Whitehall Village Board trims budget, sets meeting dates, discusses court loiterers

B y Lee Tugas

The Whitehall Village Board, at its most recent meeting, trimmed about $28,000 from its forthcoming budget.

The board also set meeting dates for both March and April, and discussed ways and means to stop court loiters from smoking and loitering outside the village courtrooms once it moves into the town-village municipal center.

At the end of its budget workshop, Mayor Peter Telisky said that the board had trimmed $28,200 from this year’s proposed budget “to get down to the 2 percent cap” on expenditure increases established by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

March and April meetings set

Telisky proposed, and there was no opposition voiced, to the following schedule of meetings:  Another budget meeting and regular meeting will be combined on Tuesday, March 11. The board’s organizational meeting will be at 6 p.m. on April 7 and will be the only village board meeting that month.

Court loiterers, smokers or otherwise

Trustee Ken Bartholomew complained about the current situation where persons appearing in village court loiter outside on the street, often smoking. Bartholomew said when the village court moves into the new municipal center that he would prefer that such smoking and loitering cease.

It was agreed that the town and village could easily post smoke-free signs at the municipal center, and that the new courtroom complex had plenty of room for alleged offenders, witnesses and interested spectators.

“There is a large gallery,” Mayor Telisky said. “They can either go and sit in there or go out and sit in their cars.”

Comments

comments

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

Tags: , ,

Classifieds 03/25/14

Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

Statue 2

By Dan King It’s been 40 years since the first reported Sasquatch sighting in Whitehall and now the quest to […]

Apathy leaves trustee seat vacant

Candidate pic Ken Bartholomew

By Dan King Whitehall’s mayor-elect, Ken Bartholomew was hoping someone would emerge to take his old trustee position, but that […]

Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

Jane O'Shea BW

By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over […]

Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean […]

Keough to plant community garden

Jensen Keough

By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and […]

Whitehall school officials want bobsled club back

By Dan King Until this year, Whitehall High School was the only school in the country with a bobsled club, […]

District, school administrators reach pact

By Derek Liebig The Granville Central School District and the Granville Administrators’ Association, with five members, reached agreement last week […]

Karas not concerned about budget

By Dan King Despite fiscal concerns voiced Board of Education member Frank Barber, Whitehall Central School Business Administrator Joe Karas […]

Whitehall/Fort Ann wrestlers raise $600 for cancer research

Julian Barber

Senior wrestler Julian Barber’s charity wrestling idea caught on with his teammates during the season, to the tune of $600. […]

Sasquatch sightings on the rise

By Dan King Officials say the snowy weather has driven local Sasquatches out of the woods and caused them to […]

Hampton to join county on savings plan

David O'Brien

By Derek Liebig The Town of Hampton will join Washington County on a regional government efficiency plan. Supervisor Dave O’Brien […]