By Peter Calvert, who virtually attended the meeting.
Present: Councilman Supervisor Wayland “Bud” Gladstone, Councilman Ritchie Gabriel, Councilman Thomas Hall, Councilman Shayne Moshier, Councilman Dale Cole. Highway Superintendent John Bouton, Town Clerk: Kimberly Tosi. MARK Project: Peg Ellsworth.
Martin Donnelly, our former Andes Town Supervisor who passed away in early January following his move to North Carolina, was honored during the meeting for his service and dedication to the community. He worked on both the grant funding and the construction to get the village converted from septic tanks to a piped sewage system, the streetscape program, the Ballantine Park purchase, the Palmer Hill scenic overlook and numerous other community improvements. He loved the area; he left a positive impact on Andes, and he is missed by many residents who knew him.
Peg Ellsworth of the MARK Project is still working on getting funding for a footbridge to connect Ballantine Park with the Rail Trail. Contractors are in need for continued work on the Main Street Program, but this has been a difficult season to find available contractors. The MARK Project seeks assistance to find qualified contractors as funds are available to spend on town improvements. Cedarwood Engineering reports that sulfur odor is back at the secondary cemetery well and further amelioration will need to be done for the water there if need arises for it to be used by the town. The transfer station needs a new roof and the quote of $6,500 is approved with Alpine Roofing doing the repair. Two employees will be kept working at the transfer station until at least October 12, 2021.
Highway Report: John Bouton contacted NY State DOT and requested limiting overnight Winter parking from 11 pm to 6 am in the Hamlet on Route 28 to improve snow removal. A resolution was passed to request signage from the State to indicate this new parking regulation. The F350 Ford Fire Truck was declared surplus and put out to bid. The funds received from that sale should cover the cost of a new 8 ft Poly sander from 3D welding.~