Thursday, April 16, 2009

Neighborhood Notes

A few tidbits from the North End Neighborhood Association meeting tonight:
  • Everybody loves the city's new street sweeper and wood chipper
  • Firehouse construction should start back up again next week
  • Progress on the county jail expansion is good and on time
  • Rensselaer County is submitting projects for stimulus funding
  • Much info on the county web site: services, events, energy tips
  • Electronics Recycling is April 25, call DPW (462-9617) for coupons
  • The new court room at City Hall is nearly done - Open House soon
  • Friends of the Rensselaer Library will be having a book sale in May
  • Bids are due in May for renovating Dollar Store/future new library
  • Census workers have been walking the streets verifying addresses
  • The shopping dev't at Rts. 4 & 43 should break ground this spring
  • 12-year-olds arrested for throwing rocks through windows at homeowners - be aware
  • Lock your car, even in your driveway
  • The guest speaker at next month's meeting will be school superintendent Gordon Reynolds, just in time for the budget vote

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