K&J SHOW – The Harrietstown Town Board Responds to Letters to the Editor

The Harrietstown Town Board fights back following their regular meeting on Thursday -

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The Town of Harrietstown Board begins regularly with outreach into the audience for public comment.. Typically there are at least one or two residents hoping to comment, whether it’s representatives from Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, residents hoping to discuss an issue specific to their particular needs, or to bring up a new concept with a proposal to the board, but at their regular meeting on Thursday Evening, there’s a group from Ampersand Bay listening to the discussion but they don’t ask for time during the public comment session. In addition to three from the media, just a handful of Town Employees in attendance to provide updates on the work in their departments… So the board moves right into their regular business.. Step one requires authorizing a set of specific payment vouchers, for the continuation of work at theAdirondackRegionalAirport– The board combines the authorizations into one motion giving the Deputy Supervisor the go ahead to transfer funds… There are 10 authorizations total – all for projects relating to airport maintenance and repair, each with a share of the total being paid by the Federal Aviation Administration..

The timing of these payments may have been coincidence but we’re reminded that the Airport plans an open house this weekend..  Life Flight’s Pumpkin Fest is scheduled for Saturday at 10am  at the Adirondack Airpor in Lake Clear… For many years this event had been held at Mt Pisgah in the Village of Saranac Lake but North Country Life Flight has chosen to team with the Town of Harrietstown and to work with the Airport Management to combine the Pumpkin Fest with an Open House at the Airport..

As for the Town Hall, Councilman Keough reports on the progress of discussions with the organizers of the Farmers Market inSaranacLake.. Councilman Keough says Sometimes people don’t realize how much work goes on in the background. He tells the board they spent a good part of the day coordinating with lengthy phone conversations to be sure all questions were answered

The motion is seconded by Councilman Bevelacqua to approve their use of the building over the course of the winter…  Currently plans are for the group to just use the upstairs and downstairs lobbies..  The groups next step is a walk through tour of the town hall Ed Randig is the Town’s Code Enforcement Officer – He says placements like this are fairly routine..

The Farmers Market, according to Keough was approached by the town board several years ago but never followed through on the invitation. This time, Keough says, the actual weekly expenses, including maintenance and staffing for the building will be approximately $250.00 but there may be a few additional expenses over and above that such as electricity, Heating, and others. They will formalize the arrangement in a future meeting once a formal layout of can be developed for the proposed weekly Farmers Market Vendors.



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