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Kingsbury board, wood shavings plant still at odds

2013-02-12T14:06:00Z Kingsbury board, wood shavings plant still at oddsBILL TOSCANO -- btoscano@poststar.com Glens Falls Post-Star
February 12, 2013 2:06 pm  • 

Kingsbury Town Board

Meeting

* Kingsbury Town Board, Monday night

Top story

* The town continues to have issues with the Royal Wood Shavings plant in the Airport Industrial Park. Town Supervisor Jim Lindsay said he expects the town will soon follow up on the company’s failure to comply with a court ruling and a demand letter from the town. The company was supposed to put up a sound wall, stabilize an earthern berm and deal with storm-water issues. The sound wall was supposed to be up by Jan. 1. “They have not done anything,” Lindsay said. In addition, a problem that appeared to have been solved has resurfaced. Dennis Kelly, who lives next door to the plant, said the plant is emitting smoke for 30 to 45 minutes, which it is not supposed to do. “That had gotten better,” Lindsay said. “But apparently, it’s an issue again.” Ross Cortese, the town code enforcement officer, will look into the situation.

Other news

* The town entered into a contract with Tom Darflur to develop its own website. The town site is currently hosted on the Hudson Falls schools site. Town Clerk Holly Mabb said the town needs a site it can better control and post various items to because the state is requiring towns to post more, including the tax rolls. “The county has been doing some of that for us, but we can’t rely on the county anymore. It’s something that has to be done,” Mabb said. Lindsay and board member Rick Doyle will serve on a committee that will talk to employees and others who will need to put information on the website.

* Highway Superintendent Mike Graham and board member Paul Bromley have been working on the design specifications for the new town highway garage, which will be at 437 Vaughn Road. The building will have two full-size bays, but as they work on cutting costs, Graham and Bromley have been able to reduce the length of the building by 40 feet, the width by 20 and the height by 2 feet. “It’s smaller, but it’s going to do what we need, and we are saving costs.”

* Doyle asked the mayor and town clerk to look into what effect the new federal health-care laws will have on the town and its insurance for employees. The town’s insurance benefit term begins in October, and the federal health-law requires changes be in effect by Jan. 1, 2014.

Next meeting

* 7 p.m., March 11, town offices

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