Hampton establishes transfer sticker fund

The Hampton Town Board will establish a fund to purchase unused transfer station stickers from local residents.

The board will set aside $100 that will be used to provide refunds to residents who have stickers they can no longer use.

Earth, Waste and Metal assumed control of the five county transfer stations on Monday, several weeks after coming to a $1.2 million lease-to-own agreement with the county.

The company, which is based in Rutland, Vt. plans to transition to a weight-based payment system for the disposal of garbage but will continue to accept transfer station stickers for several weeks.

After that time, the stickers will no longer be taken at the transfer stations but the county will continue to refund residents $2.25 for each sticker. But in order to receive that refund, residents would have to travel to the county offices in Fort Edward. Allowing residents to exchange the stickers at the town offices would prevent that from happening.

“I’d hate to have them drive all the way to Fort Edward,” Supervisor Dave O’Brien said. “This would be a matter of convenience.”

 

Mobile Home Ordinance

The planning board continues to work on a possible mobile home ordinance.

“We’ve been getting stuff from other communities and trying to see what fits,” said planning board member Joe Panoushek.

The ordinance would define what constitutes a mobile home as well as spell out any regulations placed on that type of residence.

Culvert work

Francis Baker, Hampton Highway Superintendent, said crews will replace culverts on Greenfield Lane and possibly on Manchester Road.

The replacement of culverts on Greenfield Lane would necessitate the dead-end road be limited to one lane of traffic while the work is being completed.

Baker also expressed the hope to pave a portion of Manchester Road later this summer. The state increased CHIPS funding, the primary revenue stream for paving projects, in its budget earlier this year.

Baker said they’ll pave as much of the road as is fiscally prudent.

Court Audit

The town completed an audit of its court during last Wednesday’s monthly board meeting and found everything to be satisfactory. Additional audits of the tax collector, town clerk and budget officer will be completed later this year.

The next meeting will be held on May 15.

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