December 16, 2018---
The town of Broadalbin officials have taken some heat lately for an hefty 177 percent increase in taxes. The increase, while no fault of the present board or town Supervisor Sheila Perry — previous administrations adopted unbalanced budgets and did not plan for the future — is a tough pill to swallow for residents. And understandably so.
What most residents do not realize is that the actual impact will be around $100 for the majority of tax bills. We recognize many people are on a fixed income and that $100 to $200 is a lot of money to take from somewhere else, but for the most part, the increase is not enough to likely cause anyone to lose their home.
And while the majority of the residents now recognize why the taxes must be increased, they are equally upset they were not better informed by town officials. At a recent meeting, residents pointed out to town officials how the school district goes out of its way to keep residents informed when working on a budget. Even snow days are relayed to all town residents.
Supervisor Sheila Perry noted that the town now has a new website and it will soon have meeting minutes available and as much town news as possible.
These are all good things being done in the wake of some terrible administrative decisions in the past.
The steps Perry and the board members are taking to try and keep everyone informed and fix the mistakes of past officials are ones in the right direction.
March 10, 2019---
Reminder: If you are purchasing a new vehicle soon, please remove your Transfer Station Sticker from your current car and notify our office for a replacement sticker ($10). The new Transfer Station Stickers ($20) are due June 30, 2019 and the Town Clerk's Office will be selling the new ones as of April 1, 2019. Hours will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9 am - 1 pm. Wednesday evenings 5 pm - 7 pm as of April 3, 2019 - September 25, 2019. (518-883-4657) Please bring your vehicle registration and as always you must be a Broadalbin Resident and there is no commercial dumping.
April 1, 2019---
REMINDER: The Town Clerk's Office is now open Wednesdays from 5-7PM from April through September.
April 4, 2019---
The new Transfer Station Stickers for 2019-2020 are available for purchase with a fee of $20, cash or check only. The current stickers are good until June 30, 2019. Please bring your vehicle registration to the office to apply for an application and as always, you must be a Broadalbin resident.
April 11, 2019---
SPEND YOUR SUMMER AT YOUR FAVORITE BEACH!
LIFEGUARDS TOWN BEACH: Part-time summer. Minimum age 16, preference to 18 or older. Must have current certification in Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR/AED w/ waterfront skills module. All candidates subject to criminal background check as condition of employment. For more details/application form contact: Town of Broadalbin, (518)883-4657 or firstname.lastname@example.org
GATE GUARDS TOWN BEACH: Part-time summer. Mature, responsible individuals to man parking attendant station. All candidates subject to criminal background check as condition of employment. Send letter of interest to: Town of Broadalbin, P.O. Box 548, Broadalbin, NY 12025 or email to: email@example.com