On Monday, May 13, 2013, the Water Department will begin the yearly flushing of the water system. All flushing of hydrants will be conducted between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. thru June 3, 2013. Residents might notice discoloration in their water and should be aware this is normal and not harmful. However, residents are cautioned to check their water before doing laundry. Simply by letting the faucets run will clear up the discoloration after the flushing is completed each day.
- Louis Menand, the founder of Menands, was a world class horticulturist and his orchid filled greenhouses were a huge attraction in the early days of our Village.
- One of the centerpieces of Menands has always been the weekend and early morning bustling of the Capital District Farmers Market. This is where local farmers and shoppers meet daily to share the harvest.
- Maybe the most beautiful improvement to our Village is the rich and colorful hanging baskets that run along Broadway in the Spring & Summer. Flowers just have a way of lifting the human spirit.
With that in mind Mayor Meg Grenier is pleased to pronounce May as Grow Menands Month.
The Grow Menands Program
“This summer we are expecting some tours from major developers, real estate groups, and even some visiting foreign dignitaries. We would like Menands to put its best face forward and look as beautiful as we know it can be. That’s why we are hoping that every resident will become part of this Village wide event. We think we can make Menands the most colorful Village in the State. We can do this if every homeowner and business spends just a little more on summer flowers this month. And with the help of the Farmers Market we are making it affordable. If every homeowner spent $10.00 more on decorating their home with flowers… what a difference that would make.” said the Mayor.
Some of the Vendors at the Capital District Farmers Market will be offering a special discount to all Menands resident’s every Saturday during May. (Simply show your driver’s license)
A panel of judges will be traveling around the Village at the end of June to award Grow Menands signs to the MOST COLORFUL HOME and THE MOST COLORFUL BUSINESS (Pictures will be in the future newsletter and posted on the Village website.) Your home may be on TV???
The Big Picture
“There has always been magic in flowers. They not only make you feel better, they also lift the human spirit, said the Mayor.” “Flowers are very contagious, and make you want to do more to make your home look nice. Once you see your neighbor planting flowers, it makes you want to do a little more with your own home and improve the whole neighborhood. Nothing improves curb appeal faster than landscaping, and curb appeal truly increases property value. It’s the biggest bang for your buck when you’re trying to improve the value of your home or business.”
So have your “gardener” do a little extra in front of your home or business. Stop down to the Farmers Market and warm up your green thumb, because Spring is here. It’s time for each of us to help Menands sparkle. Be part of the Grow Menands movement.
To become further involved or for additional information contact Bill Giering, Director of Economic Partnerships at the Village Hall at (518) 434-2922 extension 320.
VOLUNTEERS BUILD COMMUNITIES
The General Election for the Village of Menands will be held on Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 between the hours of 12:00 noon and 9:00 P.M. at which time the Village Justice and two Trustees are to be elected for a four year term to commence pursuant to law upon their qualifications and no earlier than July 1st, 2013.
The register of those qualified to vote in the forthcoming Village Election in the Village of Menands to be held at the Municipal Firehouse in the Village between the hours of 12:00 noon and 9:00 P.M. in the afternoon on June 18th, 2013 shall be prepared by the duly appointed inspectors of the Election of this Village on Registration Day, June 8th, 2013 between the hours of 12:00 noon and 5:00 P.M. in the afternoon in the firehouse adjoining this Municipal Building in this Village on said date, at which time and place all persons qualified to vote at such forthcoming Village Election and are not otherwise registered, may attend and register their names for such Election.
Village Hall 7:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
MENANDS FIRE CO.
INVITES YOU TO JOIN US FOR OUR FISH FRY DINNER
4:00 PM – 7:30 PM
FRIDAY, MARCH 29TH
MENANDS FIRE CO.
FISH FRY DINNER
COST= $8.00 per Dinner
Fish Fry, Fries, Coleslaw, Drinks and Dessert!
Kids Meal = $5.00
Mac & Cheese w/Fries, Drink & Dessert
Eat in or Take Out
EAT IN OR TAKE OUT
A public hearing will be held on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. in the Village Municipal Building for a purposed Local Law authorizing a property tax levy in excess of the limit established in General Municipal Law §3-c. Such public hearings are open to the public and are accessible to the handicapped. All are encouraged to attend or to present comments in writing.
A Budget Workshop for Board Members will be held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Menands in the Municipal Building of such Village on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 at 6:30 P.M. Such meetings are open to the public and are accessible to the handicapped. All are encouraged to attend or to present comments in writing.
The Menands St. Patrick’s Club Dinner-Dance will be held on Saturday, March 16th at the Menands Fire House. The dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Entertainment will be from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Adults $15, Seniors $11 and Children (12 years and under) $7. Take out is also available. If you have any questions contact Meg Grenier at 463-5196.
The Village of Menands has declared a Snow Emergency Beginning on Friday, February 8th at 8:00 am to Sunday February 10th at 8:00 pm. There will be no parking of Vehicles on Village Streets during the Snow Emergency.