Tag Archives: Board Of Trustees

Pember receives $100k donation

By Jaime Thomas The Pember received a check in the mail Tuesday morning. A big check. A donor sent $100,000 to the library and museum to help pay the bills. Marcia Klam, president of the Pember Board of Trustees, said the donation came after she and Pember Director Pat Wesner reached out to organizations and […]

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Village increases fees for blocking sidewalks

The Village Board of Trustees passed a resolution Monday changing the fee schedule for people who encumber village sidewalks and streets. Officials approved a resolution increasing the fines people pay for blocking a public street or sidewalk for more than an hour. The previous fines were believed to be insufficient to effectively dissuade someone from […]

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Water change: Village makes changes to commercial water bills

High volume water users will find themselves paying their bills more frequently after the Village Board of Trustees agreed on Tuesday to change the way its water bills are administered. The village will begin billing commercial water users every month instead of the three-month billing cycle that is currently in practice. The change applies only […]

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Village budget includes 1.5 percent tax hike

The village board of trustees approved a 1.5 percent tax increase as it ratified its 2013-14 budget on Monday. The increase raises the tax rate from $17.87 per $1,000 of assessed value to $18.13 per $1,000. That means a taxpayer whose home is assessed for $100,000 will pay an additional $26 in village taxes. Some […]

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Village makes appointments; public hearing on budget set

The Village Board of Trustees reorganized its hierarchy on Monday. The board, in its first regular meeting since last month’s village elections, reappointed a number of its commissioners. Trustee Michael LaChapelle, who for the last two years, has served as water commissioner will now oversee the highway, safety and buildings departments. Ken Bartholomew was appointed […]

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Town, village work to determine if court move is cost effective

Local officials are exploring cost cutting measures they hope will allow them to proceed with the relocation of the town and village courts. Both the village Board of Trustees and the Town Board have made moving the courts from their location above the village offices on Saunders Street to the Whitehall Municipal Center a top […]

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Village hopes to comply with tax cap

The Village Board of Trustees anticipates being able to comply with the state mandated property tax cap. The board began working on its budget last week, and Mayor Peter Telisky said he expects to keep any tax increase at or below two percent. “We’re going to try (to comply with the cap),” Telisky said. “There’s […]

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Village, property owners reach compromise on parking

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The village has agreed to make concessions to its winter parking ban in an effort to appease Main Street business owners and landlords who said the law left their patrons and tenants nowhere to park. The board of trustees agreed to permit overnight parking on Fosdick Alley. But whether the concessions prove to be enough […]

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Water shutoff avoided: Mobile home park owner agrees to deal with village

Mobile Home Park

  The owner of a mobile home park who owes tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid water bills has reached an agreement with the Village of Whitehall averting the shut off of water to dozens of residents. The Village Board of Trustees last month ordered a park-wide shutoff if it could not reach an […]

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Village of Whitehall seeks partial abatement of bill; Dam property sold

Pike Brook Dam

The village plans to ask for the partial abatement of expenses related to the replacement of a sewer line completed earlier this fall. The board of trustees will ask Cutting Edge, the company that completed the work, to reduce the village’s $51,000 bill by $4,000. Officials claim that figure represents the amount of money the […]

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Classifieds 03/25/14

Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

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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

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

Whitehall Elks honor three for service

New Elks officers are sworn into office

By Dan King Ken McKee, an old Whitehall Elk, used to tell his kids that the acronym BPOE stood for […]

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 […]