I would like to share some of the things that went on in our town in 2012. It was my first year in office and it passed very quickly. In no particular order: the Town assisted the Sandy Pond Channel Maintenance Association in dredging the channel; we petitioned for the repairs of the Miller Road Bridge which continues to be an issue; snowmobile trails were altered where land owners wanted changes made; Senator Patty Ritchie held a Town Hall Meeting at our facilities in the fall and it was well attended; JCC conducted several computer classes here for a nominal fee; significant clean ups were addressed by the Code Enforcement Officer; and an Emergency Management disaster drill was held here.
We are also moving forward with Water Districts #1 and #2; the Annie Porter Ainsworth Memorial Library, which is owned by the Town, required a lot of maintenance and it is an ongoing project; a dog enumeration was conducted and showed we had over 1100 dogs in the Town and only 855 were licensed; we have repaired many stones in the Town owned abandoned cemeteries; the Town has continued to financially assist Woodlawn cemetery; there have been meetings with the Sandy Creek Village Board regarding the Sandy Creek Fire Department; the Town Board is seeking information on possible town wide garbage pickup as the talks continue at the county level about the closing of the transfer station in Pulaski; the budget was passed with a minimal amount of impact on the taxpayers, a 1.58% increase.
The Town accepted the donation of 14.85 acres of land on County Route 15 west of the Village lines. The land was previously owned by Mary Krakau and was given by her daughter and son in law, Jacqueline and Frank Bowers. It is their desire for the town to do something for the benefit of the residents.