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Town of Webb board authorizes legal action against owners of non-compliant property

Following a brief discussion at the Town of Webb Board Meeting on September 13, the Board voted unanimously to authorize and direct Supervisor Robert Moore and Town Attorney Richard Frye to take action against a property owner for failure to comply with the local ordinance and state fire prevention and building code.

The action involves commencing with a legal proceeding in New York State Supreme Court of Herkimer County.

The offending property is located on Grove Trail and owned by Mark and Therese Frateshi , according to Attorney Frye.

The proceedings were prompted following months-long complaints to the Webb Code Enforcement Office by area property owners.

It was alleged that the Frateshis were violating local ordinance and state code by using a bunkhouse as a residence.

Following an investigation by Town of Webb Code Enforcement Officer Andy Getty, a notice of violation was issued directing the property owners to cease and requiring them to correct the violations within thirty days.

Subsequently the Town of Webb Code Enforcement office has determined that corrections have not been made, according to Frye.

The passage of the resolution by the Town Board allows the immediate initiation of legal action, Frye said.

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Board receives outside audit of Town of Webb’s finances

The Town of Webb Board passed a resolution at the monthly Board meeting on Tuesday, September 13, acknowledging the receipt of the completed audit of the 2010 financial records for the Town of Webb.

The motion was presented by Town Supervisor Robert Moore and was made a motion by Councilwoman Russell and was seconded by Councilman Ross. Continue reading

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Class C Girls Basketball: Kurt Ehrensbeck named Coach of the Year

Kurt Ehrensbeck, formerly of Old Forge, has been named the Class C Girls Basketball Coach of the Year by the Basketball Coaches Association of New York State.

Ehrensbeck, who has taught Instrumental Music at Harpurs-ville Central School for 23 years, also coached Boys Basketball at the school for 12 years.

For the past 10 years he has coached the Girls Basketball team.

Ehrensbeck said there are 286 Class C Schools in New York state and that his team ended up with a record of 23 and 2—a record good enough to send them all the way to the Championships.

“No team at Harpursville had ever gone that far, so it was a big honor for our girls’ team,” he said. Continue reading

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Councilwoman Russell reports on McCauley Mt. project status

McCauley Mountain Committee liaison member, Council-woman Kate Russell, updated the Town of Webb Board on the most recent improvement activities planned for the McCauley ski chalet, at the board’s monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 13.

Russell said this initial phase will be limited only to modifications that would improve the existing structure with no plans to expand or change the structure of the building.

The committee has met once a month since June, according to Russell.

It consists of Councilpersons Russell and Richard Risley, town residents Loretta Gaffney and Dave Kleps, and McCauley manager, Steve Uzdavinis. Continue reading

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Woodgate Closure: Postal Regulatory Commission agrees to hear appeal

Process gives Post Office 120-day stay against closure, says Woodgate Citizens Community

The Postal Regulatory Commission has informed the United States Postal Service (USPS) that the USPS must provide its administrative record of closing proceedings to the commission before it can open formal appeal proceedings relating to the Woodgate Post Office.

The USPS was notified on Tuesday, September 13.

The notification was prompted by the commission’s receipt of a petition from the Woodgate Citizens Committee, which included signatures from community members and others opposed to the Postal Service’s planned closing of the Woodgate Post Office.

An appeal proceeding, conducted by the commission, under the direction of its secretary, Shoshanna M. Grove, will give the Woodgate Post Office a stay of closure against the USPS for 120 days.

During that time hearings will be conducted concerning the proposed closure. Continue reading

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Work starts for Inlet’s new Youth Commission Building

Site clearing work has started for the Town of Inlet’s new Youth Commission building, with the Inlet Highway Department removing trees and soil for the foundation work to begin.

The location is at behind the Town Hall at the edge of Arrowhead Park.

The planned building, designed by Wolf Enginnering, will be 24 x 24 feet with the second story to include a porch on two sides.

The work will be done by the Town and submitted towards the Local Waterfront Revitalization Grant, according to Town Clerk Patty Wittmeyer

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Changes announced to HEAP program

There are important changes to the HEAP program this year, and a requirement for a full application and documentation of all income with proof.

The total amount of funding has been severely reduced, and HEAP benefits have been reduced for the 2011-2012 year. Continue reading

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