New Leadership for a New Direction
What We Have Done for
Developed and Implemented an Economic Development Plan for Glenville that is growing our tax base.
New Businesses in Glenville
Developed R.E.D.I Fund
Implemented New Sign Grant Program
1st “Town Marketing Plan” designed to grow businesses
1st ever “Development Showcase” marketed 30+ available properties to Developers interested in Glenville
Created Local Development Corporation
Kept $580,000 of available funding to small businesses in Glenville
Will help incentive small businesses to stay in Glenville and create jobs
Oktoberfest - Created 1st Successful Community event for residents and businesses
Veterans Initiative- Developed program to educate/train veterans on how to get back into the workforce
Parks- Maalwyck Park Development Plan in process
Indian Meadows Park Improvement
New Girls softball field
New 5 k Trail
Additional Baseball parking
Preserved Bulk item pick up
Improved leaf pick up program by using town property for composting.
Upgraded town technology services saving costs in tax receivers office.
Fixed longstanding Road Flooding in front of Target property
Continued sidewalk development in Town Center
Streamlined “project review process” for business interested in Glenville
Revised dated Sign Ordinance to 21st century specs
Budget and Finance
Stayed under the 2% mandated State Tax Cap two years running.
Secured bond rating upgrade for the Town
Decreased use of Fund Balance from $1.3 million in 2010 to $650 budgeted in 2013.
Scotia/Glenville is a beautiful town with a lot to offer our residents...These pictures are a representation of growth and of stagnation.
If you would like to see more positive growth in Scotia/Glenville... then we urge you to get involved. Follow the instructions on the right to join. Let your voice be heard.
Ninety properties will be on the block this month as part of Schenectady County's 2014 foreclosed property auction, beginning with 9:30 a.m. registration on Saturday, Oct. 25. The listing includes a light industrial site in Scotia; rural farmland and residential lots in several locations; the former Pickney's Grove, the former Woodlin Club & Banquet Facility and a storage center, all in Glenville; several single and multi-family homes, and the former Dusty Boots riding club in Rotterdam. The properties were acquired through tax foreclosure or other forfeitures.
Town police responded to a fully involved fire at the cafe around 1:45 a.m. Firefighters with the East Glenville and Alplaus fire departments extinguished the flames, but not before the restaurant sustained major damage, police said. There were no injuries.
While traveling down Erie Boulevard the other day, I noticed the hulking, seven-story building Schenectady County bought from Trustco has that empty, abandoned look. County administrators and their legislative bosses wanted the building supposedly to solve the lack of court room and judges' chambers space at the County Judicial Building.
Dimension Fabricators' new rebar coating line is raising its energy bill. Investing in energy-efficient compressors and HVAC systems will help balance the cost.
The Johnstown Lady Bills dominated play as they swept past Amsterdam 3-0 in Foothills Council volleyball action Thursday afternoon at Johnstown High School. Annie Stock led the Lady Bills with 16 kills, 13 points, eight aces and five digs, while Morgan Catania had 14 assists and a dig.
Focus on Glenville was started by Sid Ramotar, Alan Boulant, Chris Koetzle and Tom Coppola in an effort to involve the community of Scotia/Glenville in a pro-active future.
With experience in Economic Development and an eye toward a better quality of life we look forward to your input. Please feel free to join, its free, informative and easy.
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Started by Sid Ramotar Feb 10, 2013.
I'm hoping that the Friendly's corp dosen't get crazy dollar signs in their eyes on what the value of their property is worth, The amount of interest in that property is overwhelming and if everything goes well, it could be a new home to a much needed restaurant. The activity and interest in Glenville has never been better.
Posted by Alan J Boulant on February 13, 2012 at 3:35pm
Attention all members, the site had a little break, but is ready to continue to discuss things that are important to you. Please download any pics that you want to share that is related to Scotia/Glenville. ie-family/sports/nature etc.
Posted by Sid Ramotar on June 6, 2010 at 10:42am
Posted by Alan J Boulant on November 17, 2009 at 4:56pm
Posted by Sid Ramotar on November 14, 2009 at 10:22am