Spring is in the air and the Town of Ballston has caught the “spring cleaning” bug. The Town is currently in the process of sweeping streets so you may see our vehicles out and about. Dates have been set for the annual Town Wide Clean Up (May 4) and Household Bulk Pickup (June 9).
As the season changes, I’d like to take this time to thank our Highway Department and Superintendent Joseph Whalen for a job well done this winter. We had our fair share of ice and snow to contend with over the past several months and they kept us up and running so, on behalf of all Town residents, thank you again.
Our work continues on our zoning changes as we take into account all comments made during the extended public commenting period. We want to make the right decisions and a large part of that is listening to the needs of our residents. A summary of the proposed zoning and subdivision changes, as they stand now, is available on the home page of the Town’s website: www.townofballstonny.org.
Finally, the work at Fireman’s Grove continues to move ahead. Kubricky Construction will begin excavation work this Thursday for the pavilion concrete floor. They hope to have it completed by the end of next week.
The NYSDEC’s annual Burn Ban is now in effect and will remain so through May 4. Open fires are any outdoor fire in which smoke is emitted directly into the air, including burning in barrels.
Please visit the Department’s website for additional information: www.dec.ny.gov
Residents are asked to place bulk items at the curb or along the edge of their property by 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 9. Collection will begin the following day. It may take up to ten days to collect from every street. There is no daily schedule by street so we ask for your patience during the collection process. Return
trips will not be made to residents who place their bulk items out late so we ask that you please be mindful of the above date. Maximum pile size per household must not exceed 4ft x 8ft x 4ft.
This is for household clean out only, and does not apply to home improvement projects.
The Town is encouraging the increased enforcement of the 45 Mile Per Hour speed limit on Outlet Road after an investigation by the NYS Dept. of Transportation found that more than half of drivers are exceeding the posted speed limit. The Department has notified State Police and the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office of the findings.
This is a reminder to dog owners to register their pets with the Town. Licensing and renewals are handled through the Town Clerk’s Office. All dogs must by licensed by the age of four months and will receive identification tags. Fees for licensing are $10 for spayed and neutered dogs, $17 for unspayed and neutered dogs. No fees are charged for the licensing of service dogs. Please remember it is unlawful for any owner to allow their dog to be off of their property while unleashed.
Please reach out to our Dog Control Officer Tom Shambo at 518-885-8706 or Town Clerk Carol Gumienny at 518-490-2750 with any questions or concerns.
We are putting out the call for volunteers for the Jenkins Park Spring Clean Up. This is taking place Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those interested are asked to contact Chairperson Lynnette Ziskin at 384-7272 for more information. Thank you in advance for helping to keep our town beautiful.
Join community members on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for an Easter Egg Hunt at Anchor Diamond Park. Find some eggs, find some caches, and find some friends as you look for eggs spread throughout the preserve. Eggs will be marked with GPS coordinates for attendees to find and return for a grab bag. The event is free and open to the public, but a GPS is required to locate the eggs.
This May, Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home will be celebrating 70 years of serving the community. To mark this special occasion, the home will be hosting an open house and celebration with cake and champagne. The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. All community members are invited to attend.