Minerva Town Hall
At the Oct. 4 Town Board meeting, Supervisor Sue Montgomery Corey reported that the new generator for the Town Hall was working great.
Corey noted that it has been preforming its automated weekly checks faultlessly and that when power was briefly lost the previous week, the generator kicked on without a hitch, allowing operations to continue without interruption. She said after all the time and hard work that went into the project, “We are all very happy with the outcome.”
A committee has been formed to look into beginning another important project for the Town Hall. They met Monday, Oct. 10 to discuss what to do with the kitchen. Corey said that while there was some thought of having a meal site based in the fire station, the general feeling was that the Town Hall would ultimately be a better location. She said that now with the new generator, it makes sense to combine as many services and resources in a single location.
The town is looking to replace the computer server in the Supervisor’s office, since the current one is about eight to 10 years old. Corey said that it has reached the point where the current server is so out of date that they are actually having difficulty acquiring parts for its ongoing maintenance.
The server provides plays a vital role by backing up all computer data, except for the justices who have their own back up services through the court system.
“Maintaining electronic records is a critical component of administrative support,” Corey said.
The supervisor contacted the Association of Towns and the state comptroller because, as Corey explained, a server for a town needs special security and data maintenance features that private businesses do not. They received a quote of $2,610.50 for a replacement server from Your Tech Source.
The Town is looking to contract a company to handle their e-waste (electronic waste) and refrigerator recycling because a 2012 change in the law stipulated that such waste is supposed to be recycled if accepted into the transfer station. They have received a letter of interest with service and pricing information from JGS Recycling, a company based in the Capital District that specializes in metals, freon, electronics, propane tanks, etc. They are fully insured and both DEC and EPA certified. They currently offer free electronics recycling along with competitive rates for Freon units. The town is still reviewing options for meeting its recycling needs.