Supervisor’s Summary 2011
- Town tax increases were again maintained at less than 4 percent despite major increases in NY State unfunded mandates and health insurance premiums.
- The old library building was historically renovated and opened as the “new” Town Hall on October 15 without raising any additional taxes.
- The Columbia County Sheriff leased the old Town Hall and opened a sub-station, thereby improving the Town’s police coverage and response time.
- The Town’s Summer Youth Program was successfully expanded from 50 to 65 participants.
- The Town Board moved to accept a petition from the Highway Department employees to be represented by the Teamsters Union.
- Almost $20,000 was raised by private donations to support a wide range of community projects.
- Two new businesses opened up in the Hamlet: The General Store and the Crossroads Café.
- The Town website newsletter circulation increased by over 40%. The Town website averaged 1900 unique visitors per month, a 27% increase over 2010.
- The Hamlet Park parking lot was significantly expanded to facilitate scheduling more events.
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