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Town Board Meeting, August 19, 2013

Town Board Meeting August 19, 2013

Dear friends, I did not attend this Board meeting since I was away on a week’s vacation, but here is a recap of the primary elements, thanks to Debby Meyers’s report in The Columbia Paper and remarks from Don Westmore, before he went on a camping trip.

The big news is that the Auditor’s Report came back very positive with only s few administrative details suggested to be changed or improved.  The Town’s financial accounts are essentially “…just what  the State wants”, according to the auditing firm.

In other business the Board:

* Approved a resolution that gives the Supervisor the power to investigate the town’s taking possession of the Powder Mills Pond Dam.  The dam is in poor shape and its repair will have to be scheduled and ranked among the other projects going on.

*   Approved the renewal of the 6-year term of Ralph DelPozzo as assessor;

*   Learned that the state equalization rate for the town is at 100% of the value;

*   Heard from Andrea Dunn that the Park Commission needs more volunteers, especially for the planned Halloween events;

*   Accepted and with thanks the resignation of Larry Osgood from the Planning Board.

The following events were noted:

The Economic Development Committee meets Saturday, September 7th at 9 AM in the conference Room at Gtel, 210 Main Street;

On Sept 11th the dedication of the 9/11 Monument will take place at 9 AM at the Town Park;

 State Senator Kathy Machionne will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Saturday Sept 14th from 8 Am to 11AM;

 The Hudson Valley Apple Festival is scheduled for Saturday September 21st.  It is now an official participant of the Hudson River Valley Ramble, an umbrella organization that features—and publicizes– events up and down the River each Fall. Also that day in Germantown there is a Germantown-Ramshorn Paddle that strikes off from the Lasher Park Boat Launch at 1 PM.” Get your kayaks out,” said Don Westmore.  “This is an easy paddle” (Rain Date Sunday Sept 22nd)

Kay Abraham  537-5404

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