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Dutchess County Emergency Response to Facilitate Citizen’s 
Preparedness Training in Stanford

Poughkeepsie, NY…The Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response has announced its next Citizen’s Preparedness Training Program session will be held on Wednesday, October 26th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the 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 Corps Response 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 2016. Dutchess County’s Medical Reserve Corps and the Dutchess County Animal Response Team will be present as part of the training.

To see the Citizen’s Preparedness Training flyer, click here: 

The Town Board is pleased to announce that their are four employment opportunities available to local residents due to retirement and a reallocation of a position.

Job Descriptions:  Deputy Town ClerkJustice Court ClerkAssessorHighway Laborer

Irene Wing, Deputy Town Clerk and Jim Tyger, Assessor, have both advised the Supervisor that they will be retiring at the end of 2016.  Mrs. Wing has been the Deputy Town Clerk for over 29 years  and has dedicated herself to ensuring that the Town residents are served with professionalism and respect.  During her tenure, she has enjoyed meeting new residents and welcoming them to the community.  Mrs. Wing has been instrumental in ensuring that the Town has moved forward with technology.
The future Deputy Clerk must be willing to serve the public on a variety of matters, have strong interpersonal skills, be competent on Microsoft Office and able quickly adapt to Municipal Software programs.  As Deputy Clerk, the candidate will be required to serve as Deputy Tax Collector and therefore must have strong math skills.  The right person will work Monday – Friday from 9 am – 3 pm and be able to attend Town Board meetings on the second Thursday of the month.  Town of Washington residency is required.
Mr. Tyger has been the Assessor for the Town for 10 years.  His analytical mind and knowledge of the community has served our residents well.  The Assessor is an appointed position and applicants must have strong computer skills, especially the ability to use Excel and all of its functions.  An appraiser’s background and familiarity with the Town’s diverse property will be extremely helpful.  This position is a part time position that requires the Assessor to serve twenty hours per week in the office.

Dana Sukow’s term as Justice Court Clerk is expiring and due to time constraints she has asked not to be reappointed.  Ms. Sukow has served Justice for eleven years.  The Justice Court Clerk is a part time position and requires the candidate to be available one night a week when court is in session.  Ideally, the right candidate will be proficient in all aspects of office administration, able to deal with many different people with respect and compassion, strong computer and phone skills and be willing to change priorities very quickly.  This position will begin on or about November 1st.

The Town Highway Department is considering the addition of a laborer’s position to replace a gentleman that retired earlier in the year.  The right candidate will be a hard working individual, skilled with using a variety of tools, be a team player and ready to move up through the ranks of the department. Having the ability to work in any type of weather and at every hour is a necessity.  A CDL license is preferred.

The Town of Washington Town Board has scheduled several workshop meetings to discuss the proposed 2017 Budget.  The dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday, October 11
  • Monday, October 17 (Recreation & Park and Pool)
  • Monday, October 24  (Highway Department)
  • Tuesday, November 1

All meetings will begin at 7 pm.

By the Order of the Town Board

Dated:  October 7, 2016

Mary Alex, Town Clerk

Congratulations!  You have purchased a new home in the Town of Washington, and it’s time to register for your STAR credit.

New STAR applicants receive a credit in the form of a check directly from New York State instead of receiving a school property tax exemption.  The amount of your STAR benefit is the same regardless of how you receive it.

New basic and Enhanced STAR applicants must register with the New York State Tax Department to receive a STAR check.

Register anytime at www.tax.ny.gov/star.  It should just take a few minutes.

Register by July 1 to receive your check in September.  If you register after July 1, you’ll receive your check at a later date.

Property owners without access to a computer can register by phone weekdays from 8;30 am to 4:30 pm by calling 518-457-2036.

Are you eligible for STAR?  

To receive the STAR credit, you must own your own home and it must be your primary residence.

Basic STAR:  The total income of the owners and the owners’ spouses who primarily reside at the property must not exceed $500,000.

Enhanced STAR:  The income limit for Enhanced STAR is annually adjusted for inflation.

-2016 income limit – $84,550

-2017 income limit – $86,000

All owners must be at least 65 years old (unless the owners are spouses or siblings, in which case at least one owner must be at least 65).

Millprop III LLC Upper Butterfly Pond Improvements – 480 Oak Summit Road.

Public Hearing.  The application request is for removal of sediment and invasive

aquatic weeds from a one half acre landscape pond (Upper Butterfly Pond).  The

property is zoned RR 10.  (Brad Roeller)

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

approximately fifteen acres of land from Michelle Clarke to Arcadia Fields LLC.

(Kirk Horton L.S.)

Kaye -St. Peters Church Lot Line Change – 692 Deep Hollow Road. New Business.  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.)

Patricia Donoffo – pre-application discussion for special permit to allow construction of a one bedroom apartment in the existing barn at 450 North Tower

Hill Road.  The property is zoned RR 10.

Josephine Sherratt- Pre-application discussion for special permit to operate
a children’s wholesale company business and design for the Dr. Hammnond
Building, Route 44, Mabbettsville.

A revision to the bid specification sheet for Oil, Diesel and Gasoline has been made.  Effective 9/30/2016

Click on the link for the proper specifications.


The Town of Washington Town Board will be holding a Special Meeting on Tuesday, September 27, 2016.  The meeting will be held at the Town of Washington Town Hall beginning at 7:00 PM.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss a personnel matter regarding a particular employee and any other business that may come before the Board.

By the Order of the Town Board

Dated:  9/26/2016

Mary Alex, Town Clerk

Verbank Road will be closed on September 27th from 8 am – 3 pm.  The Highway Department will be making improvements and replacing a large culvert spanning the road.

The closure will be located between 112 and 119 Verbank Rd.  Please plan alternate routes of travel during that time period.


PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE Town of Washington Town Board will be holding a special meeting at 7:00 PM, Monday, October 3, 2016, at the Town of Washington Town Hall.  The purpose of the meeting is for the Town Board to receive the proposed 2017 Budget, as well as any other business that might come before the Town Board.

By the Order of the Town Board

Dated:  September 21, 2016

Mary Alex, Town Clerk


Bid Specifications are available here:   highway-material-bid-specifications-2016




In accordance with the provisions of Section 103 of the General

Municipal Law, the Town Board of the Town of Washington, Mill

brook, New York hereby invites the submission of sealed bids for

materials for the Town of Washington Highway Department and

Village of Millbrook Street Department from November 1, 2016 to

October 31, 2017.

  1. Bank Run Gravel ‑ Washed Gravel ‑ Crushed Stone‑ Washed and

Dry Sand. F.O.B and delivered.

  1. Calcium Chloride ‑ Bulk ‑ Bagged and Liquid
  2. Liquid Bituminous ‑ Road Oils
  3. Bituminous Concrete ‑ Hot & Cold Mix
  4. Gas ‑ Unleaded
  5. Fuel Oil ‑ For truck and Heating use [ Truck fuel oil must

meet Federal regulations for on road vehicles]

Service availability and length of haul will be given consideration.

All bids must be on bid forms furnished by the Town of Washington Highway Superintendent.

Specifications may be obtained with bid forms from:

The Town of Washington Town Clerk, 10 Reservoir Drive,

  1. O. Box 667, Millbrook, New York 12545.

Or from the Town website:www.washingtonny.org

Bids must be in the hand of the Highway Superintendent or Town Clerk

on or before 12:00 noon, OCTOBER 11, 2016

Bids will be opened at l2:00 noon, OCTOBER 11, 2016 at the

Town Hall, 10 Reservoir Drive, Millbrook, New York 12545.

Bids will be awarded at the Regular Town Board meeting of OCTOBER

13, 2016.

The Town reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

Joseph Spagnola

Highway Superintendent

Town of Washington

Sept. 22, 2016