AIRBNB LAW TABLED— CLOCK INSTALLATION SCHEDULED FOR SPRING
By Peter Calvert
Town of Andes Board Organizational Meeting and Regular Monthly Meeting, January 4, 2022
Present: Supervisor Bud Gladstone. Councilmen Ritchie Gabriel, Thomas Hall, Shayne Moshier and Dale Cole; Highway Superintendent John Bouton; Town Clerk Kimberly Tosi; Code Enforcement Office Alfred Mohr.
Others in the Town Hall: Eric Van Benschoten; Via Zoom: Adam Rabinovitch, Vinnie Comeratore, Lillian Browne, The Reporter, and Peter Calvert, Andes Gazette.
The Board Councilmen were officially sworn in and Board renamed Bud Gladstone as the Town Supervisor. Frank Winkler was reappointed as Andes Planning Board Chair through the end of 2026 and Harland Dye was made a new Planning Board Member through December 2025. Note: As there were no requests to consider, the Planning Board did not meet in January.
Supervisor’s Report: Three gas companies were approached about installing gas pumps in the Hamlet of Andes. The response was that because of limited sales it might be difficult to achieve. The Town Clock purchase reimbursement from the MARK Project was approved, but monies will not be forthcoming until installation which is scheduled for the Spring. Approximately $150,000 was spent from MARK Project Grant Monies in Andes in 2021.
Highway Report: John Bouton: Highway team has been diligently keeping the roads cleared during snow and ice season.
Building Inspector Report CEO Alfred Mohr issued 6 permits, 7 renewals, and 2 violations. He performed 10 municipal searches and completed 14 inspections.
Old Business: Proposed Transient Rental Local Law [Airbnb] discussion was tabled until March meeting.