‘Pancake’ hole causes closure A popular shortcut between Granville and Whitehall is no more after damage found to a North Granville bridge resulted in its likely permanent closure last Friday. The Upper Turnpike Bridge rests in a gully about 1 mile from Route 22 and is used as a pass through during the year for […]
Salt licked Granville has used a small mountain of salt this winter, Granville Town Highway Superintendent John Tanner told the Granville Town Board on Feb. 10. Tanner said his crew has used 700 tons of salt with just 50 additional tons available, and can only buy 100 additional tons at the state contract price. Any […]
By Derek Liebig The next time it snows the Hartford Highway Department will have some additional road surfaces to clear. During its monthly town board meeting on Feb. 8, the town board authorized Highway Superintendent Greg Brown to sign a contract between the town and Washington County that will require the town to remove snow […]
Although Washington County has become a winter wonderland for fans of outdoor sports such as snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, the costs of keeping the roads used to get to the trailheads clear and safe are straining the budgets of the Granville village and town crews. Granville Town Highway Superintendent John Tanner said the frequency […]
The Whitehall Town Council started its Nov. 17 meeting faced with a 15.36-percent tax rate increase to fund the 2011 town spending plan. In the end, the councilmen were able to cut the final number to 13.62-percent, but it was not easy. Members of the council voted to not give any pay raises to elected […]
The meeting that left the town of Whitehall with an adopted spending plan for 2011 ended with fireworks on Wednesday, Nov. 17, with several heated exchanges betwwen elected officials and town employees. After the meeting, which saw the board adopt a budget with an increase on 13.62-percent after starting the day faced with a 15-plus […]
In Whitehall, there is no one named “unopposed” on the ballot. In every race for the 2009 General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 3, every seat up for grabs in the town of Whitehall has at least two people running for the position, starting at the top administrator’s job.
Who will replace the roof on the town recreation center? Members of the Whitehall Town Board hope to decide the answer to that question by the end of the week after receiving and opening bids on the project on Oct. 7.