At the Feb. 13 Warrensburg town board meeting, town museum director Steve Parisi reads a proclamation issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo heralding Warrensburg’s bicentennial.
Town takes action for pedestrians
At the monthly Warrensburg Town Board meeting held Feb. 15, the panel approved new town subdivision regulations.
Effective immediately, the newly amended subdivision ordinance incorporates aims and standards of the national Complete Streets initiative, which calls for provisions for pedestrians and bicyclists when designing and constructing streets. Roadways in built-up areas would be required to have sidewalks; roads in rural areas could have adjacent gravel walkways.
Also, the ordinance discourages dead-end streets, unless they have provisions for turning vehicles around.
At the meeting, it was noted that the state will be painting the Diamond Point Road bridge over the Northway this year.
The board also set a public hearing for 7 p.m. March 13 to change town law to allow more seniors qualify for 50 percent town property tax exemptions. The proposed change would increase the maximum income for exemption from $12,025 to $18,000 per year.
In other business, the town board:
• Heard town Museum director Steve Parisi read an official proclamation from Gov. Andrew Cuomo paying tribute to the town on the occasion of its bicentennial.
• Approved an Occupancy Tax grant request of $3,000 from Green Mansions Golf Club to promote their recent snocross race and a vintage snowmobiler expo, which is a fundraiser for WAIT House in Glens Falls.
• Ratified an Occupancy Tax grant request from the Warrensburgh Historical Society for $5,649 to fund advertising costs in 2013.
Church sets Spring home party
All in the region are invited to attend the“Spring Home Party” to be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 3890 Main St. Those attending can shop among home party vendors offering such brands as: Tupperware, Camp Chef, Lindt Chocolate, Stampin’ Up & More. Also featured are a cookie walk and silent auction.
Regional arts events scheduled
An exhibit reception is to be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday March 1 for a juried art show in The Shirt Factory artists complex, 71 Lawrence St. in Glens Falls. Admission is free.
The Shirt Factory hosts various art studios and purveyors of various crafts and products of alternative culture. There’s always something fascinating going on in this sprawling three-floor historic building that serves as a breeding ground of creativity. For details, call 907-4478 or see: www.shirtfactorygf.com.
On Saturday March 2 from 2-4 p.m., another artists’ reception will be held at the Art in Chestertown Gallery, located on Main St. in Chester.
This “Winter Light” exhibit features a broad range of artists including a wide variety of media. While you are there, be sure to see Lois Matthews’ ethereal water color paintings. The event is free of charge. For details, call 803-4034 or see: www.northcountryartscenter.org.
On Thursday March 7, there’s the Mardi Gras Party fundraiser at the Queensbury Hotel at 88 Ridge St.
The event, to which all are invited, benefits the World Awareness Children’s Museum. To be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the party features wine tasting and appetizers, music, dancing, and a silent auction of artist-created Mardi Gras masks. For details, call 793-2773 or see: www.worldchildrensmuseum.org.