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Lebanon: Town board to meet April 9

Lebanon town board members will discuss approving the final bond anticipation note installment on their 2004 Stadium International Heavy Duty Truck at their regular monthly meeting April 9, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. in the Smith Valley Community Center, on River Road in Randallsville.

The public is invited to attend.

Town officials will also address options for acquring a new heavy duty truck as part of the town replacement schedule for next year as well, given historic problems the town has had with the 1996 Mack Heavy Duty Truck and the expensive repairs that would be required to keep it in year round service. Town officials have an opportunity to order a truck now and acquire one on state bid at reduced prices, and then acquire a new bond anticipation note bid to pay the truck off over the following three years.

Additional items on the town agenda include:

-- Unfreezing the former Town Clerk/Tax Collector accounts and paying outstanding bills owed to county and state agencies that were not paid in 2006.

--Reviewing the status of the Town Beach. State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation officials have agreed to come down and look at the facility after initially refusing to consider assuming responsibility for its seasonal operation. The state Canal Corporation had declined to assume operation and recommended the town tear down all the structures before turning it back over to the state. Town officials would prefer to see the state operation the beach as a regional facility given all the state dollars invested in the form of grants to improve the beach and added disabled accessible features.

--Bicentennial updates on pending programs.

-- Implementing recommendations of the final report of the Office of the State Comptroller on Town Clerk/Tax Collector oversight procedures.

-- Discussing the status of the proposed fuel production tax in the township that is gaining momentum now that several Chenango County towns have adopted a similar proposal, and the proposal may now have supporters on the Assembly and State Senate side to introduce the legislation.

-- Review of the town budget expenditures and revenues year to date.

-- Finalizing replacement of the Supervisor's computer and adding DSL to allow the Town more rapid access to internet resources and communication needs at a competitive price.

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