The Town Pool will open for the weekend on June 22 and 23 and then re-open for the season on June 29. Recent improvements to the pool complex include a new state-of-the-art splash pad and soft new pool liners, new filtration systems, and ADA-compliant lifts. Planned for the future are continued upgrades to the bathhouse.
The new state-of-the-art splash pad at the Town pool offers lots of fun ways for kids to get themselves – and others – wet! The Town Pool will open for the weekend on June 22 and 23 and then re-open for the season on June 29.
Adding Strength to Strength
In December, the Town added eight new full-time positions to its EMS Department. Now the Department can cover the majority of shifts with full-time personnel and staff an additional ambulance during peak hours seven days a week. In addition, the Town will receive $250,000 toward the purchase of a new ambulance in special funding arranged by Assemblyman Phil Steck.
Legacy of Honor
Many came out to honor former Trooper Michael J. Anson when Colonie's Roessleville Park was dedicated to his memory on November 8. Pictured are Supervisor Paula Mahan, center, members of the Anson family, left, and other Town officials, right. Many NYS Troopers, Colonie police officers, and volunteer firefighters from West Albany, Fuller Road, and Colonie Village also attended. Trooper Anson died earlier this year from an illness contracted while serving in 2001 at the World Trade Center.
Lifesaver in Training?
Colonie Paramedic David Plouff shows five-year old Zakyi Burks the ins and outs of an ambulance at the Town's Harvest Fest, a community-wide celebration chock full of activities designed to appeal to all ages. The Town's CPR Department also conducted free "CPR Anytime" classes as part of its long-term effort to teach this easy-to-learn lifesaving technique to as many people as possible.
New Colonie Police Department promotions and assignments were announced at the August 30 Town Board Meeting. Pictured, first row from left, are Public Safety Dispatcher Neil Blanchard, K-9 Handler Michael Clough with K-9 Eddie, Lt. Henry Rosenzweig (newly assigned to the Administration Division), Investigator Michael Warner, Lt. Robert Barrett, Supervisor Paula Mahan, Chief Jonathan Teale, Investigator Matthew Garrigan, Sgt. Guy Jubert (newly assigned to the Investigations Unit), Administrative Officer John Rockwell, Lt. Robert Donnelly (newly assigned to the Traffic Safety Unit), Sgt. Raymond Milham, and K-9 Handler Jason Orkwis, with K-9 Lock. From left, second row, are Town Board members Paul Rosano, Jennifer Whalen, Melissa Von Dollen, Linda Murphy, and Christopher Carey. Not pictured are Anthony Sidoti, named School Resource Officer, and Sgt. Daniel Belles, newly assigned to the Administrative Division.
It's In the Bag
Kids line up for a bag race at the Colonie Police Department's Community Night Out held on June 22 at Kiwanis Park. The evening of games, prizes, food, and fun was well attended. It was the second Community Night this season, the first held on June 6 at West Albany Park.
Meet Town Supervisor Paula Mahan
Paula Mahan is currently serving her sixth term in the office. She is a longtime Colonie resident, a leader and a mother. Over the past ten years, she has dedicated her life to standing up for Colonie residents while restoring high ethical standards, fiscal responsibility and efficient government practices. Learn More | Supervisor's Message | Contact the Town Supervisor
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued a Notice of Completion of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Area 7 Development for the Town of Colonie Landfill.
Click here to view the Notice.
Public Hearing on Draft Comprehensive Plan Will Continue at May 9th Town Board Meeting
The public hearing on the revised draft of the Town of Colonie’s 2019 Comprehensive Plan Update will be continued on Thursday, May 9th at the Town Board meeting, which begins at 7 pm.
To download the revised draft, which is the draft presented at the April 4th Town board meeting, click here.
Comprehensive Plan Draft Update as of June 14th, 2019
Please click here for the final Comprehensive Plan Draft Update. For the Final Appendix (A, B, C and D) click here.
Latham Water District Yearly Water Flushing
The Latham Water District will begin its yearly flushing of the water system on Sunday, March 24th, 2019. Flushing will begin at 9:00 pm and continue until 7:00 am Sunday nights through Wednesday nights. Flushing during the night hours will continue until May 23rd, 2019.
Latham Water District to start water main work on VFW Drive and New Karner Road
The Latham Water District has awarded a contract to New Castle Paving, LLC. for the construction of two new water mains to be utilized as emergency interconnects with the City of Albany’s water distribution system.
One of the interconnections will be 3,200 feet of 16-inch ductile iron water main and its associated metering and pumping vault constructed along VFW Drive and New Karner Road.
Construction is expected to begin on Monday April 8th, 2019 and be completed by the end of July 2019.
Latham Water District to start water main work on NYS Route 9
The Latham Water District has awarded a contract to ANJO Construction for the installation of 3,800 feet of 12-inch high-density polyethylene (HDPE) water main along NYS Route 9 (Loudon Road) from 640 Loudon Road to the intersection of Maxwell Road.
This construction is expected to begin on Monday April 15th, 2019 and be completed by the end of July 2019.
DRAFT 2019 Joint Stormwater Program Annual Report released for Public Comment
Public comments regarding the 2019 DRAFT Joint Annual Report are due by May 17, 2019. Comments can be submitted using the Coalition website, by email, phone call, and by contacting local municipal stormwater staff (see Member pages). Click here to submit a public comment online. The DRAFT Joint Annual Stormwater Report for Town of Colonie can be viewed here. Visit the Stormwater Coalition of Albany County website for more information.
Hometown Hero Madison VanDenburg's Celebration Sponsor Thank You
The Town of Colonie and The North Colonie Central School District would like to thank the sponsors and volunteers for the community wide parade events for Madison Vandeburg!