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New Richfield Supervisor Runs First Meeting

At the reorganizational meeting for the Town of Richfield last month, newly-elected Supervisor Dan Sullivan led the Board through a number of reappointments.

Among those were setting the official newspaper at the Oneonta Daily Star, banks as NBT and Bank of Utica and that the regular meeting of the Board will be at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of the month.

The Highway Superintendent can spend up to $1,000 per purchase without approval from the board.

Cindy Klemm was appointed to manage the town’s website. Although no payment is given for this, Board members discussed creating a salary in the future.

Fred Culbert was appointed to the Board of Assessment Review for a five-year term.

Maggie Young was appointed town historian and Registrar of Vital Statistics.

Sullivan and Councilman Larry Frigault will oversee arrangements for proposed improvements and maintenance for Town Hall and Garage.

David Weiss was appointed Dog Control Officer.

Christine Corrigan was appointed Zoning Control Officer.

Janet Sylvester was appointed to the Planning Board as chairperson and David Simonds was appointed to a one-year term.

Marge Walters stepped down from the Zoning Board of Appeals after many years. Tom Richvalsky was appointed to a five-year term on the ZBA and Fran Enjem to a one-year term.

A public hearing was set as part of the January meeting for the renewal of the fire and ambulance contract.

During public comment, Bill Klemm said the board needs to make sure vouchers are signed properly and last year there were issues with that. Klemm said the Supervisor should know when other board members are contacting the attorney so there are not repetitive calls.

Paul Palumbo said he agrees a salary should be attached to the Website Manager appointment and $500 is an appropriate amount.

Tim Proctor will start to replace the missing ceiling tiles in Town Hall after the roof repair is completed.


The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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