Monday, May 13, 2013

Free Training: Lead Renovation, Repair & Painting

TRIP is hosting a 

Funding provided by the Rensselaer County Health Department

June 25, 2013
7:45 am registration/breakfast
8:00 am - 5:00 pm training

TRIP NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center
415 River Street,  2nd floor

Questions can be answered by:
Nancy at 518-765-3521
Lisa at 518-765-3512

To Register:   
Send completed form below to:
Lead Training, P.O. Box 497, 24 Martin Road, Voorheesville, NY 12186

2 More Homes for Sale

For Sale by the City of Troy:

3349 6th Avenue
Completely Rehabbed!       Purchase Price $ 125,000
2 Story/ 2 unit – 5 bed/2 bath
Unit #1/ Level #1 – 2 bedroom/1 bath
Unit #1/ Level #2 – 3 Bed/1 bath
Deck & Laundry Room
Rent 2nd unit for approx $800.00
Approx Monthly payment including escrow - $972.19/ month
Minimum income to afford $35,352/year (Not Including Potential Rental Income)

391 1st Street
Completely Rehabbed!      Purchase Price $ 130,000
2 Story/ 2 unit –4 bed/3 bath
Unit #1/ Level #1 – 2 bedroom/1 bath/ Bi- Level
Unit #1/ Level #2 – 2 Bed/2 bath
Laundry Room/ Off Street Parking
Rent 2nd unit for approx $ 850.00
Approx Monthly payment including escrow - $ 915.19/ month
Minimum income to afford $ 33,280/year (Not Including Potential Rental Income)

For more information, contact the City of Troy at (518)279-7126.

Make a Difference!

Want to change the world (or at least Troy)? Starting your career and looking for great work experience? Bored with retirement and hoping for interesting activities? Need a change in life? 

Become a VISTA volunteer with TRIP!

TRIP has two full-time one-year VISTA positions available starting August 2013. The Americorps*VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) program provides compensation of approximately $10,000, health insurance and an end-of-term award for education ($4,725) or cash ($1,200). For more information about AmeriCorps VISTA, see

TRIP’s VISTAs will help with several exciting initiatives involving addressing vacant properties, fostering community collaborations to create significant impact, and furthering TRIP’s green initiative. On-the-job training as well as national VISTA training will be provided. 

To apply, send email and resume to Applications accepted through May 21st.

14th Annual Hidden Garden Tour

The 14th Annual Hidden Garden Tour, organized by the Friends of Prospect Park, will be held, rain or shine, 4 to 7 pm, Thursday, May 23, 2013. Parking and check-in is at the Russell Sage parking lot at the corner of First and Division Streets in downtown Troy. Admission for this self-guided Tour is $10, and maps of the participating gardens are available at the check-in table. All proceeds from the Tour benefit ongoing projects in Prospect Park. For additional Garden Tour information, contact Marilyn Haliski at haliskim [at] or Jane Otto, 271-8060. 

New for 2013: Present your Tour map at Carmen's Cafe (corner of First and Adams Streets) for an Artist's Reception and free refreshments, 4-7 pm. And come back for a buffet dinner benefit for the Friends of Prospect Park Hidden Garden Tour, 5:30-8:30 pm at Carmen's. $25 with reservations; $30 walk-in. Reservations recommended, call (518) 326-2064.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Take a Sip for TRIP May 21st

Take a Sip for TRIP

TROY 100 Forum

Please join us ...

Forum Topic: Working together to make Troy a GREAT place!

Monday, May 20th, 2013
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Bush Memorial Hall
The Sage Colleges
45 Ferry Street
Troy, NY 12180

Troy 100 Forum is a village square, a place where people come to share information and to network. Our common goal is the betterment of our community. 

Saying Hello matters to creating Community
...have you said Hello today?  

We invite local businesses and groups to distribute information about your businesses and upcoming community events. In addition, invite a newbie! Bring someone new to the Forum and show them what it is all about!

You may update Forum participants on important community happenings and new business announcements with a "1-minute moment."

Let us know if you would like a 1-minute moment, would like to distribute information or are interested in becoming more involved with the Forum as a volunteer, speaker or panelist. We are soliciting ideas for topics, issues and speakers for future Forums.


The Troy 100 Forum is where Troy's business, political, community, educational, religious and cultural leaders meet to talk about topics of public concern. We discuss our views, concerns and hopes for Troy.

The Troy 100 Forum is a place for us to associate as leaders, and an opportunity for people trying to shape Troy to present their ideas for exploration and reaction.
5:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Registration and Networking
6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Forum
  • Welcome and Hellos
  • One Minute Moments 
  • Speakers
    • Anthony Magnetto
      • Troy Police Commissioner
    • Margaret Stoner
      • Transition Troy
  • Small Groups
  • Speakers
    •  Elizabeth Young
      • Troy BID
    • Christopher Marblo
      • Troy Arts Center of the Capital Region
  • Small Groups
  • Raffle & 50/50 Drawing  
  • Question and Answers
  • Community Conversation
  • Close

  • Please confirm your attendance by clicking on the link: 
    **Please be sure to enter your first and last name when replying.

    Francesca LoPorto
    Troy 100 Forum Coordinator
    The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc.
    5 Third Street, Suite 230
    Troy, NY 12180
    Phone: 518.271.7000
    e-mail: troy100 [at}

FOR SALE: 3056 Sixth Ave., Troy

This quaint brownstone, at 1,440 square feet, would make an ideal single-family home. It is situated on a double lot for a generous backyard. As one of the homes chosen for the Troy Vacant Property Workgroup’s “5 to Fix” program, this home is newly cleaned out and will receive additional minor repairs before sale.

For more information, contact the City of Troy at (518)279-7126.

Local Government Planning & Zoning Workshop

The Capital District Regional Planning Commission
Serving Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, & Schenectady Counties

The Capital District Regional Planning Commission will be hosting an all-day (8:00 am to 3:30 pm) Local Government Planning & Zoning Workshop on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Hudson Valley Community College. 

Similar to previous workshops, there will be a Plenary session followed by a series of breakout sessions for Planning & Zoning Board members and Code Enforcement officers that meet the requirements of the State law. 

Workshop sessions will include: The Local Experience with Green Infrastructure, Zoning Board Overview, Green Infrastructure & Understanding Maintenance Requirements, Climate & Energy, Subdivision Review, MS4 Permit Topics, and Form Based Codes. 

The complete Agenda & Registration Form is available on CDRPC's website at:

Please feel free to distribute this announcement to others in your community who may be interested in attending.

If you have any questions, please contact CDRPC at 518-453-0850.

Capital District Regional Planning Commission 
One Park Place, Suite 102
Albany, New York 12205
Fax: 518-453-0856

TAUM Furniture Program – Bedroom Furniture Needed!

Do you have an extra bed frame or dresser collecting dust in your basement? If so, please consider donating it to TAUM’s Furniture Program! There is currently a need for over 100 twin beds, 50 full/queen beds, and over 300 dressers! All furniture goes to people and families leaving homeless shelters or fleeing domestic violence. Your donation could make an invaluable difference in some one’s life.

To make a donation, please call Michael Barrett at (518)274-5920 ext. 204. Donations of kitchen tables are also much appreciated!

Faces at TRIP: Susan Patregnani

Helping to keep all of the TRIP numbers in order is Bookkeeper Susan Patregnani. Susan manages the paperwork associated with maintenance staff payroll, tenant legal proceedings, and security deposit accounts. She also assists the Director of Accounting by reconciling all accounts as well as helping TRIP residents when they come in to pay rent or have a question about their apartment.

Susan has a passion for animals, with a house full of cats, as well as interior decorating. She loves watching HGTV, and has a particular soft-spot for House Hunters and House Hunters International.

Having worked at TRIP for the past four and a half years, Susan enjoys the friendly atmosphere and looks forward to keeping up the great work!