News from Town Hall

Happy Labor Day!

Tuesday night, we have our monthly Town Board meeting. As we have done for the past several months due to COVID-19, the meeting will be held via Zoom. I hope that you will join us:

Time: Sep 8, 2020, 7:00 pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 871 9323 9010

Or dial 646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 871 9323 9010

Many of you may want to join to hear Town Attorney Matt Cabral discuss the Hecate Solar Project and how it may impact Hillsdale. He will also be available for questions.

Also, below is information on absentee and early voting and how to secure a flu shot this season.

Please stay safe, and do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.

Jill Sims
Deputy Supervisor
Get Your Flu Shot on Wednesday at Library
The Columbia County Health Department has announced a series of upcoming seasonal flu vaccine drive-thru clinics for all Columbia County residents two years old and up. Pre-registration is required – failure to register ahead of time will mean you cannot be vaccinated on that date. Each individual must complete a registration form, and photo ID is required for each adult.

The first clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, September 23, 9 to 11 am at the Roeliff Jansen Community Library.

Registration can be completed by visiting the DOH website at the link below. You may also call the registration line at 518-828-335d ext. 1310. Leave your name and phone number and a DOH staff member will contact you to complete your registration.

The DOH accepts the following insurance plans: Blue Shield of North East New York, CDPHP, Fidelis, Medicare Part B, MVP, Medicaid, and United Health Care. Other senior plans may be billed, including some Blue Cross Blue Shield plans.

If you are uninsured or underinsured, you may be eligible for a lower fee or no fee for the flu vaccine. All others are expected to pay a fee of $42 for the flu vaccine, with the exact cash amount or checks accepted. Debit or credit cards are not accepted. The drive-thru clinic schedule is as follows:

If you are sick with any symptoms associated with the flu or COVID-19 illness (fever, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, chills, new loss of taste or smell, or extreme headache), do not go to the drive-thru clinic.
Absentee and Early Voting Information
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NYS Election Law was recently amended to allow EVERY VOTER who is eligible to vote in the November 3 General Election to vote by absentee ballot. In other words, you may choose to vote by absentee ballot on the basis of “temporary illness or physical disability" or in-person. You do not need to be sick or infected with the COVID-19 virus. The risk of exposure to virus has been designated a sufficient basis to vote by absentee ballot.  

To vote absentee, download your absentee ballot application and return promptly to the Board of Elections (BOE) at 401 State Street, Hudson, NY 12534

Dates and times for early in-person voting are posted on the BOE website.