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.
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.
November 7, 2019---The Town of Broadalbin is soliciting proposals for construction/contractor of chain link fencing on the exposed perimeter of its Town Park adjacent to the Complex on Union Mills Rd. Sealed bids will be due Wednesday, November 20,2019 at 5 pm at the Town Hall. An RFP, returnable by November 20th, is available at the Town Clerk's Office, (518) 883 4657, by mail request to P.O.Box 548, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
November 21, 2019---The Town of Broadalbin will hold a public hearing amending chapter 211 of the Town Code pertaining to solid waste. The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Copies for review are at the Town Clerk's office.
November 27, 2019---The December Planning Board Meeting has been canceled due to the holiday. The next Meeting will be held Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Happy Holidays!
December 14, 2019---The Town Clerk's Office will be closed for the Holidays. The last day of business will be Friday, December 20th. The office will re-open on Thursday, January 2nd, 2020. Any necessary business can be relayed via phone by calling 518-883-4657. Happy Holidays!