Ballston Spa's Health Insurance Rates to Increase by $50,000 in 2018

VIDEO: Village Board reviews Section 8 housing program, previews holiday ideas

BALLSTON SPA – Board trustees heard an update about the housing support fund used to assist mostly seniors and disabled residents living in the Village.

Joseph Mastrianni of JEM, Inc., Saratoga Springs gave an overview of frequently asked questions and explained who the programs service. He is the second generation owner and has continued a business relationship with the Village, started by his father, in the 1970’s.

View Mastrianni’s conversation in the video below start time 2min:08 sec and ending 17min:03sec.

Other meeting points of interest in the video:

Mark Blech, local artist, is continuing the success of last year’s community ornament crafting for the 2018 holiday tree with the addition of garland, banners and gingerbread people (start 17min: 40sec and ends 25min:10 sec).

Trustee Noah Shaw revisits topic of budget advisory group and need for accountability in expenditures and bookkeeping practices (start 25min: 40sec and ends 28min: 14sec).

Budget approvals including repairs on highway department vehicle over 11 years old (start 28min: 15sec and ends 42min:40sec).

Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association requests movie showing Friday, Sept.7 due to weather cancellation in August as part of their Movies in the Park series (runs 42min:58 sec to 44min:26sec).

Approval of part-time officer hire for Village Police Departement (start 44min:27 sec and ends 46min:13sec).

Update on parking codes and law change, plans for public hearing on the topic (start 46min:26sec and ends 55min:53sec).

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