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Concord Town Board approves spring cleanup, summer mowing bids

By Alex Simmons

At its regular April 11 meeting, the Concord Town Board accepted several reports from town departments for the month of March.

The Code enforcement officer said there were nine new building permits for the month of March and several current permits are being polished.

The dog Control Officer said there were 15 summons served and two dogs picked up and returned to owners. Phone calls have been made to ensure licenses are being obtained.

The Town Clerk reported that birth certificates and death certificates brought in $4,284.56 in March. Additionally, Justice Frank took in $10,230 to the town and Judge Gibbins $9,004.

Highway Superintendent Dennis Danes said between March 9 and April 3, the department has been out plowing and or sanding a total of seven days, adding he is “hoping the season is over.”

The department switched the main plow from truck 18 to truck 15. The spare plow was put on truck 18 for sale as surplus on AuctionsInternational.

Highway Department employees have been making road sign repairs and spring road assessments. Equipment for spring road sweeping has been serviced and prepped and road clean up started on April 2 and was completed April 8.

“The guys did a fantastic job, with the weather this year we got out early and got a lot of stuff cleaned up and have gotten a lot of compliments from residents already,” Danes said.

Council member Philip Drozd said the fire department is making plans for their Car Crafter Show event on July 21. There is also tool auction raffle going on now.

 

IN NEW BUSINESS, a new hearing was set to appoint a new flood law, which will take place at 6:30 p.m. prior to the next scheduled town board meeting May 9.

The award for the spring trash pick up went to Waste Management.

The mowing bid went to ST&J’s Lawn Care and Landscaping from West Valley with Scott Summers as the rider. He bid for Mortons Corners, East Concord and Spaulding road cemeteries and the Concord Senior Center.

The board determined that Summers does have adequate equipment to complete these jobs. It was also noted that ST&J’s has been mowing the “zombie houses” in the village of Springville.

Summers comes highly recommended by Liz Melock as he did a great job with these houses, received no complaints and was always on top of getting these lawns mowed.

Next, Town Supervisor Cyde Drake thanked Darlene Schweikert and Stephanie Bacon for their “vital services they perform and their exemplary dedication to the communities they represent.” The Town Board recognized the week of May 5 through 11 as Municipal Town Clerks week.

Drake also said Schweikert received “Clerk of the Year” from the Town Clerk Association.

The board also accepted with regrets the resignation of the cleaner at the senior center. They discussed hiring a new cleaner in conjunction with the assistance of SASI who would assist in training.

Spending highway funds to “crack seal” as usual, stone and chip West Hoffman, South Hoffman, Morton, Pritchard, Kaiser, East Avenue extension and White streets as well as culvert pipe replacement, asphalt replacement and general repairs as needed was approved.

Much of the cost will be based on the 2019 oil index. Mutual aid with the towns of Sardinia and Colden is hoped for to make improvements beginning in June to roads and trails at Crane Ridge as well.

Additionally, the board discussed the improvement of street lamps to include LED lights on various roads in the town of Concord.

The next scheduled meeting of The Concord Town Board will take place on May 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at The Concord Town Hall.

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