PROGRESS ON MILLBROOK RD BRIDGE
Work continues on the Millbrook Road bridge replacement project. You may recall that this bridge was closed in 2010 due to extreme deterioration and has remained closed since. Emergency services have been forced to use alternate routes as they respond to calls for service in the area. We made resolving the Millbrook Road bridge issue a top priority and are happy to report that we’ve made significant progress. The replacement project is well underway and significantly under original estimates thanks to strict oversight and effective use of town resources to keep costs low. The new bridge will be completed in the fall of 2016.
SUMMER YOUTH PLAYGROUND PROGRAM
Once again this year, the Town of Claverack will sponsor a “Summer Youth Playground Program” at the Town Park on Church Street. The program runs for six weeks, beginning July 5, 2016 and ending August 12, 2016, and is offered free-of-charge to school-aged children (up to age 16) that live in the Town of Claverack. Transportation is also available for a small fee. For more information and sign-up instructions, check out the Town Website.
ROUTE 9H BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT
As a reminder, the bridge carrying Route 9H/23 over the Taghkanic Creek at the Claverack/Greenport town line will be under construction from May 18th through November 14, 2016. A signed detour will be in place. Please plan your travel accordingly and use alternate routes. For additional information, visit www.dot.ny.gov/projects (search Contract No. D900030) or call 866-553-3090.
PHILMONT MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
The Philmont Memorial Day Parade steps off at 9:00 AM on Monday, May 30th. Marchers will parade down Main Street to the Memorial Park at the corner of Main Street and Elm Street where ceremonies will be held. The Philmont Library will offer light breakfast items (egg sandwiches, etc) at the Library from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. The Memorial Day parade is a time-honored tradition in Philmont. Please plan to join us!
A committee was recently established to begin looking at the space needs of the Town Hall and Town Court, and to investigate whether it is feasible and prudent to keep the existing building or if it would make more sense to relocate the Town Hall and Town Court to a new space. The committee, comprised of town officials and volunteers from the community, has held its first meeting and conducted one site visit to another nearby municipal building. Their work and analysis continues. Stay tuned!
Responding to concerns from area residents, we have begun preliminary work to review the town lighting districts to ensure those paying for public lighting are actually receiving it, and to consider where additional lighting may be desired and warranted. Town Board member Maryanne Lee is taking the lead on this project for us.