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April 9, 2013

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The land is shaped like a slice of pie and cannot be built on, Barcomb said. The town reserved the right-of-way for utilities.

He said Garceau Auto paid for the survey and other costs connected to the transaction.

Equipment: A new brush hog will be purchased from Dragoon’s Farm Equipment in Mooers, which had the lowest bid of $8,295. The town will sell the old machine once the new one is purchased.

Television: Instead of buying a projector for the board room as the council had previously discussed, a 60-inch flat-screen TV was purchased and will be mounted on the wall, Council Member Dennis Roberts said.

“We saved more than half by purchasing the TV,” he said. “We are still looking into purchasing a microphone system for the board room, so I will keep the board updated on that.”

Schoolhouse: Champlain resident Suzanne Moore asked the council to consider assuming ownership of the Coopersville School House of History on Bechard Road in the hamlet of Coopersville.

Eddie Bechard, who attended the former school in the 1930s before it was closed, funded the move from the Lake Shore Road and donated the new site, installed new siding, windows and baseboard heat, and NYSEG hooked up power, Moore said.

She asked the council to visit the schoolhouse once the front steps are in place and said the Schoolhouse Committee is planning a grand opening, set tentatively for June.

Barcomb said the town needs to consider what financial responsibility it would assume should it accept ownership.

Anniversary: Roberts is exploring ways to celebrate the 225 years that the Town of Champlain has been a municipality.

Revenue: At its February meeting, the Town Council reported receipt of a $173,529 check from the Clinton County Treasurer’s Office in sales-tax revenue. That figure included both the fourth-quarter share and more funds, over and above the projected amount for all of 2012.

NEXT MEETING

This month, the council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Town Office. The usual meeting date is the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.

Email Felicia Krieg:fkrieg@pressrepublican.com

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