By Jennifer Weber

Town of Concord Clerk Darlene Schweikert swore in re-elected Councilman William Snyder at the beginning of the Organizational and Board Meeting held on Jan. 5, 2017.

Highway Superintendent Dennis Dains gave an equipment update and reported the Town needs to replace some equipment, including the VacAll shared by the town of Eden and Colden. He received a quote from Gunthrie Heli-Arc Inc. for $14,900 for the repairs, along with additional miscellaneous items that need to be replaced at the cost of $2,952. Concord, Eden and Colden will split the costs three-ways for a total of $5,900 each.

It was reported that the department’s equipment has generally held up pretty well and the crew has been working hard with the recent snowstorms and getting lots of compliments from residents. Town Supervisor Eppolito thanked the highway department for putting in a tremendous amount of time over the last few weeks and complimented the crew on their work.

The town hired Lawrence Crawley as a part-time, as-needed caretaker to assist with keeping up with snow removal and other maintenance in the Senior Center parking lot on Waverly Road.

Eppolito has been working to update of the Town of Concord Comprehensive Plan, which hasn’t been updated since 1988. The Town needs to hire a new consultant after the retirement of Carol Horowitz.

A resolution was passed authorizing Eppolito to proceed with the Advertisement for Proposals and Town Clerk Schweikert to publish the Advertisement for Proposals and comply with the requirements of the Notification of Minority/Women Business Enterprises, since this contract will be funded wholly or partially with federal funds.  Proposals are due Jan. 27. Eppolito, Town Engineer Mark Alianello and a second board member will review the proposals and schedule interviews.

The board accepted the resignation of Michael F. Barone as Deputy Town Attorney and Deputy Town Prosecutor.  Attorney Barone has served the Town of Concord for over three decades and the Board thanked him for his service.

Brian F. Attea, Attorney, was appointed in his place as Deputy Town Attorney and Deputy Town Prosecutor.

Other appointments approved at the organizational meeting included:

Deputy Supervisor – James M. Krezmien

Town Historian –David Batterson

Tax Collector/Registrar – Darlene G. Schweikert

Assessor Chairman – Dawn M. Martin

Code Enforcement Officer – Al Pirro

Town Attorney/Prosecutor –Deborah M. Barone

Deputy Town Attorney/Prosecutor – Brian F. Attea

For a complete list of all appointments please visit the Town of Concord Web Site

The next Town of Concord Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall located at 86 Franklin Street, Springville.