Lebanon takes action on water

Goldstein said the town has sent letters to all the property owners and has had responses from about half.

Several favor absorbing the costs and creating the district and several are in favor of creating the district but do not want to assume the costs. Town officials have also received feedback from other town residents who oppose having to pay for the creation of a special district that they would not use or benefit from.

Town officials are slated to meet with other impacted towns (Hamilton, Sherburne and Smyrna) and the village of Earlville on the issue next month.

In other business

Town officials:

Appointed Penny Hughes as town historian

Re-appointed Gary Will to the position of planning board chairman

Re-appointed Dick Kirby and John Koornstra to the zoning board of appeals

Re-appointed Steven Jones attorney for the town

Authorized a 50-cent-per-hour wage increase for all full-time highway employees after hearing an appeal from highway employee Herb Bigford on behalf of the workers.

Town officials adopted the increase with the understanding that the town will be switching health plans in March to a more cost-effective plan and that the two issues are tied together, given the increase in highway employees requiring health insurance.

Discussed options for SOMAC funding in the future and authorized the Town Supervisor to meet with Hamilton and SOMAC official to discuss options for creating an ambulance district or contract for service.

The town also authorized the following town board appointments:

Carol King, Deputy Supervisor and Finance, Ways and Means Chair

Steve Wilcox, Highway Chair

Lois Hartshorn, Buildings and Grounds Chair

Marie Morgan, Personnel Chair

Appointed Jamie Foster to the position of Code Enforcement Officer.

Re-appointed Gloria and Gail Delee to the postion of Dog Control Officer.

Re-appointed Shawn Payne to the position of Deputy Highway Superintendent

Re-appointed Deborah Solow to the position of Deputy Town Clerk/Tax Collector.

The town board meets again Feb. 9 at the Smith Valley Community Center in Randallsville.

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