Town meeting highlights Oct. 21

Sheldon Road Bridge is drivable

Town DPW superintendent Jim Card reported that the Sheldon Road Bridge was drivable. "The asphalt is lined up for next week," Card said.

The Sheldon Road Bridge BAN (bond anticipation note) was also discussed. The bridge work hadn't been anticipated for the 2010 budget. The state keeps an eye on the bridges and notifies the towns when they need to be repaired or replaced.

Doing the bridgework through the town's DPW is a savings to taxpayers, Budget Officer Bridgett Winkleman said.

The work so far has been funded through money in the DPW budget that was earmarked for other projects. It's been a matter of juggling cashflow, this is why the town is seeking the Sheldon BAN

Settlement's Cemetery gains historic designation

New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation sent a letter agreeing to add the Shepard Settlement Cemetery to the state record of historic places. The state also sent the paperwork on to the National Register of Historic Places.

Note, there is no cost associated with being designated a historic site.

Farmer's Market 2010 season officially over

Sue Murphy reported the end of the season and that there would be the usual follow up dinner (Nov. 3) with vendors and town officials to review the season to help establish ground rules for next year.

Lots of lot M&R for parks and Rec

This weekend is the last of the soccer Sue Murphy reported. The fields will all be fertilized. In addition all six baseball fields are under renovations before next year's season.

Pet lost and found now on web

A lost and found component has been added to the town of Skaneateles' website.


Deborah Zennamo was appointed as the court clerk, full time, at a salary of $29,120.

Water department

Bruce Famoly reported that the water department was doing a lot of mark outs. Noting where water lines were for houses under construction or renovation or upgrading internet lines.

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