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Commissioner of Public Works Jay Card Jr. has declared a snow emergency as of midnight tonight. He and Police Chief Jim Read are telling residents to stay off the roads except in cases of extreme emergency.
Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar announced Monday afternoon that Town Hall will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, due to the weather forecast.
The Town Board work session, scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday.
COURTESY PHOTO | The town often has to wait months for payment of garbage bag sales from the IGA.
Tuesday in its work session, the Town Board took up the issue of the IGA ordering town garbage bags but taking months to pay the town back. The other handful of retail outlets that sell the bags pay upfront when they’re ordered through the Highway Department, and keeps 10 percent of the sales.
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Peter Reich
The phrase “brings institutional knowledge to the job” is used loosely these days, often merely to describe someone who has been in one position a long time.
But it just barley begins to describe Councilman Peter Reich’s tenure on the Town Board for the last 12 years. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Town Board wrapped up budget meetings Friday afternoon at Town Hall, deciding on a budget that would include a 3.5 percent tax hike. A public hearing on the budget is slated for Wednesday, November 4.
The Town Board Friday afternoon adopted a preliminary budget that would raise taxes 3.5 percent, well below what members were projecting at the beginning of talks earlier this month. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board at its Tuesday work session. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Peter Reich and Councilman Ed Brown. Not shown in photo, Councilwoman Chris Lewis.
If you’re using SKYPE to attend a town committee meeting, are you really there? And how much are you getting out of the meeting if you have to rely on technology? (more…)