Sewer expansion, Farmers' Market
parking discussed by town leaders
WARRENSBURG - The town board has set a public hearing for Oct. 13 to hear comments on the map and plan for an extension of the town sewer district on Library Avenue and Library Avenue Extension, Thomson Street, Third Avenue, Fourth Avenue and Raymond Lane.
A public meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at when Town Clerk Donna Combs will present the Tentative Budget for 2011.
More parking sought for Farmers' Market
The Warrensburg Farmers Market held in summer and fall has become more and more popular, and it has prompted parking congestion.
Town leaders have been concerned about the safety of motorists pulling to the side of Rte. 418 near the market to park. Also, an existing crosswalk is seldom used or observed, as patrons tend to cross anywhere near where their vehicle is parked. This practice, due to the Farmers' Market parking lot being quite small, has prompted market and town officials to seek solutions - either establishing a crosswalk, or adding parking facilities.
While town officials had considered moving the market to a different location, Farmers' Market officials objected on the basis that the scenic riverside location was a key factor in its popularity.
The town board unanimously agreed at their meeting Sept. 8 to keep the Farmers Market at this location for a variety of reasons, including the ambiance.
The Town Board is now looking at extending the parking area to the adjacent property.
Dog licensing to become local concern
Warrensburg Town Clerk Donna Combs discussed the state government's complete shift of dog licensing responsibilities from the state Department of Agriculture and Markets to the local town governments. These functions include all record-keeping, plus issuing and tracking license renewals. Towns currently issuing dog licenses will fully assume these functions by Local Law by January, with the Towns receiving most all the revenue associated with this function. This column will continue to monitor and observe what decisions are made in the next few months as to costs and procedures are associated with licensing dogs.
Free Methodist Church to host bishop
The Warrensburg Free Methodist Church invites all folks in the region to attend "Spiritual Event" services at the church with guest pastor Canadian Bishop Donald N. Bastian, a preacher, teacher and writer with vast ministerial experience. Bastian will present four sermons during his mid-September visit, and all are invited to attend:
• Friday Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. - "Why Doesn't God Answer My Prayers Sooner?"
• Saturday Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. - "What Is God's Plan for Marriage?" (Light refreshments served following service.)
• Sunday, Sept. 19 at 9:45 a.m. - "The New Birth."
• Sunday Sept. 19 at 10:45 a.m. - "Holiness."
Ministry in music will be included during the weekend. For details, contact the church at 623-3023.
Joint School Board and Town Board meeting set
Once a year, a joint meeting of the two local taxing authorities is held to discuss various topics and examine the potential of shared services. Such a meeting between the Warrensburg town Board and the Warrensburg Central school board will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Warrensburg High School.
Countdown to World's Largest Garage Sale
One of the nation's largest community sales and the area's most popular annual event , the World's Largest Garage Sale, is now only 14 days from today.
This year the chamber has designated the Health Center Parking lot as the event's official food court. Various food vendors will be set up as well as tables for people to relax and eat.
Also new this year will be live entertainers performing at the Floyd Bennett Memorial Bandstand and the food court. Those of you who have relatives or friends coming in for this event, advise them of the free parking at the Warren County Fair grounds, and to use Northway Exit 24 as an alternate route to reach Warrensburg as Exit 23 is routinely backed up.
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