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Part-time Court Clerk Position

Immediate Opening

 The Town of Washington seeks a detail oriented, self-starter to serve as Justice Court Clerk.  Hours:  Monday – Friday from 9 am – 12 noon and Tuesday evenings from 4:45 pm – 7:00 pm.

Strong math and computer skills including data entry and Microsoft Word.  Ability to multi-task and work independently.  Responsibilities include processing tickets, answering phone calls and disseminate information to a variety of agencies.

Please send a resume and cover letter to:

Mary Alex

Town of Washington Town Clerk

P O Box 667

Millbrook, NY  12545

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The Town offers:

  • Hourly pay of $17.00 per hour
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Paid holidays
  • New York State Retirement

On behalf of the Town officials and employees, we wish you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We wish you all a bountiful season as you celebrate with family and friends.  Please be safe and make healthy choices.

The Transfer Station will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and open on Saturday, November 26th.

The Town Hall will be close at 12:30 on November 23rd and will reopen on Monday, November 28th.

The Town Board of the Town of Washington adopted the 2017 Budget with the tax rates as follows:

                                       2017              2016              2015
TOWN                         $1.25             $2.07              $1.497
VILLAGE                    $.49               $.8496             $.497
LIBRARY                    $.131              $.16                $.085
FIRE                          $.360               $.38                $.357

The Town Board of the Town of Washington will be holding a special meeting, today, November 18, 2016, at 1;30 PM, at the Town of Washington Town Hall.  The purpose of the meeting is to adopt the 2017 Final Budget.  The Town Board held a public hearing on the budget on Thursday, November 10th.  Per New York State law, the budget must be adopted by November 20, 2016.Several corrections were made to the budget, as follows:

The changes to expenses are:
  • Salary for Assessor Kathy Myers: $18,720.00
  • Salary reduction for Joseph Spagnola to his current salary of $55,000, as per his request.
  • Correction to Michael Llanes salary increase to $24.50 per hour
  • Correction to Deputy Highway Superintendent salary increase to $20.00 per hour
Changes to revenues are: 
  • Increase CHIPS funds from $50,000.00 to $75,000.00
Change to Fund Balance amounts:  
  • Decrease the Fund Balance from General Fund A from $150,000.00 down to $120,000.00
  • Decrease the Highway Department Fund Balance amount to be used from $50,000 to $30,000.00.
The proposed tax rates are as follows:
                                   2017                   2016              2015
TOWN                         $1.25             $2.07              $1.497
VILLAGE                    $.49               $.8496             $.497
LIBRARY                    $.131              $.16                $.085
FIRE                          $.360               $.38                $.357
By the Order of the Town Board
Dated:  11/18/2016
Mary Alex, Town Clerk

Supervisor Gary Ciferri:

  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Correspondence
  • Open Public Hearing for Proposed 2017 Budget
  • Public Comment
  • Schedule Public Hearing: December 8, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
  1. Fire Contract with Village of Millbrook $425,580.00
  2. East Clinton Fire District $1,200.00 for 5 years
  • George Cronk – The Chazen Companies
  1. Oak Summit Road, Culvert Project – Select Plan of Action

Highway Superintendent Joseph Spagnola

  • Monthly Report
  • CHIPS Reimbursement submitted

Bookkeeper to Supervisor Dana Sukow:

  • Revenue and Expense Reports
  • Monthly Mortgage Tax Report
  • Monthly highlights

Town Clerk Mary Alex

  • October 13 Minutes provided to Board and posted on Town website
  • Monthly department reports received
  • Rescind Bid awarded in error to Package Pavement for Bituminous Mix Cold
  • Award Bid to Peckham Materials for:
  • Bituminous Mix Hot                              $60.00 per ton
  1. Bituminous Mix Cold                            $85.00 per ton
  2. Sand Mix Hot ¼” Topping sealer       $73.00 per ton
  • Proposals for Fence and Electric at Town Park
  • Ambit Energy renewal. Does the Board wish to renew?

Supervisor Ciferri:

  • Public Comments
  • Executive Session – Particular personnel matters
  • Resume Regular Meeting
  • Close Public Hearing & Motion to adopt budget
  • Review Claims

Tonight, November 10th, at 7:00 PM, the Town Board will be holding a budget hearing on the 2017 proposed budget.

The budget is available for review Proposed Budget for 2017

Supporting Documentation for Budget


Millbrook, NY 12545


November 2, 2016

Old Business

  • Approve minutes of October 5, 2016
  • Tuxis Corporation modified proposal/ wetlands impact
  • Van Beuren mitigation/restoration status- no update
  • Millprop III LLC

New Business

  • Clark-Arcadia Lot Line Change- 285 Shunpike Road and 221-231 Shunpike Road. Does not appear to impact wetlands.
  • Hammond Property, Mabbettsville. Inquiry regarding potential use
  • Village of Millbrook- Well Drilling Projects, Waterways, etc. – Mike Herzog


Next CAC Meeting.  December 7, 2016


November 1, 2016

Clark-Arcadia Fields Lot Line Change– 285 Shunpike Road and 221-231 Shunpike Road.  Public Hearing.  The application request is for the transfer

of approximately fifteen acres of land from Michelle Clarke to Arcadia Fields,

LLC. The property is zoned RL 5.  (Kirk Horton, L. S.)

Kaye-St. Peters Church Lot Line Change– 692 Deep Hollow Road.  Public

Hearing.  The application request is to convey 3.31 acres from lands of Stephen

Kaye from their existing 15.84 acres parcel to St. Peters Church.  The property

is zoned RR 10. (Brian Houston, L.S.)

Barry Cord, 1203 Shunpike Road- Pre Application Discussion for subdivision of

a 29.34 acre parcel into two lots to create a farm distillery. The property is zoned RL 5.

Tuxis Corporation Special Permit– 3814 Route 44, Mabbettsville.  Old Business.

Tuxis proposes to expand the existing storage facility containing 142 units.  The

lot containing the deli bar is a separate, adjoining lot from the lot containing the

storage units.  Tuxis proposes to remove the existing deli bar and accompanying

septic.  The lots will be merged as part of this land use application.  The property

is zoned HM. (Attorney John Mackey, Mackey, Butts & Wise, LLP)

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office would like to urge parents and caregivers who have children going out to “Trick-or-Treat” to be sure that their children follow a few simple safety measures to help them be safe this upcoming Halloween.

Although Halloween is meant to be a time of fun, it also places children in potentially dangerous traffic situations since they are out on the streets after dark while at the same time there is an increase in traffic. In order to be safer while walking on the roadways and in general, the Sheriff’s Office urges parents and children to please follow these tips:

  • Be bright at night—use reflective tape on costumes and treat bags, wear light colors, and carry flashlights.
  • Don’t wear a costume that obstructs vision, and wear lighter colored costumes.
  • Always look both ways and listen for traffic before crossing roadways.
  • Cross at corners, not between parked cars or mid-block.
  • Always walk on the sidewalks if there are any, but if there are no sidewalks then walk facing traffic on the left side of the road.
  • Younger children should always be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Plan your route and don’t approach dark or unlit houses.
  • Parents should always look through their child’s candy before allowing the child to eat it.
  • Never go into a stranger’s house or car.

Adults that may be out attending parties this Halloween are reminded to drive safely and watch for kids on the roadways, and to always have a designated driver if they consume alcoholic beverages.



November 10, 2016

TAKE NOTICE, that the Town Board of the Town of Washington will be holding a Public Hearing on the Proposed 2017 Town budget.  The meeting will take place on Thursday, November 10,2016 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 $16,975., Highway Superintendent $56,650., Town Clerk $58,000., Justices (2) $15,028., Deputy Supervisor $5,305., Councilmen (3) $4,244.; 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 25, 2016

Mary Alex, Town Clerk

Meeting Notice

BE ADVISED that the Town of Washington Town Board has scheduled a Budget Workshop meeting on Monday, October 21, 2016, beginning at 7:00 PM, at the Town of Washington Town Hall, 10 Reservoir Dr., Millbrook.  The purpose of the meeting is to review the proposed 2017 Highway Fund Budget, as well as any other business that may come before the Board.

If required, an additional meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, for continued budget review.

By the Order of the Town Board

Dated: October 18, 2016

Mary Alex, Town Clerk