Tag Archives: Municipalities

Board considering tax-cap override

The town board discussed a local law that would override the state’s tax cap which prevents municipalities from increasing the tax levy by more than two percent in a given year. The board proposed the law at their monthly board meeting on Oct. 12. The law, if it’s approved, would give the town the right […]

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Insurance company tells village no coverage

Insurance agent: village ‘rolled dice’   The village may have to pay more than $500,000 in flood-repair costs, following a decision by Trident Insurance. Village officials are upset and weighing possible responses. Members of the village board peppered representatives from their insurance local agency, Cool Insurance Agency Inc., with questions Monday demanding to know what […]

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Government students visiting local meetings

A group of local students is learning about government one meeting at a time. Over the course of the last month, village and school clerks have seen an up tick in attendance as seniors atWhitehallHigh Schoolhave begun frequenting the monthly meetings of local municipalities and the school board. Last month a few dozen students attended […]

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‘Found’ money could lead to more playing fields

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Although in the early stages, the Hartford Town Board hopes a move made June 14 will eventually provide more places for the town’s youth to play. The board unanimously approved a motion to proceed with improving the language in a potential agreement between the board and the Hartford School District which could result in leveling […]

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Village adopts budget with 3 % tax hike

New Granville Mayor Brian LaRose kicked off his first year in office by joining the other village board members in passing a budget which will increase taxes while maintaining services. The $1.31 million budget includes a 3.13 percent tax increase on a tax levy of $968,370. The village tax rate will be $8.92 per $1,000 […]

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Costly salt

The purchase of additional salt for the remaining portion of winter weather could get expensive for Granville, highway superintendent John Tanner said Thursday night. “Well I guess it’s pretty much common knowledge what we’ve been up to since the last meeting,” Tanner said. Highway crews having been busy with the roads but have managed to […]

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Sludge disposal costs to rise

The ripple effect of a potential Environmental Protection Agency fine on the Washington County Sewer District will include increased costs for the village of Granville, officials learned recently. Appearing at the Jan. 3 meeting of the village board, sewer district executive director Joseph Brilling told the board a capital project will be required to get […]

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Village, Town seek sidewalk grant

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Even before the Mettowee River Revitalization Plan was adopted Monday night, the Granville Village Board took action in conjunction with the town seeking funds for one of the projects mentioned within the development plan. Among the recommendations within the revitalization plan was a call to improve sidewalks within the village to make getting around easier […]

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Kirtland Street issues discussed

The Whitehall Village Board revisited Kirtland Street at its Nov. 15 meeting, again looking for a way to resolve a concern. This time, it was over the fact that the speed limit was too slow. Under New York State Law, municipalities can only lower a speed limit to 25 mph on their roadways, unless the […]

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Town hall deal pitched

Another site has been proposed for the new town and village offices, but the officials who may make the final decision are not overly eager to pursue it.   The latest option was pitched by Dick Emerson, the owner of The Line Townhouses in Whitehall.       (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

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 […]