By Peter Calvert

Town of Andes Board Meeting,
January 3
rd, 2023 

   Public Hearing: Travis Balcom presented his application for remodeling of the Old Town Garage on Route 28 just outside the Hamlet. He will apply for the Restore NY Communities Initiative Grant in conjunction with the town through the MARK Project. One citizen commented it will be good to revive the relatively dormant structure and the plans include paving and landscaping improvements, as well as town economic opportunities. No other comments were heard and the Public Hearing was closed. Application was later approved by the Town Board for submission in late January.

Organizational Appointments: Al Mohr as Code Enforcement Officer through Dec. 31, 2023. Harland Dye as Planning Board Chair through Dec. 31, 2026. Frank Winkler has stepped down as Chair but remains on the Planning Board as member. Rachel Andrews as Pool Director through Dec. 31, 2024. Dr. Michael Freeman reappointed as Health Officer for the Town of Andes for another year. Town Committees were all re-appointed and The Reporter is the official Town newspaper. Wayne Bank Andes and NBT Norwich are appointed as Town depositories of funds.

   Highway Report: John Bouton, The Highway department plowed and sanded many roads during times of snow, sleet, and ice to keep vehicle travel possible through the area.

Al Mohr, Code Enforcement Officer: Two AirBnB inspections were done during this time and the two Permits approved. Seven building permits were issued, while 15 Inspections and 3 municipal searches were conducted.

Supervisor’s Report: Delaware Bulldozer will begin work to repair water main leak in the Hamlet. Soil and Water advancing on the repair of the stonewall that collapsed into the stream front of the School when the new bridge was going in place. Work may begin after school is out. There is possible movement for the connection of the cell coverage at the Pisgah Ski Tower.~