WARRENSBURG-At a monthly town meeting held April 13, Warrensburg Town Board members appointed Kathleen Ferullo of North Warrensburg to the local Board of Assessment Review to fill the unexpired term of Teddy Kalisz, who resigned.
The town is currently recruiting others who wish to serve as other positions arise on the board, and applications for the post are to be delivered to the town supervisor's office.
Warrensburg's annual Cleanup Days will be held April 25 - May 20. Town residents are encouraged to clean up brush and leaves which can be placed curbside according to set rules. Leaves must be bagged, and the bags must be biodegradable, not plastic. Brush must be set curbside with the butt end facing the road. In conjunction with the cleanup, town highway workers will soon be starting to sweep the town roads.
The board approved requests for Occupancy Tax money from the Warrensburgh Historical Society in the amount of $2,675. The money will be used for publicity and membership in Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Town Supervisor Kevin Geraghty announced that the board approved two grant requests, $5,000 each - one for resurfacing the tennis courts at the town recreation field and the second for creating a community garden for residents.
The Town Board approved moving ahead on constructing a pole barn storage structure near the town water department building on Library Avenue. The building is to be constructed with proceeds from the insurance claim on the town building on state Route 418 that collapsed. The new structure would allow the town to clean up the appearance of the Library Avenue site and provide for increased storage, Geraghty said.
It was announced that the town hired two new employees, one for the Water Department and a second one for the Sewer Department.
Town Assessor Greg Klingler noted that the tentative assessment roll is due to be published May 1. The local equalization rate is predicted to be 100 percent, subject to final approval of the state Office of Real Property Tax Services, Klingler said.
It was announced by the town Zoning & Code Enforcement office that six new businesses will soon be locating in town. As soon as the plans are finalized, further details on the developments will be made available. Six land-use and development permits were issued last month and two septic permits were issued - all indications that the local economy is progressing in its recovery, Geraghty said.
It was announced the ultraviolet treatment apparatus at the town sewer plant has been completed and will be brought online April 15.
The town continues to work with the state Department of Health to boost water clarity and decrease leaching of minerals like copper. Soda ash is now being added to the system to raise the pH value of the water to minimize this effect.
Town employees reported that three water main breaks occurred last week. A break on the water main feed line near Ridge Ave. and River St. caused the water to be rerouted across the river at another location. This action cause some high pressure issues for some residents, and Geraghty apologized on behalf of the town for any inconvenience incurred to some households. All the breaks have been repaired, he reported. Several of the breaks were unavoidable, as they were due to the frost receding, town officials said.
The Warrensburg youth baseball league is working on installing an upgraded ballfield at Mark Bruce Park near Fourth Avenue and Park Street. Some trees are being removed for safety and a temporary fence will soon be placed along Fourth Avenue.
A moment of silence was observed for former town employee Wayne Reed, who recently passed away.