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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

FIRE CONTRACT WITH THE VILLAGE OF MILLBROOK

PLEASE BE ADVISED that the Town Board of the Town of Washington will be holding a Public Hearing on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at the Town Hall, Reservoir Drive, Millbrook.  The Public Hearing will begin on or about 7:00 PM.  Pursuant to Section 184 of Town Law, the Town of Washington will contract with the Village of Millbrook to provide for fire protection and rescue squad services for the Town of Washington.  The Town will pay the Village the sum of $425,580.00 for these services.  Any and all comments will be heard.

By the Order of the Town Board

Dated:  Nov. 29, 2017

Mary Alex, Town Clerk

2018 Millbrook Fire Contract

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

FIRE CONTRACT WITH THE EAST CLINTON FIRE DISTRICT

PLEASE BE ADVISED that the Town Board of the Town of Washington will be holding a Public Hearing on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at the Town Hall, Reservoir Drive, Millbrook.  The Public Hearing will begin on or about 7:00 PM.  Pursuant to Section 184 of Town Law, the Town of Washington will contract with the East Clinton Fire District to provide for fire protection and rescue squad services for a specific portion of the Town of Washington.  The Town will pay the East Clinton Fire District the sum of $2,500.00 for these services.  Any and all comments will be heard.

By the Order of the Town Board

Dated:  Nov. 29, 2017

Mary Alex, Town Clerk

2018 East Clinton Fire Contract

Leaf Pick-Up
ENDS THIS FRIDAY DECEMBER 1st

Please be advised that this is the last week the Village of Millbrook will be collecting leaves. Leaf pick-up will end on FridayDecember 1st. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to the dates. Starting December 2nd you must make other arrangements for leaf pickup. 

LEAVES ONLY – NO BRUSH OR GRASS.
Brush and grass can damage our equipment and clog our storm drains.


If you have any questions please contact the
Highway Department at 845-677-3022.

Thank you for your cooperation,
The Village of Millbrook Highway Department

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The Millbrook Chanukah Committee invites the Community to the Lighting of the Millbrook Menorah on the Lawn of the Thorne Building.  The lighting will take place on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 4:00 PM.  After the Lighting of the Menorah Hot Latkes, Hot Apple Cider, Coffee Baked Goods and Singing will take place at Babette’s Kitchen, 3293 Franklin Ave.  For more information call 677-0190.

utchess County to Participate in Statewide

STOP-DWI Halloween Crackdown Enforcement Effort

Impaired driving crackdown runs Oct. 27st through Nov. 1st

Poughkeepsie… Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro announced today Dutchess County police agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crack down on impaired driving. The statewide STOP-DWI crackdown efforts for the Halloween weekend start on Friday, October 27th and will end on Wednesday, November 1st.

Dutchess County STOP-DWINew York State Police, the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office and municipal law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force. While many will spend time trick-or-treating and hosting parties with friends and loved ones, law enforcement officers across New York State will take to the roads in an effort to stop impaired driving, prevent injuries and save lives.

County Executive Molinaro said, “If you plan on celebrating Halloween, please do so responsibly and plan for a safe ride home. The consequences of drinking and driving are too high, and the safety of our children who are trick-or-treating and your fellow motorists is our paramount concern. Impaired driving is wholly preventable and not worth the risk.”

Research shows high-visibility enforcement can reduce impaired driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent. Sobriety checkpoints play a key part in raising awareness about the problem.

The STOP-DWI Halloween weekend crackdown is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by the New York State STOP-DWI Association, with additional funding from the STOP-DWI Foundation from a grant through the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. Throughout the remainder of the year the statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign will also target Thanksgiving and the national holiday season in December.

Dutchess County STOP-DWI Coordinator William C. Johnson said, “The crackdown grant project allows us to coordinate multi-agency sobriety checkpoints and an enhanced number of targeted saturation patrols throughout the County. The focus of the high visibility campaign is to simply send a clear message to drivers that impaired driving is taken seriously, and highway safety remains a priority of law enforcement.”

While STOP-DWI efforts across New York have led to significant reductions in the numbers of alcohol and drug related fatalities, still too many lives are being lost because of crashes caused by drunk or impaired drivers. If residents do witness an impaired driver on the roads, they’re asked to dial 911 to notify authorities.

February 26, 2016

Director of Recreation

The Town of Washington, a community of 4500 residents located in Dutchess County, New York is seeking a Director of Recreation.  The Director oversees all Town Recreation activities and programs and manages the Town Park and Pool.  

Summary Description

The ideal candidate will have significant experience in managing and coordinating recreational programs for all age groups; strong interpersonal and organizational skills; and a demonstrated ability to maintain quality programs within budgetary constraints.  Responsibilities include performing a variety of professional, administrative, and programmatic tasks on a daily basis.  Position also requires planning, coordinating and oversight with Assistant Recreation Director, Town of Washington Park staff, Recreation employees, as well as Town Recreation Commission for special events, projects, programs, and operation and maintenance of Town Park and Pool.  The Recreation Director also serves as liaison to Town of Washington Town Board as well as outside agencies as needed, e.g., Dutchess County Department of Health.  The Recreation Director position is an active working position with significant public interaction and requires the ability to relate well with children and adults.

Representative Duties

  • Oversees and coordinates the administration of the Town of Washington’s recreation programs, special events, park/pool, and Recreation website; coordinates the required resources to successfully manage all recreation programs and events.
  • Ensures all personnel are adequately trained and programs/venues meet safety requirements.
  • Assists the Town Board in the identification and administration of the Recreation Department budget and capital improvements/projects.
  • Continually develops goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures; makes recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards, policies, programs and events.  Monitors Recreation personnel to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures.  Reviews performance of staff.
  • Creatively develops new programs and events.
  • Maintains complete records and prepares reports in timely manner including but not limited to new and ongoing programs and activities as well as program effectiveness.
  • Prepares monthly written report to Recreation Commission, which includes program/activity date, number of participants, revenue and expenses.
  • Serves as liaison/provides support to Town Board, other community organizations, the general public and outside agencies including but not limited to the Department of Health.

Qualifications

The following generally describes the knowledge, skills and abilities to begin the job and/or to be learned within a brief period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations, including safety requirements and procedures and ensure compliance of same.
  • Modern principles and practices of recreation programming, including age appropriate and physically challenged appropriate activities.
  • Maintenance, construction, and repair methods used at park and recreational facilities.
  • Effective supervisory and management practices.
  • Budget, accounting, and purchasing methods.
  • Appropriate methods of record keeping and inventory control of equipment, etc.
  • Training and employee development opportunities.  

Skills:

  • Strong computer skills, including use of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Google Docs and website maintenance.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Maintenance of accurate financial records and program/event statistics.
  • Preparation of clear and concise reports, including accident, injury and disciplinary actions to appropriate personnel/agencies.
  • Preparation and administration of applicable budgets and cost projections.
  • Clear, consistent, and appropriate responses to inquiries from the public, Town or other agencies.
  • An awareness of and appreciation for community recreational needs/performs community needs assessment.

Abilities:

  • Ensures compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations, including safety requirements and procedures.
  • Develops and maintains high quality programs and events within budget limitations.
  • Analyzes problems, evaluates alternatives, and makes sound decisions and recommendations.
  • Establishes and maintains rapport with participants, parents, school staff, town and village officials, and other community partners; provides information to the public; implements program surveys and collects patron feedback; responds to customer inquiries and/or complaints.
  • Effectively supervises recreation personnel (Assistant Director, volunteer coaches, lifeguards, referees) including selecting, training and prioritizing/assigning work.
  • Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.  Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time, bend, stretch, reach and carry heavy recreation equipment.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including nights, weekends and summer holidays.

Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree from accredited program in parks and recreation or a related field preferred and two years of professional work in recreation, sports or parks related industry.
  2. Associate’s degree from accredited program in parks and recreation or a related field preferred and four years of professional work in recreation, sports or parks related industry.

Combination of education and years of experience will be considered.  Salary commensurate with experience.

A current Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certification is preferred.

Candidates must have a valid New York State Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one by the start date for the position.  The successful candidate must pass a New York State background check.

Applications due by March 18.

Send the following information via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or send your application packet to:

Mary Alex

Town of Washington Town Clerk

P O Box 667

Millbrook, NY  12545

Introductory Letter including your salary requirement

Resume

Employment Application- Download here:  Employment Application

Names and contact information for three references.

October 24, 2017 - The Town of Washington is seeking to fill the following two positions:

Building Inspector II  Part Time 15 hours per week

Zoning Administrator Part Time 10 hours per week

Employment-Application

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume, by November 6, 2017 to:

Supervisor Gary Ciferri

P O Box 667

Millbrook, NY  12545

or via email, with the position name in the Subject line to:

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

TOWN OF WASHINGTON

November 9, 2017

TAKE NOTICE, that the Town Board of the Town of Washington will be holding a Public Hearing on the Proposed 2018 budget.  The meeting will take place on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at the Town of Washington Town Hall, 10 Reservoir Dr., Millbrook, NY  12545, beginning at 7:00 pm.

TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the following salaries are proposed for elected officials:  Supervisor $17,484.25 Highway Superintendent $58,800.00., Town Clerk $60,076.00., Justices (2) $15,478.84, Deputy Supervisor $5,464.15, Councilmen (3) $4,371.32; and

TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that copies of the proposed budget are available for examination at the Town Clerk’s office during normal business hours and that all persons interested shall have an opportunity to be heard.

By the Order of the Town Board

Dated:  October 19, 2017

Mary Alex, Town Clerk

October 19, 2017 - Millbrook Library Director has prepared the July – September quarterly report.

July through September 2017

TOWN OF WASHINGTON

Public Hearing

November 9, 2017

TAKE NOTICE, that the Town Board of the Town of Washington will hold a public hearing at the Town of Washington Town Hall, Reservoir Drive, Millbrook, New York on November 9, 2017, at 7:00 pm, Prevailing Time, or as soon thereafter as the matter may come to be heard, to determine should the Town Board allow persons with Disabilities and Low Incomes to deduct unreimbursed medical expenses and prescriptions from their income.

TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that all persons interested and citizens shall have an opportunity to be heard on said proposal at the time and place aforesaid.

DATED:  Millbrook, New York

October 12, 2017

Mary Alex, Town Clerk

Dutchess County Emergency Response to Facilitate Citizen Preparedness Training in Stanford

October 18, 2017

Poughkeepsie, NY…With the recent natural disasters in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and elsewhere, now, more than ever, it is important to prepare yourself and your loved ones in the event of an emergency. The Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response will host its next Citizen Preparedness Training Program session on Thursday, October 26th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Stanford Town Hall, located at 26 Town Hall Road in the Town of Stanford. The two-hour training session is designed to provide participants with the tools and resources to better prepare for any type of disaster. Participants will learn how to respond accordingly in a disaster and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. The training program is being provided by the Dutchess County Departments of Emergency Response and Behavioral and Community Health. The event is open to the public and free to attend. Doors to the event will open at 6:30 p.m. Each family will receive a free Citizen Preparedness Starter Kit.

This training session is part of the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response’s citizen preparedness training initiative which is being offered regionally throughout Dutchess County in 2017. Dutchess County’s Medical Reserve Corps and the Dutchess County Animal Response Team will be present as part of the training