The brass in Ticonderoga wants to get more aggressive when it comes to keeping up the appearance of the town, which includes making sure those who own property here but live outside the lines are held responsible for how their place looks.
The town of Ticonderoga’s new administration is now in place, but residents shouldn’t expect many major changes.
“We’re in a transition period, we’re still learning how things work and who does what,” new Supervisor Bill Grinnell said. “I shuffled some things around a bit, but there haven’t been any big changes.”
The five-member town board has three new faces in Grinnell and trustees Chattie Van Wert and Fred Hunsdon. They join incumbents Wayne Taylor and Dave Iuliano.
During the town’s annual organizational meeting appointments were made for 2014, most the same as last year.
John Bartlett will continue to serve as deputy supervisor. Amy Quesnel remains clerk to the supervisor, budget clerk and personnel officer. Karla Vigliotti stays on as budget and alternate personnel officer.
William Dolback remains town historian and cemetery sextant. Sue Allen was re-appointed as deputy town clerk. Farrelly Ezzo is deputy superintendent of highways. William Ball was re-appointed building inspector/code enforcement officer. Milford “Buzz” Palmer was appointed dog control /animal control officer.
The law firm of FitzGerald, Morris, Baker, & Firth and Meyer & Fuller was re-appointed attorneys for the town.
AES remains the town engineers. John Deming was reappointed as town surveyor. James Gabler is again health officer. Stuart Baker is chairman of planning board. The Times of Ti remains the official newspaper.
Grinnell also appointed committee chairman for 2014.
Grinnell will chair the public works and contract negotiation panels.
Van Wert will chair the operation efficiency and economic development committees.
Iuliano will chair the buildings and grounds, airport, public safety and parks, recreation, historic lands, monuments, cemeteries and beach committees
Taylor will chair the highway, insurance and library and cable TV panels.
Hunsdon will chair the human services and transfer station committees.
Grinnell, Councilman Iuliano and Public Safety Committeewoman Margaret Lauman will serve as police commissioners.
John McDonald Sr., Steve Boyce, Cheryl O’Connor, Linda Cunningham, Sue Gravelle and Virginia LaPointe were re-appointed to the Black Watch Library board.