Town Board Meeting 8/14/17

Town Board Meeting Minutes, August 15, 2017

  1. The meeting came to order at 7p.m. and Supervisor Joel Craig and all Council Members were present.
  2. July meeting minutes approved.
  3. Motion to pay audited bill passed
  4. No written communications
  5. Department Reports

Maintenance – description of mowing and weeding, cleaning of u. v. system, and estimates for new generators for Town Hall and Highway Dept. (this come up later under new business)

Highway – the new John Deere tractor has arrived; Maple Ave. resurfacing completed.

Sewer – average flow is 23,000 gallons per day, 2 dig requests, “everything running good.”

Police Dept. – 42 ½ hours were logged including July 4 event. There have been incidents of unlocked cars in the Main St. business area (Maple and Church) being broken into and items stolen. So, Charles DuBois reminded us to lock cars and “if you see something, say something.”

New Business – The estimated cost for new generators was budgeted last year for this. Bids from SKJ Electric are $14,000 for Town Hall and $8,600 for the Highway Dept. The board agreed to these bids.

The new street lights for the town are to arrive this week. Stilsing Electric (same contractor as used by Town of Hillsdale) will be installing them.

The old tractor will be sold on, and this will cover cost of the down payment for the new one.

Supervisor’s Report –The Public Hearing for the Comprehensive Plan update will be held at the Town Hall on OCT. 3 @ 6 p.m.

Drop-in-Fishing will be held at Lasher Memorial Park Aug. 3 from 11a.m. to 2p.m. This is conducted by the Columbia County Soil and Water District, helping to learn how to fish.

Sept. 11 is the 9/11 Memorial Service held at Town Lake at the memorial site @ 9 a.m.

I forgot to notice when the meeting ended, but it was very brief.

-Taken by Sally Saul