(Editor's Note: Lynn Smith, immediate past president of the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, has volunteered to prepare a recurring column on activities and events in Warrensburg. Smith, who is also proprietor of Al-Lynn's Butterfly Inn with her husband Al, can be contacted at: MrsButterfly10@hotmail.com or by phone at 623-9744. We welcome her valued addition to our community news reporting.)
A warm hello to all readers, and feel free to contact me with any significant event or news you would like to go into this column, including special community parties, life milestones or significant achievements. News of church, club and scouting activities, and school events are all welcome. I look forward to hearing from you!
Valentines dinner-dance set
St. Cecilia's Catholic Church has planned a dinner dance at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 at The Lodge on Echo Lake. Tickets cost $27.50 per person or $55 per couple. The Lodge is offering a choice of Prime Rib. Chicken Picatta, Tortellini or Salmon. For reservations, contact Cheryl at 623-2809, Laura at 623-29-69, or Leigh at 504-4118.
Cleveland home after surgery
Local floral designer John Cleveland is now home from the recuperating from major surgery. Best wishes to John for a speedy recovery. Get well wishes can be sent to John at 167 River St., Warrensburg 12885.
Save on trash disposal soon
At the town organizational meeting Jan. 4, the annual sale of landfill punchcards was set for Feb. 22 - 26. The deal of buy one punchcard, get the second at half price, is offered at least once per year by the town. The cards are available at the Town Clerk's office.
Town sets course for 2010
The meeting also included naming John Alexander as Deputy Supervisor. He replaces Joe Barlow, who was defeated in November's general election.
At the meeting, Alexander was sworn in, as was new town board member Bryan Rounds - who was elected in November. Also sworn in were Town Justice Mindy Fisk and Town Supervisor Kevin Geraghty, both entering another term.
Named as official newspapers were the Adirondack Journal, which has news-gathering operations based in town, and the Post-Star, based in Glens Falls. The Adirondack Journal also received the "official newspaper" designation from the town of Lake George at their recent organizational meeting for 2010.
Kim Monthony was named to serve on the Warren County Youth Board.
It was noted that the Warrensburg town board members cut their own pay by 16 percent and froze the pay of other town officials, in light of reducing economic hardship to taxpayers. The salary to serve on town council was reduced from $5,300 to $4,444 per year.
Plus,planned 3.5 percent raises were scuttled for the town Highway Superintendent, two town justices, the Town Supervisor and the Town Clerk. The town Water Superintendent and Public Works chief, Rick Galusha, voluntarily gave up his planned 3.5 percent raise.
These salary cutbacks save a total of $10,000 annually.