Mayor’s Messages

It is hard to believe that summer is quickly coming to an end but a lot of exciting things happened over this short period of time: The Summer Concerts in the Park were a great success. Despite the threat of rain every week, the concerts were well attended and the music was awesome. Thank you… Read More


Congratulations to Carol and Lyle Darmetko and the Pay It Forward Together committee on receiving the Hudson Shores Rotary Club Citizens of the Year award in recognition of “Service Above Self.” This award was presented to the group at the Rotary awards dinner on July 15th for their service to our community. In a short… Read More


As my new term begins as Mayor I am excited about the next four years. Together with Trustees Aileen Nicoll and Seth Harris, we look forward to continuing the efforts already begun, as well as working on future projects with newly elected Trustees Diane Foley and Steve Boulet. I wish to thank Mike Mackay and… Read More


I wanted to share some exciting news that started circulating around Facebook last week. In the 2015 Niche Survey for Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in the Albany Metro Area, Menands ranked #2. With our year round youth programs, awesome school district and continuous community events this does not come as a surprise. This… Read More


I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday weekend. Memorial Day honors those who lost their lives while serving in the military. We remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice and their families. It also marks the start of the summer season. With more kids playing outside, people walking and motorcycles on the road now, please be… Read More


April has been a busy and exciting month in Menands. Village: The 2015/2016 Village Budget was passed. Staying within the 2% tax cap at 1.54%, the tax rate increase is $0.14 per $1,000 over last year. This equates to an increase of $14.00 for homes assed at $100,000.Thank you to Treasurer Bill Smith, Dept. Heads… Read More