(Randallsville, NY – April 2013) Lebanon town board members will gather for their regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 8 at 7:30 pm at the Smith Valley Community Center in Randallsville on River Road to consider a contract with Delta Engineering for a proposed road use law, to take public comment on the proposed 2013 road repair plan (attached), establish April 27 as Cleanup Day in Lebanon, open washed road sand bids and consider a memorandum of understanding for the Town of Georgetown ambulance service contract area in the hamlet.

The public is invited to attend.

Other items on the agenda for discussion include:

*Updates on results of the town Comprehensive Planning Committee survey that drew a 40 percent response rate from town residents.

*Affirming Wanderer’s Rest as the Town Dog Shelter for stray or missing dogs.

*Designating April 27 as annual Lebanon Cleanup and Recycling Day which will include the opportunity for Lebanon residents and farmers to dispose of furniture, appliances, plastics, TVs, computers and other eligible products at the Town Highway Garage the morning of April 27. Local churches and community groups are encouraged to join in this town-wide effort for spring cleaning and roadside cleanup of recyclables and trash. The Town will accept up to two full garbage bags of appropriate trash at no cost and will take all recyclables and scrap metal at no charge. The county landfill will supply dumpsters for the program.

*Discuss Town Justice issues including the appointment of Brian Forsythe as new Town Justice who will take the bench May 1, 2013 after he completes training in Albany. Forsythe, a retired state trooper with 27 years of law enforcement experience, will be working with Visiting Justice Ron Hailston of Georgetown prior to that date. Hailston was appointed by the Office of Court Administration to serve as Visiting Justice from March 1 to April 30, 2013 after former Justice John Bartlett resigned as a result of an investigation by the Office of Judicial Conduct, Office of Court Administration and the Office of the State Comptroller. The State Comptroller audit will be continuing and town officials will be investigating the source of the $794 shortfall in the former Justice checking account.

*Discuss state workers compensation coverage requirement for Amish contractors with Code Enforcement Officer Donald Forth.

*Status of the proposed Supplemental Generic Impact Statement (SGEIS) on proposed high volume hydraulic fracturing permitting of extraction of natural gas in New York State.

*End of year AUD budget filings with the state and results of the town Internal Audit Committee, which has already audited the Town Clerk and Town Supervisor and given both high marks. Results of those audits are available through the Town Clerk’s office.

*Discussion of additional CHIPS funding for 2013 and potential additional repair projects recommended by Highway Superintendent Alex Hodge.

*Fund transfers

Town board members will open bids for washed road sand at 8 pm and take public comment on the proposed road repair plan at 8:15. The plan is attached.

For more information, contact Supervisor Goldstein at 837-4152.



By martha

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