAIRS

Rebuilding Together Dutchess County is currently accepting applications for Rebuilding Day & Handyman Programs

Rebuilding Together Dutchess County

Town of North East-Village of Millerton Comprehensive Plan

Town of North East-Village of Millerton Comprehensive Plan Part 1

 

Town of North East-Village of Millerton Comprehensive Plan Part 2

Dog Licenses

DOG CONTROL

Dog Licenses: Dogs in the Town of North East must be licensed with the Town Clerk (789-3300 Ext 603). Current Rabies Certificate is required. The maximum fine for an unlicensed dog is $250. Licenses must be renewed annually; $10 for spayed/neutered and $20 for unaltered dogs.

Please bring the following documentation:

  1. If the dog is spayed or neutered – a certificate from a licensed veterinarian showing that the dog has been spayed or neutered, unless this proof is already on file with the Town Clerk.
  2. ALL dogs three months or older must have proof of a rabies vaccination signed by a licensed veterinarian.
  3. Check payable to the Town of North East for the appropriate license fee

The license will be validated for one year, and renewals will be mailed to the owner.