Question Raised On Use Of Pesticide

The Town of Bridgewater Board met Thursday evening to discuss new business.


Town of Bridgewater Zoning Board Chair Diedra Williams spoke to the Board with concerns from a resident about pesticide use. Town Attorney Matt Fanelli advised filing a Freedom Of Information request with the concerns.


Town of Bridgewater Assessor Bernie Szarek led a discussion about the particulars of pesticide use and management.


Town of Bridgewater Planning Board Chair Destiny Davis said the Planning Board could not field a quorum for their April meeting and were scheduled to meet May 17. Davis said she and Town Supervisor Dale DeKing did a walk through to discuss ideas and additions.


Water Department Representative Jerry Parry reported five new customers were added in April. One property's water was turned on. Parry said all the pipes are running the way they're supposed to.


Boardmember Christopher Haar asked Zoning/Codes Enforcement Officer Pat Baron about the compliance of a junkyard. Baron said the yard was currently in compliance but had yet to contact the Planning Board for the specifics requirements and limitations.


Fanelli reported the case with the Town of Marshall is being pushed to move forward before the end of May.


The Board held a discussion about dog licensing late fees.


The Board held a discussion about drainage and pond limits in the Town.


The Board approved a resolution on hazard mitigation.


DeKing said a Bicentennial Celebration Committee is forming and looking for members.


The Town Movie Night is tentatively scheduled for Aug. 20.


One Building Use permit for the Town Hall was issued for a graduation party.


The Board held a discussion about purchasing speed signs.


The refrigerator in the Town building broke and a new refrigerator needs to be purchased.


The Board approved a resolution authorizing the payment of the Water ($52,891), General ($12,372.23), and Highway ($9,247.21) bills.



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