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September 16, 2013

Your Town: Schuyler Falls

SCHUYLER FALLS — The Town of Schuyler Falls is arranging for water-meter installation in its Macey Lane Water District, which will connected to the Town of Plattsburgh system.

The town recently received approval for updates to the Water District from the Office of the New York State Comptroller, and installation of meters can start as soon as the Department of Public Service Commission sends its approval, Schuyler Falls Town Clerk Donna Hamel said.

Garrow Water Works in Plattsburgh has been chosen to install the meters that must be put in every house in the Water District, Hamel said.

A maximum of $330,000 has been allotted for the updates, according to the Town Council’s Aug. 26 meeting minutes.

Also at that meeting:

New truck: Schuyler Falls Highway Superintendent John Rock reported that Highway Department employees were replacing culverts and doing ditching work. Purchase of a tandem truck that will be used for plowing was OK’d by the council but will be purchased in 2014. That money will be factored into next year’s budget, Rock said. A dump box for another tandem truck was also purchased since the other box sustained damaged over time and is no longer usable, Rock said.

Budget work: At the September meeting, council members will receive a copy of next year’s preliminary budget for review, Hamel said. Budget work meetings will follow, with department heads calculating their expenses for the next year. While they have yet to be scheduled, budget sessions will most likely be at 5 p.m. Oct. 7 and 21 at the Town Hall and will be open to the public, Hamel said.

New bridge: In spring 2014, the Department of Transportation will replace the bridge on Route 22B that spans the Saranac River, Hamel said.

Generator: The Schuyler Falls Town Hall is currently without a generator, and the town is looking to purchase one from Town of Morrisonville. “We’re still waiting to find the current market value,” Hamel said.

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