April 5, 2014

Your Town: Dannemora

DANNEMORA — The Town of Dannemora has approved the sale of its former Town Hall building.

At a recent meeting, the Town Council OK’d a contract to sell the property, located at 1168 Cook St. in the Village of Dannemora, to David Allen of Cadyville for $50,000.

The town vacated the building last December and, in January, took up residence in the new Town Hall at 78 Higby Road in the Dannemora hamlet of Chazy Lake.

At the same meeting:

ORE SAND: The Town Council approved a resolution to hire a local independent soil tester, at a cost not to exceed $1,500, to determine the quality and composition of the ore sand comprising the sand piles in Lyon Mountain.

In addition to using the sand on its roads in the winter, the town sells it to other local towns for the same purpose, Dannemora Town Clerk/Tax Collector Deborah Coryer told the Press-Republican.

The purpose of the study, she noted, is to ensure the town isn’t selling so much of its supply that it could be forced to buy sand in the future.

The town also wishes to determine the quality of the sand, Coryer added, to see if it could be used for any other purposes besides sanding roads.

WATER DISTRICT: Town Supervisor William Chase reported that the state has agreed to fund costs associated with establishing a Chazy Lake water district within the originally proposed boundaries.

These include all parcels of the town located along the north and south bounds of State Route 374 except for the areas along the Plank and Wilfred King roads that the town had proposed adding to the district.

The council agreed to hire Shumaker Consulting Engineering & Land Surveying to prepare a map, plan and report regarding the limited district to establish necessary facilities, estimates for annual operation and maintenance costs, district delineation and boundary maps.

STREET NAME: The Town Council approved a resolution to change the name of South Street in Lyon Mountain to Second Street, per request by Clinton County, to facilitate 911 numbering.

WATER PROJECT: Last Thursday, Coryer told the Press-Republican the town was reviewing bids for the water system for the new town complex and would likely award a contract soon.

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