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Resident Update on Loeffel Toxic Waste Site Concerns October 1, 2014

The EPA has contacted the Town regarding testing at the Loeffel site and has provided some background information about the inaccurate testing.

EPA provided the following information:

"The labs currently conducting these tests are Pace Analytical , St. Peter's Hospital Environmental Laboratory (BOD 5), and ALS Group (1,4-dioxane). Please note that none of the samples collected at the water treatment plant to date are the subject of the Department of Health (DOH) settlement with Pace Analytical. The DOH settlement referred to testing methodology employed between 2006 and August 29, 2013. The treatment plant began collecting discharge samples in January 2014. It is important to note also that the analysis of volatile organic compounds and 1,4-dioxane was not the subject of the settlement. Pace continues to be certified under the NYSDOH Environmental Laboratory Approval program."

They additionally stated in a community update:

"The EPA has completed its review of samples taken from the thirty-ninth tank of treated water ("Tank 39") from the Dewey Loeffel Landfill Superfund site located in the town of Nassau. The treatment plant was designed to treat the contaminated ground water and liquid that seeps out from the landfill, called leachate. The data show no detectable levels of most compounds tested for. All compounds were well below the limits set by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for discharging into the Valatie Kill. Based on this data, the EPA is approving the discharge of Tank 39 for Wednesday, October 1, 2014."

 

For more information about the site, and to view the Tank 39 sampling results, visit http://www.epa.gov/r02earth/superfund/npl/dewey/.

 

For related information and documents, click on the Dewey Loeffel Landfill Cleanup link in the menu on the left side of this page.

 
David F. Fleming, Jr., Supervisor
Town of Nassau
29 Church Street, P.O. Box 587
Nassau, New York  12123
518.766.3559 ext. 2
www.townofnassau.org

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Special Town Board Meeting on Thursday, October 2, 2014

Please take notice that the Town Board of the Town of Nassau will hold a special meeting on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at 5:30 PM, at the Nassau Town Hall, 29 Church Street, Nassau, New York. The purpose of the special meeting is for the presentation of the 2015 tentative budget as well as any other business that may come before the Board.


Dated: September 30, 2014

David F. Fleming, Jr., Supervisor
Town of Nassau
29 Church Street, P.O. Box 587
Nassau, New York  12123
518.766.3559 ext. 2
www.townofnassau.org


 

Confirmed BGA Nassau Lake/Valatie Kill

DEC has advised that another BGA bloom exists on Nassau Lake, as per sampling conducted by regional DEC staff on Monday.


The lab results from the samples collected on the west shore, south shore, and inlet on Monday confirmed the presence of a blue green algae bloom on both Nassau Lake and the inlet area around Morey Park. The differences in the actual blue green (BG) chlorophyll numbers are probably not important- all are above the DEC bloom criteria of 30 ug/l. The toxin results will be delayed, but the messaging should be the same regardless of whether toxin levels are high or low:

 

1.       Lake residents and pets should avoid exposure to any surface scums or discolored water

2.       Anyone exhibiting symptoms consistent with BGA exposure- nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, skin or throat irritation, allergic reactions or breathing difficulties- should seek medical assistance and report these symptoms to the Rensselaer County DOH


3.       For more information and other advice, please go to the DEC (http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/77118.html) and DOH (http://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/water/drinking/bluegreenalgae.htm) websites

Legal Notice: Hoags Corners Fire District No. 1

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Proposed Budget of the Hoags Corners Fire District No. 1 of the Town of Nassau, State of New York, will be presented to the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Hoags Corners Fire District No. 1, for its consideration. 

A PUBLIC HEARING will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Hoags Corners Fire House,7237 NY 66, East Nassau, New York 12062, in the Town of Nassau, State of New York on the 21st day of October, 2014

Pursuant to Town Law §105, the Board of Fire Commissioners must hold a public hearing on the budget, make the proposed budget available to the public prior to the public hearing, allow the public to comment on the budget at the public hearing. This public hearing must be held to allow maximum public participation in the hearing.

The purpose of the public hearing is to allow any person to be heard in favor of or against the proposed budget as it is submitted, or for or against any item or items contained in the proposed budget,and hearing all persons interested in the subject concerning same.  A copy of the proposed budget is available at the Office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Nassau at 29 Church St., Nassau, New York and the Office of the Fire District Secretary at 7237 NY 66, East Nassau, NY where it may be inspected by any interested person during office hours; which will be held October 16th from 4p-6pm. The proposed budget is also available on the District website, www.hoagscornersfd.org

 

Tracey Hempel

Secretary, Board of Fire Commissioners

Hoags Corners Fire District No. 1


Assessment Rolls Available

The 2013 Final Assessment Roll is available as a pdf document by clicking here.

 

The 2014 Tentative Assessment Roll is available as a pdf by clicking here.

 

Click on Assessment Information in the menu on the left for more information about the assessment rolls as well as a powerful search engine interface that allows searching the rolls on various parameters.


ROUSE Program available

Low-income Nassau seniors may be eligible for mini-home repairs through the ROUSE Program.  For program details and information, please contact the Town Clerk or Town Supervisor at 766-3559.


Need Help with Medicare Prescription Costs?

Help is available!  Check out the Senior Services Committee page for a document with more information.


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