By Buffy Calvert
Just when you thought you knew where things are in Andes, like where to get your hunting license or dog tag, where to go to complain to the Town Council or apply for a building permit, or, if worst came to worst, to appear before the judge, the well-worn town offices at the east end of the hamlet are flying off to spiffy new quarters in the Andes Pool House, leaving the Court behind. The move should take place by the end of February or early March, according to Marty Donnelly, Town Supervisor. “It must be done over a weekend so that by Monday morning we’re back in business, computers and phones hooked up, files in order, desks and chairs in place.”
The Gazette got a preview of the bright, freshly painted space. The meeting room is about the same size as the old one but will be well lighted with three windows on Delaware Avenue. Tina Moshier, the Assessor, will have her own office, as will Artie Short, the Code Enforcement Officer. Right by the door, you will find the Town Clerks, Janis Lynn Jacques and her deputy, Sharon Drew. Marty’s desk does double duty. It will be used as well by the Planning Board and Zoning Board’s Clerks, at present the same person, Debbie Bene. Upstairs there is ample storage for Town records.
And the Judges: Joseph Grieco and Tyler Gray, and their Clerk, Barbara Mellon? They will luxuriate in the old Town Hall. You will stand before them in the same old courtroom. It will just not double as a meeting room for Planning Board, Zoning Appeals, Assessment complaints, Town Council and Election District #1 polling place. ~