THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Athelstane Board Abolishes Northern Joint Municipal Court
Issue Date: July 19, 2018
At its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 10, Athelstane Town Board by unanimous vote adopted an ordinance to abolish the Northern Joint Municipal Court effective May 1, 2019. Present for the meeting were supervisors Harold Tesch and David Jose and Town Chair John Dobratz.
During time for public comment Town Treasurer Greg Reinhardt complimented the road crew for the excellent job done on mowing the grass along the roads. He also mentioned that residents on Flom Road were pleased with the work done on that road.
Fire Chief Scott Durian reminded everyone to clean up the brush around their fire number signs to make them visible from the road.
Reinhardt asked if anyone could get the flag-style signs to replace the old signs. New signs can be ordered at a cost of $40 to the property owner.
Minutes and treasurer's report were approved as presented, and bills were approved for payment. Disbursements for the month totaled $63,389.59. At the end of June the Town's account balances totaled $454,183.47.
Durian reported the Fire Department had one meeting and two training meetings in the past month. They were called to a house fire that they went to three times and to assist after a tree branch fell on an LP tank and broke the gas line.
Durian also gave the Planning Commission report. At a meeting on Tuesday, July 3, with all five members present they agreed to recommend a variance on Taylor Road. Later in the meeting, the board voted without dissent to formally approve that variance.
Kelly LaCount reported the work on Flom Road is half completed and limestone needs to be put on it yet. The new truck is still on its way.
Under old business the board again discussed complaints from John Walsh pertaining to ordinance violations. Mr. Walsh asked the results of the hearing in response to the letter dated December 4, 2017. He was told that the issue was resolved. The fines were paid, the dogs were vaccinated and dog licenses were purchased. They are still working on repairing the fence and they will move the buildings that are too close to the lot line. Meeting minutes state that Walsh still has an issue with building permits.
Under new business, on motion of Harold Tesch the board agreed to accept the contract from Countrystyle Propane at $1.12 per gallon to purchase propane for the 2018-2019 heating season.
Because there is an election on the second Tuesday of August, Harold Tesch made a motion, with a second from David Jose and Dobratz also in favor, to change the date for the August meeting to Wednesday, August 15. All voted aye.