To the Valley News:
With the passing of my term as supervisor, I want to thank all the people who supported me during my tenure.
It was obvious to me that people indeed did want change and progress in Crown Point. The accomplishments were many and some projects will have to be finished by the new supervisor. The island garden on Route 9 has been permitted, Monitor Bay retaining wall should be ready for building, FEMA money has been applied for, Adirondack Architectural Heritage Foundation will begin their study for an Historic District (in an attempt to secure funding for the Knapp Senior Center), and the hamlet expansion with the APA will begin soon which will release restrictions on properties.
I am hopeful the town website will find its way to completion with assistance and direction. We can look forward to the new water meters being installed or repaired and repair or replacement of fire hydrants, an issue that has needed addressing for many years.
I want to thank the Events Committee who provided entertainment and community events with an energy that people loved. We have an excellent Youth Commission leader, Penny Comes, and she needs everyone’s support. Our chamber officers and members are a proud addition to Crown Point and they deserve our support for the good they are doing.
I am thankful for the opportunity to serve my community and to have worked with board members Bob Patnode and Yvonne Dushane who put the people first and always voted their conscience. My gratitude goes to Don Miller, who was my budget officer. Don was vigilant and did an excellent job of tracking numbers and finding the missing link. Laurie Harvey did a great deal of research and was an excellent volunteer in any activity she was asked to tackle. I thank Gary Allen, our water/wastewater operator, for his determination, ambition, knowledge and respect – he is an exceptional employee and the town is very fortunate to have him.
I encourage everyone to attend the town board meetings. You should know where your tax dollars are being spent and all the issues the town has. I will continue to write the monthly newsletter and if anyone would like to receive it, please let me know and I’ll include you on my list.
Happy New Year to all and best of luck to Charles W. Harrington.