Notice of Public Hearing – Budget 2018

Public Hearing Notice Budget 2018

Notice of Public Hearing- Scribner Rd

Notice of Public Hearing – Abandoment of portion of Scribner Rd

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE – PLANNING BOARD

Notice of Public Hearing – Planning Board – Tisch

BULK TRASH DAY – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017

Bulk Trash Day

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling Event

See attached for upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling Event,
October 21, 2017

10.21.17 HHW Flyer with wave Final

RUDD POND MEETING – September 27, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. at American Legion Post 178, Millerton, NY

NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will be holding a meeting on the Proposed Master Plan for Rudd Pond on September 27, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. at the American Legion Post 178 in Millerton, NY.  The public is urged to attend.  The Proposed Master Plan is attached for your viewing.

TaconicStateParkDraftTaconicStateParkMasterPlan

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 Dog Enumeration

The Town of North East in collaboration with the Canine License Registry is conducting a dog enumeration, or census.  We would appreciate your help by completing and returning this by mail or in person.  See attached public announcement.

Dog Enumeration

If you should have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Lisa Cope, Town Clerk at 518-789-3300 Ext. 603.

North East Shared Services Public Portal

The Shared Services Public Portal is now available on the Town of North East website.  View all Town Board, Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals Minutes.  The link to the portal is on the left hand side towards the bottom of the main screen of the website.

NYS DEC BURN BAN

Burn Ban has decreased spring wildfires 35 percent since 2009

Ban reduces wildfire risks, protects lives and property

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) reminds residents that with warming temperatures and dry conditions, residential brush burning is prohibited March 16 through May 14 across New York State.

Due to the lack of snow cover over much of the state and with rising temperatures forecasted for the coming weeks, conditions for wildfires could be heightened.

“While many people associate wildfires with the western United States, the early start of spring weather, dry conditions, and lack of snow pack increase the risk for wildfires in New York,” DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos said. “New York prohibits residential burning during the 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.”

DEC will post a Fire Danger Map rating forecast daily for the 2017 fire season on its website and on the NY Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife App available on DEC’s website.

Currently, fire conditions in most of the state are low risk.

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 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. The 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 occur.

In the seven-year period since the ban was established, the average number of spring fires per year decreased by 35.5 percent, from 2,925 in 2009 to 1,886 in 2016.

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.

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.