June 17, 2014

Of Interest: June 17, 2014

City of Plattsburgh hydrant program starts today

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh City Fire Department is beginning its fire hydrant water flow program today and will, over the next few weeks, inspect every hydrant in the municipality.

The inspections will take place between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, with the streets where the hydrants are located published in the Press-Republican.

Each hydrant will be opened for three to five minutes as part of the process. Because the water in the system will be stirred up, it may be cloudy or rust colored as it flows from faucets.

The city advises users to avoid washing clothes or bathing during test times.

Also, officials advise motorists to show caution when driving past a flowing hydrant to ensure the safety of the Fire Department personnel performing the inspection.

Today’s streets are: Cornelia Street, Healey and Kennedy avenues, Rugar Street, Erin and College avenues, Shamrock Court, Terrace West Way and Sandra and Cogan avenues.


Altona Clerk’s Office to close for week of June 23

ALTONA — Altona Town Clerk Carole Relation will be out of the office the week of June 23.

Regular hours will resume on Monday, June 30.


Jay, Black Brook town councils call shared session June 25

AUSABLE FORKS — The Jay and Black Brook town councils will hold a shared meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, at the Black Brook Town Hall, 18 North Main St. in AuSable Forks.

On the agenda is discussion of several services shared by the two towns.

The public may attend. 


Applicants sought for Rural Development Grant program

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The USDA is seeking applications for grants to preserve and repair housing for very-low- and low-income families living in rural areas.

“USDA provides grants to qualified organizations so they can help rural homeowners and rental housing owners make repairs and improvements,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a press release. 

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