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An Open Letter to the Property Owners of the Town of Westerlo:

The Westerlo Town Hall and Highway Garage have supported Town government and public works operations for approximately 55 years but are now deteriorated and unable to support town functions.  To address these conditions, capital improvements are planned including:

The total budget for the Town Hall and Highway Garage project including all cost is $2,750,000.

The annual debt payment is estimated at $202,349.81 for a 20 year bond. 

With 2044 taxable parcels in 2014, the estimated cost to the average taxpayer is $99.00 per year. 

A summary of project elements as well as site plans and building floor plans are available for public inspection at the Town Hall during regular Town Hall hours. 

The referendum vote regarding this project will be held on September 1, 2015 from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM at Town Hall, 933 County Route 401, Westerlo, New York.

Sincerely,
The Honorable Town Board and Highway Superintendent of the Town of Westerlo

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August 2015 Board Meetings

Town Board Meeting
Westerlo Town Hall
933 County Route 401
Westerlo, NY
Tue., Aug. 4, at 7:30 p.m.

**CANCELED** Town Board Workshop
Westerlo Town Hall
933 County Route 401
Westerlo, NY
Tue., Aug. 18, at 7:00 p.m.

Zoning Board of Appeals
Westerlo Town Hall
933 County Route 401
Westerlo, NY
Mon., Aug. 24, at 7:30 p.m.

Planning Board
Westerlo Town Hall
933 County Route 401
Westerlo, NY
Tue., Aug. 25, at 7:30 p.m

Special Town Election
Westerlo Town Hall
933 County Route 401
Westerlo, NY
Tue.. Sep. 1, (View Public Notice )
Polling Time: 6 AM through 9 PM

Town Board Meeting
Westerlo Town Hall
933 County Route 401
Westerlo, NY
Wed., Sep. 2, at 7:30 p.m.
(This is a change from the usual first Tuesday of the month due to the Special Town Election)

Public Notice

A balloon test will be conducted on August 24th from 7AM to 7PM at the site of an existing Verizon tower situated at 6419 Rt 32, Westerlo, N.Y. Albany County Sheriff's Dept. has submitted an application to extend the existing tower from 80' to 140'for the purpose of Public Safety Communications. The public hearing will take place on August 31st at the Town Hall at 7:30 PM for all that are interested.

Dated: 8/17/2015
Dorothy Verch
Town of Westerlo Planning Board Chairman

Public Notice

The Town of Westerlo Planning Board will be holding a Public Hearing for two applications on Monday August 31st at 7:30 PM at the Town Hall. First application is Installation of Public Safety Communications Facility within an existing telecommunications compound area. Installation of a 60' extension to the exisiting 80' monopole tower. Installation of a 12'x16' communications building within the existing compound. Location 6419 Rt 32, Westerlo, N.Y. The second application is for a Public Safety Communications facility co-location on an existing 150' monopole. Installation of a 12'x16' communications shelter within the existing equipment compound.

Dated: 8/17/2015
Dorothy Verch
Town of Westerlo Planning Board Chairman

Public Notice
Special Town Election

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to Section 12 and Section 92 of the Town Law, a Special Election of the qualified voters of the Town of Westerlo, Albany County, New York will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at the Westerlo Town Hall located at 933 County Route 401, Westerlo, New York from 6 AM through 9 PM

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The 2015 Final Assessment Roll
The 2015 Final Assessment Roll has been posted.

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July 2, 2015

2014 Annual Drinking
Water Quality Report

2014 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for the Town of Westerlo Water District No. 1 is posted on the Bulletin Board at Westerlo Town Hall, 933 County Route 401, Westerlo, NY for persons who wish to review.

ZRC Committee Findings

The Zoning Recommendation Committee (ZRC) was formed by the Town Board to address potential changes to the town's Zoning Law regarding impacts of high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) for Shale Gas Development (SGD).

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Shale Gas Development Impacts and Local Zoning Options April 4, 2015 Zoning Recommendation Committee – Summary Report

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Shale Gas Development Impacts and Local Zoning Options April 4, 2015 Zoning Recommendation Committee – Full Report

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Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan for the Town of Westerlo is posted on line.

This document constitutes the Town of Westerlo’s first ever written Comprehensive Plan for Sustainability and Growth.

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February 26, 2015

LOCAL LAW NO. 1 OF 2015
A local law to repeal Local Law No. 2 of 1989, “Flood Damage Prevention Local Law”, and enact a new Local Law for Flood Damage Prevention as authorized by the New York State Constitution, Article IX, Section 2, and Environmental Conservation Law, Article 36

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Update February 1, 2015

Zoning Recommendation Committee

Zoning Recommendation Committee

Meets weekly until further notice on Wednesdays @ 7:00 PM - Unless preceding a Holiday.

2014 Standard Workday Resolution
The 2014 Standard Workday and Reporting Resolution for Elected Officials has been posted.

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Posted November 4, 2014

Code of Ethics
A Resolution to replace the undated Code of Ethics, and establish standards of conduct for officers and employees of the Town of Westerlo.

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Posted September 5, 2013

Volunteer Drivers Needed
Volunteer drivers are needed to drive the Rensselaerville/Westerlo Senior Citizen bus. If interested, please contact the Rensselaerville Town Clerk, Victoria Kraker, at 797-3798 for further information

westerlo town sealNestled in the Helderberg Mountains in Albany County, the Town of Westerlo was organized in April of 1815 and now has a population of approximately 3600 people. Westerlo, New York recently celebrated 20 years of friendship with its sister city in Westerlo, Belgium.

The town has 56 miles of town roads, 63 miles of county roads and 22 miles of state roads.

The Town of Westerlo is 23 miles south/southwest of Albany and just 30 minutes from the Catskill Mountains.

Nearest towns: