Shredding bins available in Town Hall. Please contact the Town Clerk for more information.
Shredding Bins Available
Land Wanted: The Hillsdale Housing Committee is interested in acquiring a parcel of land suitable for development as a small Habitat for Humanity project. Habitat builds high-efficiency homes in a contemporary style, geared to working families. The partner families undergo a vigorous application process to show creditworthiness and need. They are then required to provide 300 hours of sweat equity in the construction process as well as paying a low-interest mortgage, real estate taxes, insurance, and utilities. No government subsidy is involved. The ideal parcel we seek would be in or close to the village center, accessible to the sewer system. However, other parcels of at least an acre, suitable for a double house, will be considered as will an acre with an existing structure on it. It would, of course, be best if the land could be donated or sold at a below- market price. The seller could then accept a tax benefit in lieu of the full market price. Consideration will be given to all suitable offers. If you know of any land that might be available for this initiative, please call Janis Smythe at (518) 325-4223.
On August 31 from 10 am – 12 noon at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Chatham a Free Food Distribution Event will be co-sponsored by Catholic Charities and the Regional Food Bank in Latham in collaboration with Catholic Charities’ Mobile OutReach Vehicle Extension (MOVE) and the Chatham, Ghent, and Valatie food pantries. As at the previous event in May, the public is welcome with no income limits. In addition to non-perishable foods and fresh fruits and vegetables, interagency directories will be given away so that individuals can be informed to meet future needs. Social distancing and wearing masks will be expected of walkers. Volunteers will place food directly into the trunks of vehicles as they arrive. Please note Catholic Charities’ Emergency Assistance Fund is available to assist with lost income due to COVID-19.