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

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

  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

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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Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the […]

Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a […]

Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population […]

Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn […]

Increase in traffic hasn’t led to increase in accidents at intersection

By Dan King The intersection of County Routes 18 and 21 in Whitehall has always been a difficult intersection for […]

Enerjazz to conclude concert series

Whitehall’s summer concert series will be coming to a close on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. and to say […]

Cheerleading made an official sport

By Dan King After years of being a club sport and funding all expenditures on their own, Whitehall cheerleaders have […]

State says their own building has code violations

By Dan King New York State Canal Corporation recently stopped by the new location for Friends of the Washington County […]

Storefront undergoes rebirth

A storefront that has stood on West Main Street for more than 100 years has been given new life. When […]

W. Pawlet auction Thursday

The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual auction this evening at the West Pawlet Firehouse, Route 153, […]

State orders town to monitor former landfill

The state has threatened to take legal action against the town if it doesn’t begin submitting monitoring reports of groundwater […]

Silitch named Alumni of Year

A North Granville resident has been named Alumni of the Year at a college recently ranked among the top 100 […]