Monday, June 23, 2008

Apparently,

in the Town of New Hartford, we're...

At the beginning of the videotape of the June 11, 2008 Town Board Meeting that lasted about one hour you can listen to Joe Yagey give his presentation on the proposed new town offices. According to Joe, "We gave all the departments what they asked for...every department seems to be happy with what they are getting".

A little background...Joe Yagey, former Planning Board Chair, is a member of a 4 person committee that has been looking into acquiring new space for town offices. The other members of the team are Councilman Dave Reynolds, Chief Philo and Hans Arnold, the Planning Board Chair. Concerned Citizens noted the lack of resident input on this committee back a few months ago when the committee was formed, but Joe "pooh, poohed" the idea that residents were a necessary part of the equation.

Later discussion at this board meeting included a couple of residents who spoke about their stormwater problems; one resident lives on Woodstream and the other resident lives on Florence Court. Highway Superintendent Roger Cleveland addresses more stormwater issues later in the meeting.

Toward the end of the meeting you will also hear Highway Superintendent Roger Cleveland ask the board for a motion to extend the 2007 Paving Contract with Barrett Paving for another year. Gee, too bad Roger didn't think far enough ahead to plan to use Barrett Paving for the New Hartford Business Park instead of including the paving as part of the bid specs; it would have saved having to change the specs AFTER the bids were opened!

Don't forget...tomorrow (Tues., June 24th) at 6:00 p.m. in the New Hartford High School Auditorium there will be a meeting regarding the stormwater in the Woodberry/Beechwood area.

1 comment:

newhartfordpeople said...

"We gave all the departments what they asked for...every department seems to be happy with what they are getting".

....but Joe "pooh, poohed" the idea that residents were a necessary part of the equation


That 'bout sums up The Town of NH quite nicely, don't it. What a joke!