Board increases boundary fees

I f you want to change your property boundaries in Whitehallit’s going to cost a little more money.
The town board adopted a law to increase the fee to change boundary lines to $50. The service was previously free.

The board had approved the law at a previous town meeting and it became effective after last Wednesday’s (Sept. 15) monthly board meeting.

Proponents of the change argued that the administrative duties associated with changing a property boundary necessitated that a new fee be established.

Town attorney Christian Morris said at a previous meeting he believed a fee of $50 was reasonable in light of the amount of paper work that needs to be completed and filed each time a boundary change request was made.

The law received the full support of the board earlier this summer and became effective after a mandatory 30 day notification period.

No one raised any objections to the change at any previous meetings, including Wednesday’s.

In other matters the board voted to approve an estimate from Scott Eckhard of Silver Birch Construction to make repairs to the Sr. Citizen’s building, located to the rear of theRec.Center.

The board approved Eckhard to replace an old window and make repairs to the trim surrounding that window.

Town councilman Richard LaChapelle said they were having troubles with the window and it was in need of replacement.

Eckhard is also expected to repair the exterior brickmold on the remaining four windows and cap it with white aluminum.

The total estimate for all the work was $650.

The board also approved a transfer of $200 from the Highway General Repairs fund after Highway Superintendent Louis Pratt requested the money to make repairs (or replace) to damaged road signage.

Pratt also said the town is working with the village to install a perimeter drain at the Troy Shirt Factory.

He said before they can proceed the village has to put in a man hole.

“This needs to be a joint service,” Pratt said, explained that the work each municipality needs to complete compliments each other.

He said that the village and town have worked together in the past with good results and expects the work to begin soon.

Recreation director Dan Welsh andRec.Centervolunteer Jack Hoagland said a lock placed on the dumpster at theRec.Centerseems to have been effective in curtailing the illegal dumping of trash in the receptacle.

In the last several weeks, there had been a couple of instances of people depositing their trash in the dumpster so the lids were locked shut.

Welsh also said theRec.Centerhad been offered a pool table and that the facility has reverted back to its in-school hours of4 to 8 p.m.on weekdays.

In correspondence, the board read a letter from Bill Cook stating that the Federal Emergency Management Agency had denied aid for individual and business flood victims.

Before closing the meeting, the board also approved two park requests, including the Fall Free Festival which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8.

The next monthly board meeting will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Times in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Northshire Freepress 12/19/14

North Country Freepress – 12/19/14

Weekender 12/12/14

Lakes Region Freepress 12/19/14

Classifieds 12/17/14

Girls fall to Greenwich in opener

A stingy defense was too much for Granville to overcome in season opener Friday night. Granville was held to seven […]

Girls compete with Cougars

The Whitehall girls’ basketball team (0-3) is still seeking its first win of the season. However, the girls stuck with […]

Boys’ hoops handed first loss

After leaping out to a 2-0 start, the Whitehall boys’ basketball team was grounded at North Warren, 65-43. To say […]

Main Street rebounding, says dog salon owner

Dog Salon

By Dan King Malin Shepherd’s new dog salon on Main Street is a sign, she says, that the street is […]

What are you drinking?

Whitehall water

By Dan King If you live in the Village of Whitehall, your drinking water is perfectly healthy. That’s what the […]

Dared by friends, she write a novel

Author

By Derek Liebig It started with a dare. A few years ago, Granville resident Michele Sargent was having lunch with […]

Town to host hearing on fire protection

By Derek Liebig The town board will hold a public hearing later this month on proposed contracts for fire protection […]