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March 6, 2014

Town of Bombay awards funds toward projects

BOMBAY — The Bombay Town Council approved use of $198,357 in casino compact funds at a recent meeting, including $60,000 for a new park pavilion at the Recreation Park.

No details on the project had been firmed up as of the Feb. 12 meeting, though John Carr of Blue Mountain Engineering discussed it, along with expansion of the Municipal Building parking lot, Town Court renovations and salt and sand storage, according to meeting minutes.

The funding comes from the town’s share of slot-machine profits from the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino.

Bombay will donate $10,000 of that money to the Fort Covington Adult Center, which also serves Bombay and Westville.

That facility will get new lighting and flooring. 

The Town Council also OK’d other expenditures from the funding, including $57,000 for a Bombay Volunteer Fire Department tanker; $40,000 for roadside maintenance, to include mowing and chipping; $22,000 for administrative office equipment and software upgrades; and $9,357 for a propane generator for the Municipal Building.

RESIGNATIONS

Bombay also has a new town councilor.

Following a letter of resignation from Councilor Mary Lacerenza, the council appointed Mike Kelley to serve out the remainder of 2014.

The position will be up for vote in November.

Peter Ghostlaw resigned his position as code enforcement officer, so Robert Rowe was appointed to fill the post until the Town Council conducts interviews and chooses a permanent replacement.

APPOINTMENTS

In other business at recent meetings, the Town Council reported or took action on various items:

Maintenance contract: The Town Council contracted with Terry Reed for maintenance on town property at a cost of $18 per hour, with a minimum of eight hours a week. He will be responsible for purchasing and maintaining liability insurance for an amount of no less than $300,000.

Appointments: Chris Jock was appointed deputy supervisor; Richard Edwards was named attorney for the town; Aaron Durant was appointed deputy superintendent of highways; and RJ Accounting was hired to do financial accounting for the town at $650 a month.

Dog control: The town has contracted with Shirley Morton of North Country Animal Shelter in Malone for dog control.

Town Council meetings are held at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at the Town Offices, 379 Lantry Road, off Route 95.

The next session is set for Wednesday, March 12.

Email Susan Tobias:mcgibby57@charter.net

$198,357 Amount in casino compact funds that were approved recently

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