Members of Marlborough’s Town Board recently took a tour of the newly constructed Bayside apartment complex and returned with high praise for the units on display.
Their comments came at the Board’s Monday, November 27 meeting. The Bayside complex consists of 104 two- and three-bedroom units ranging in size from 1,197 to 1,497 square feet, and is being developed by Poughkeepsie-based Baxter Property Management. It is adjacent to Marlboro Middle School and across Route 9W from Marlboro Elementary.
The board members were impressed by complex’s common spaces, amenities, and the size and style of the apartments. “We all thought the new units look great,” noted board member Sherida Sessa. “The three-bedroom unit, in particular, is quite spacious.”
The two-bedroom units rent for $2,950 a month, three-bedroom units are $3,450, and the building management estimates electric service to average an additional $200 per month. “The rents are a little high but that’s where the market is at right now,” noted Town Supervisor Scott Corcoran.
The real estate site rentcafe.com describes the apartments as providing an urban vibe in a mostly rural town. It also touts their proximity to the middle and elementary schools, though Corcoran does not anticipate the development to result in a significant uptick in school enrollment.
Among other construction matters, Corcoran reported that work continues on schedule on the town’s remodeled community center on Route 9W. That work is now focused on the building’s interior, for which the board selected a contractor at its November 13 meeting: Coupart Construction of Marlboro.
The Town Board will have just one more meeting this year, on December 11. The board voted to cancel the second meeting because of the Christmas holiday. The swearing-in of Corcoran and board members Dave Zambito and Ed Molinelli – who were reelected on Tuesday, November 7 – is set to take place at the first meeting of 2024, set for January 3.
Sessa suggested – and Corcoran agreed – that the board review its committees and disband any that are inactive. Sessa volunteered to take on this review role. She also suggested the creation of a new committee charged with marketing the town, a proposal with which Corcoran and the other board members concurred.
Among official business, the board cancelled a resolution approving the hire of a part-time police dispatcher because the individual chosen for the role turned it down. In addition, the town expects to sell out all tickets for the December 10 showing of “The Polar Express” at the Milton Train Station.
Corcoran also invited town residents to two holiday tree lightings set for December 3. The first takes place beginning at 2 p.m. on Main Street in Milton and will include music, library activities, and a visit by Santa and the Milton fire company engine. The actual tree lighting is set for 4 p.m., and attendees are encouraged to bring along an outdoors-friendly tree ornament to hang.
The second will be the town’s annual “Blue Light” tree lighting at 6 p.m. The tree-lighting ceremony honors police officers who have given their lives in the line