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Village of Kinderhook Bulletin


									           Village of Kinderhook Bulletin
                                          April 1, 2011

                                                    FROM YOUR VILLAGE
            VILLAGE OFFICIALS                       HALL………
       Carol Weaver          758-1751                          The Village would like to thank Fairpoint
                                                    Communications for their donation of time to
       Trustees                                     decorate our village for the holidays. Big thanks to
       Richard A. Phillips   758-9548               Willard Dreisbach for the donation of the beautiful
       Brian Murphy          758-9647               Christmas tree again this year. Many thanks to all
       Dale Leiser           758-6177               the village businesses for decorating their store
       Robert Puckett        758-1797               fronts this holiday season. We really appreciate
                                                    the generosity of everyone!!

       Village Clerk         758-9882 x 300                           WATER BILLS
       Supt., Public Works 758-9225
       Village Justice       758-8778 x 303         Water bills are mailed out to all Village residents
       Building Inspector/                          each year on April 1 and October 1. Water meters
         Zoning Officer      758-8778 x 302         are read during the months of March & September.
       Secretary, Planning                          Residents with outside meters should make sure
        & Zoning Boards      758-8778 x 305         there is clear access so it can be read. If you have
       Secretary, Historic                          an inside meter and the reader was unable to
        Preservation Com. 758-8778 x 305            obtain the reading, please call the Village Hall to
       Dog Control Officer 275-9953                 report your reading. REMINDER: Residents and
       Spraying Information 758-9294                real estate agencies should remember that a meter
       Fire House            758-9220               reading should be done prior to the sale of any
       New York State Police 758-7010               Village property. You need to contact the Village
                                                    Office at least three days prior to the closing, so
       FIRE**AMBULANCE**POLICE                      that arrangements can be made to read the meter
                       911                          before the closing date.

                                                                   FLUSHING HYDRANTS

Again this year, the waste disposal company will    The DPW will be flushing hydrants on May 9 and
pick up items at your home on Saturday, May 14,     May 10, 2011, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This
2011. See the attached sheet for the items that     will disturb sediment and cause water to be
are not accepted. Items to be picked up may be      discolored. This should clear up in a few hours.
placed out by the street where you put your
regular garbage and they will be removed.
                                                         APPLICATIONS FOR USE OF VILLAGE
                                                    Individuals or groups requesting use of Village
The Town of Kinderhook has reopened the lawn        property can pick up an application at the Village
and garden waste disposal site, Valley View Farm.   Hall. The completed application must be approved
The farm is located at 2560 Route 203, between      by the Village Board in advance. This includes
Merwin and McCagg Roads. Compostable waste          placement of temporary signs in the area of the
will be accepted every Saturday between 8:30 a.m.   Village Square. The Village Board meets on the
and 2:30 p.m. There is a permit fee of $10.00       second Wednesday evening of every month and
(which can be purchased at the site or the Town     applications are approved at this time. The Village
Hall).                                              Hall 2nd floor now has an elevator for wheelchair
                                                           renewal fees are not paid. Call the Building
                         STREET LIGHTS                     Department for clarification or additional

If you notice a street light out, please report it to        THINKING ABOUT A SWIMMING POOL THIS
the Village Hall so that National Grid can be                             SUMMER
notified. We will need the pole number, street
name, and house number.                                    “SWIMMING POOL” Any structure, basin, chamber
                                                           or tank, which is intended for swimming, diving,
                                                           recreational bathing or wading and which
                 SIDEWALK LINK PROJECT                     contains, is designed to contain, or is capable of
                                                           containing water more than 24 inches (610 mm)
                                                           deep at any point. This includes in-ground, above-
                                                           ground and on-ground pools; indoor pools; hot
The Villages of Kinderhook and Valatie are                 tubs; spas; and fixed-in-place wading pools.” NYS
collaborating on a project to construct a five foot        Building Code, Section 3109.3
wide sidewalk along the west side of Route 9
linking the sidewalks in the two villages. It will         If the pool you intend to install meets any of the
also include improvements to shoulders to better           above criteria, YOU NEED A BUILDING PERMIT!
accommodate bicycles. It is intended to be part of         If you have any additional questions, please
a Town of Kinderhook Trail system. The project is          contact Glenn Smith for further assistance.
scheduled for construction in 2012. The project is
funded with 80% federal funds, 15% state funds
and 5% local funds and is being designed by
Hudson Valley Engineering Associates of Beacon,                                   VILLAGE COURT
NY. Project manager is Jim Dunham.

                 HUDSON STREET/ALBANY AVE                  Village Court Days and Hours-The Village Court
                     RECONSTRUCTION                        typically holds session on the 1st and 3rd Monday of
                                                           every month at 7:00 p.m. The court can be
                                                           reached by calling 758-8778, ext. 303. The Justice
                                                           Court Clerk is available at the Village Hall on
The village is determining the economic feasibility        Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to
reconstruction work that is needed on Hudson               12:30 p.m.
Street and Albany Ave. The project is being
designed by Spectra Engineering, Architecture &
                                                                          PALMER ENGINE AND HOSE CO.
Surveying, Latham, NY

                    BUILDING DEPARTMENT                    Fire Company Seeks Volunteers- If you are at
                                                           least 18 years of age, a resident or work in the fire
                                                           district, and are interested in serving as a
                                                           volunteer, please contact Fire Chief Pete Hunter at
                                                           758-7050, Rich Phillips at 758-9548 or any
Building permits issued in the Village of                  member of the Palmer Engine and Hose Company.
Kinderhook are valid for 6 months from the date of         In addition, the Palmer Engine and Hose Company
issuance.                                                  Ladies Auxiliary is seeking members. Ladies
                                                           interested should contact Auxiliary President
1)   First renewal for an additional 6 mos. $25.00         Dottie Masten at 758-7164.
2)   Second renewal for an additional 6 mos. $50.00
3)   Third renewal for an additional 6 mos. $75.00
4)   Fourth renewal for additional 6 mos. $100.00
                                                                         VILLAGE BEAUTIFICATION
(If permits are not renewed as scheduled, the
progressive fee schedule applies at the time of a
request for Certificate of Occupancy or
Compliance) i.e., if permit lapses for 18 months Village   The Village plans to have hanging plants on utility
after the first 6 months, a fee of $25.00 + $50.00 +       poles in the Spring. We are looking for volunteers
$75.00 =$150.00 is levied. A Certificate of                to plant flowers in the square, please contact Brian
compliance or Occupancy will not be issued if              Murphy 758-9647.
                                                      Library Hours
                     KINDERHOOK MEMORIAL
                                                      Tuesday - Thursday 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
                                                      Friday             10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
                                                      Saturday           10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
                                                      Sunday             12:00 Noon-4:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.: Family          Phone: 758-6192
Film Festival: Foreign Correspondent (1940)           Website:
Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.: Friends
Membership Meeting
Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.: Friends
Author Talk: Lauren Belfer
Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.: Lecture
Series: 19th Century Circus                           The Recreation Commission has been busy
Friday, June 10, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.: Book Sale         sponsoring many activities for the village. These
preview for Friends of the Library only               activities include the Easter Egg Hunt, Community
Saturday, June 11, 2011 (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)       Night, Halloween festivities, and the always
& Sunday June 12, 2011 (11:00 a.m. – 2:00             popular Summer Program. If you are interested in
p.m.): The Friends of the Library Book Sale. The      becoming more involved in your community with
Friends will be accepting book donations at the       your time and ideas, please contact the Recreation
library beginning May 15. Please do not donate        Commission through the Village Hall.
books in poor condition, textbooks, manuals,
magazines, or condensed books. Donations are tax      Help Wanted-Summer Program-– The Village
deductible and a receipt may be requested. For        Recreation Commission is looking for Counselors
large donations, please contact the library in        for the Summer Program, which runs for six weeks
advance to schedule delivery.                         during July and August. Counselors should stop
Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.: Summer          by the Village Hall to fill out an application by May
Reading Program Kick-Off Party                        1, 2011. We welcome all village children who will
                                                      be 5 years of age by July of 2011 to register for the
Regular Events                                        Summer Program. Applications will be available at
Sunday’s at 4 p.m.: Magic: The Gathering              the Village Hall starting in June. Further
Wednesday’s at 11 a.m.: Mommy & Me Storytime          information can be obtained at the Village Hall .
Thursday’s at 10:30 a.m.: Preschool Storytime
Friday’s at 10 a.m.: Preschool Storytime at
Stuyvesant Town Hall
                                                                       KINDERHOOK BUSINESS AND
Afternoon Discoveries                                                  PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION
Join us for Afternoon Discoveries at the library!
Afternoon Discoveries is a program designed for
school age children in grades 2-5. Upcoming
                                                                                Village Events
Afternoon Discoveries include basket making,
death by chocolate, safety pin jewelry and an
animal tracks program.                                      The Olde Kinderhook Fair – June 4
                                                        Farmers Market (Saturdays) – June – October.
Teen Night                                                        People’s Parade – July 4th
Come to the library to enjoy an evening with your            Village Wide/Yard Sale – Sept. 17
friends and relax! Teen night is held once a month              OK Fall Festival – October 8
and is intended for teens 13 and up. We’ll have
our usual Teen Game Night and Teen Movie Night        The Olde Kinderhook Fair - will be held on June
and we have also added Cake Decorating 101!           4, 2011 on the Village Square. The fair will run
                                                      from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This year it will
Summer Reading Program                                include craft vendors, and the ICC High School art
We are geared up for longer days and warmer           show. There will be food and entertainment. The
weather here at the library and that means            Kinderhook Reformed Church will have a pancake
summer! The theme of this year’s Summer               breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The Fyfes
Reading Program is One World, Same Stories.           and Drumms of Olde Saratoga will hold their
Signup begins June 18, 2011. Don’t forget to          annual Muster parade at Noon.
mark your calendars for the Kick-Off Party on
Thursday, June 23, 2011.                              Farmer’s Market -The Farmers’ Market on the
                                                      Village Green will begin on Saturday, June 11,
For more information on any events please visit the   2011 and run through mid-October. The Market
library’s website.                                    runs every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
                                                      Come and enjoy some fresh baked goods and local
fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, honey, and maple      for 30 gal. bags and green stickers ($1.50) for 15
syrup.                                                 gal. bags. Bags should be placed in covered
                                                       containers and should not exceed 35 lbs. in
Village-Wide Yard Sale –The Village–wide yard          weight. NO MORE SORTING! All clean recyclables
sale will be Saturday, September 17, 2011. There       – glass, tin, aluminum, plastics (#’s 1 thru 7), milk
will be no map for the sale so there is no need for    and juice containers, cardboard boxes should be
residents to notify anyone that you are                flattened and all clean paper (newspapers,
participating. Just put your items out, make a         magazines, tissue boxes and junk mail) can be
little money and have fun.                             kept together and placed in the new County Waste
                                                       Recycling bins. Oil & antifreeze containers may
KBPA Fall Festival -On Saturday, October 8,            not be recycled. If you have questions, please
2011, there will be the Kinderhook Village Fall        contact the Village Hall. Garbage stickers may be
Festival. Activities include hay rides, pumpkin        obtained at the Village Office during business
painting, scarecrow making, and apple bake off.        hours of 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday through
Celebrate all that Fall has to offer!                  Friday, and on Wednesday evenings from 5:00-
                                                       7:00 p.m. Stickers are also available at
The KBPA would like anyone interested in               Kinderhook Stewart’s. If there is a Thursday
volunteering to help with these events, please call    holiday, pickup will be on Saturday.
K. Sheffer at 755-0911.

             OK 5K RACE AND YOUTH 1 MILE                                 HISTORICAL SOCIETY

                                                       Dates to Remember:
The Kinderhook Runners will host the 13th Annual       April 18-22: Special School Vacation Program at
Bank of Kinderhook OK 5K on Saturday, June 11,         the Columbia County Museum and Vanderpoel
2011 at 9:00 a.m. The race starts and finishes at      House of History.
the Village Square. The entry fee is $15 ($12 for      May 21: Civil War in Columbia County exhibition
students) who pre-register by June 3. After June       opens at the Vanderpoel House of History.
3, the fee for all runners is $20.                     May 21 & 22: Civil War Encampment at the
In addition to the 5k (3.1 miles), there are           Luykas Van Alen House, Van Alen House and
Fairpoint Communication 1 Mile Run for kids            Ichabod Crane Schoolhouse open for the season.
4-12 ($2.00) and Kinderhook Library Reading            June 4: Fyfes and Drumms of Olde Saratoga
Ramble (50 and 100 yards) free to those 5 and          Muster at the Vanderpoel House of History.
under.                                                 June 11: First Columbians benefit for CCHS at the
Residents of Hudson St., William St., Sylvester St.,   Vanderpoel House of History.
and Kinderknoll Dr. should avoid driving on            July/August: Special Family Summer Programs at
William St. and Village square area while the youth    the Columbia County Museum and Vanderpoel
runs are in progress (8:10 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.) We       House of History.
want to provide a safe environment for the boys
and girls!                                             CCHS Properties Hours
There will be a collection bin for the Valatie
Ecumenical Food Pantry by the packet pick-up/          Columbia County Museum & Library:
registration area the day of the race. Please          Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10-4
consider bringing a non-expired, non-perishable        Sundays 12-4
food item.
                                                       Vanderpoel House will be open on weekends
Applications for both events can be obtained at the    starting May 1, 2011 through November
Kinderhook Bank, Metz-Wood Insurance office, or
online at                   Luykas Van Alen House and Ichabod Crane
                                                       Schoolhouse will be open weekends starting May
                                                       21, 2011 through Columbus Day

                   GARBAGE REMINDERS

Both papers and containers will be picked up every
Thursday. Garbage and recyclables must be out
by 7:00 a.m. to ensure pickup. All bags of
garbage must have stickers – red stickers ($2.50)
           DATES TO REMEMBER                    MONTHLY VILLAGE MEETINGS
April 23       Easter Egg Hunt, Vanderpoel House
               12:00 Noon;                           Economic Development Committee
                                                          3rd Tuesday – 7:00 p.m.
               Easter Bunny Visiting at the
               Bandstand, 12:45 p.m., provided by             Board of Trustees
                                                          2nd Wednesday – 7:30 p.m.
               Kinderhook Elks
                                                      Historic Preservation Commission
May 1          Vanderpoel House opens                      2 nd Thursday – 7:00 p.m.
May 9 & 10     Flushing of Hyrants                               Planning Board
                                                            1st Thursday – 7:30 p.m.
May 14         Village Clean-Up day
                                                           Recreation Commission
May 14         Kinderhook Garden Club Plant &               2nd Monday – 7:00 p.m.
               Bake Sale
                                                           Zoning Board of Appeals
May 21 & 22 Civil War Encampment at                         4th Monday – 7:30 p.m.
            Vanderpoel House
                                                                 Justice Court
May 21         Van Alen House & Ichabod Crane       1st and 3rd Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m.
               Schoolhouse Opens                             Talk with your Mayor
                                                         Please call for an appointment
May 30         Memorial Day Parade in Valatie
                                                            Building Inspector
June 4         Fyfes & Drumms of Olde Saratoga                 Glenn Smith
               Muster Parade at Noon                       Monday through Friday
                                                           6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
June 4         The Olde Kinderhook Fair
                                                      Wednesday evenings 5:00-7:00 p.m.
June 11 & 12 Library Book Sale                       All meetings are open to the public
                                                        and you are invited to attend.
June 11        OK5K Run
                                                           Village Office Hours
June 11        First Columbians Benefit for CCHS
                                                    Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
               at the Vanderpoel House
June 11        Farmers’ Market Begins                Wednesday 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

July 4         People’s Day Parade

July/August    CCHS - Summer Camp –
               Vanderpoel House, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

August         Friday Evenings at 7:30 p.m. The
               Ghent Band at Village Green with
               food from local restaurants and

Sept. 10       Village Community Night at

               Rothermel Playground

Sept. 17       Village-Wide Yard Sale

           Oct. 8        OK Fall Festival

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