Hartsville Town News

March 14th, 2018

HARTSVILLE, NY – The Hartsville Town Board met Wednesday evening and a number of items were on the agenda.

The town decided it will stop selling prepaid landfill tickets as it had only sold 10 the past year. Any tickets that are left over the town has to eat the cost so the decision was made to let people just use their credit cards at the landfill station. The town only makes 75 cents per ticket when sold at the Town Hall.

A dog census survey will soon take place which will be coordinated by the Dog Control Officer and the Town Clerk. Letters will be mailed to each resident starting Thursday, March 15th to try to get a number on the dog population. The town currently has 125 dog licenses. Also Gary Hadsell announced there will be a Dog Rabies Clinic April 24th, 2018 from 6pm to 7:30pm in the town’s Highway Shop.

Cold War exemptions on property taxes are now available for veterans with the forms at the Town Hall. Any questions you can contact the Accessor Laura Snow on Wednesday’s between 1pm and 4pm or call her cell at 585-734-7129.

The town will soon be conducting a survey to see how many residents are interested in broadband services, and anyone that is should fill out the survey and return it. There seems to be an issue between Charter 1 (Spectrum) broadband and the town about the current franchise agreement and Charter not wanting to pay their taxes in full to the town. The Town would like to turn their broadband services over to a new company called Armstrong, but according to the franchise agreement Armstrong will not be able to run fiber lines anywhere Charter 1 lines currently sit.

The board tabled a motion to appoint Kevin McCaan, Matthew Lawrence and George Porter to the Board of Assessment Review (BAR). Before making this decision they would like to know if a previous member has officially resigned. The positions are appointed for 5 year terms and they deal with anyone who has questions or grievances on their property assessments.

The board also tabled adopting a Procurement Policy after hearing from Deputy Town Clerk Carole Bowles that some of the guidelines have changed and it would be best for the board to review them before adopting one. Board members all agreed that they want to make sure any policy meets state guidelines first.

The board was also scheduled to hear from Marguerite Wells from Invenergy about the Canisteo Wind Project but as of going into executive session she had not shown up.

  Hartsville Town Board 3-14-2018