Good Evening Madame Supervisor and Town Board Members:
- At about 1:30 p.m. this afternoon there was a large water main break at S. Greeley
Avenue. Water had to be turned off. The businesses affected were notified. A NIXLE was sent out because this also will affect traffic during rush hour. Our men are out there working to fix the pipes involved as quickly as possible. The Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner expect this to be repaired during the night that water service will be back on tomorrow morning.
- In the 2013 Capital Budget, the Deputy Commissioner of Public Works, Gerry Moerschell, included the painting of the Alpine Water Tank (small tank). After going out the bid the project came in at $414,500 and that work is about to begin. The surrounding neighbors have all received letters information about the work that is about to begin. A preconstruction meeting was held yesterday to lay out all the steps of the project. The anticipated time for completion of this project is 12-16 weeks.
- Speaking of completion of projects, the Train Station floor stabilization project was completed a few weeks early.
- I want to remind residents to be looking for their STAR registration applications in the mail. If you have not already received yours, assuming you have been getting STAR exemption previously, be on the lookout. If you have any questions, please contact www.tax.ny.gov or call 518-457-2036. The application deadline is December 31st.
- Finally, the 2014 Tentative Budget will be on line tomorrow and will be available at the Town Clerk’s office. The Town Board just received its copy. Very briefly, there are three budgets. The first is the Tentative Budget, which is the Town Administrator’s proposed budget as appointed Budget Officer. This Budget is the basis on which the Town Board meets with all Department Heads to come up with its own Preliminary Budget. The Preliminary Budget is presented to the public for Public Hearing. The Public Hearing on the budget is scheduled for November 26th. The Adoption of the Budget takes place in December.
That’s my report for this evening.
Penelle M. Paderewski