Tag Archives: Code Enforcement

Village will soon say good-bye to fire pile

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By Jaime Thomas After sitting untouched for nearly six months, the pile of debris left over from the Nov. 12 fire on Main Street should soon be gone. Russ Kiggins, of Washington County Code Enforcement, said he thinks removal of the rubble could begin as soon as the end of this month. “The settlement is […]

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Meeting house demolished

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By Jaime Thomas Where the Quaker meeting house once stood there is now nothing but tire ruts and rubbish. The nearly 200-year-old building, which also served as a schoolhouse until the 1950s, was demolished Tuesday afternoon. An excavator began with the front porch and eventually moved on to the main body of the building, which […]

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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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Unsafe building closes portion of Main Street

A portion of Main Street will remain closed until a building that has been deemed "structurally unsafe" is remedied. There is currently no timetable for its reopening.

A portion of Main Street will be closed indefinitely after part of the façade of a partially demolished building fell into the roadway last week. Mayor Peter Telisky said a number of bricks fell from the old Chase building (located near Lock 12) onto the sidewalk Friday morning, prompting officials to close the street amid […]

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Code violations concern officials

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The village is stepping up efforts to address property maintenance violations and has asked for the assistance of local law enforcement in enforcing the junk and abandoned vehicles law. For the past several weeks, the Whitehall Police Department, in coordination with village code enforcement, has been issuing notices of violation to local property owners who […]

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Community Calendar 5/3/12

  Thursday May 3   Seminars WASHINGTON COUNTY The Washington County LDC will offer the following seminars: Agri-Planning, Thursday, May 3 (free); USDA, Wednesday, May 23 (free); and NYMIR: Certification Hours Course for Planning/Zoning Board Members and Code Enforcement, May 23 ($20). Reservations are required with Sandy Hayes at 518-746-2290.   Kindergarten HARTFORD Kindergarten Registration […]

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Flood damages to public property nearly $1 million

Taking into account strictly the damage done to public property, officials are saying initial estimates place the damage close to $1 million. Village clerk Rick Roberts reported touring the village with an insurance adjuster on Labor Day getting preliminary estimates for damage of from $650,000 to around $750,000. No damage estimates for private property have […]

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Village eyes 3% tax hike

Zero base/sum workshops yield 2.95 increase The Granville village board expects to present to the public a budget with a nearly three percent increase in village taxes when they hold their monthly meeting on Monday, March 2. (more…)

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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

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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

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