Hornellsville Highway Employee Celebrates 40 Years on Job

June 11th, 2019

ARKPORT, NY – The Hornellsville Town Board held a special ceremony before the regular meeting for long time highway employee Mike Bracken. “He’s been with us since June of 1979,” said Highway Superintendent Jason Emo, “We thought it would be appropriate to recognize that and present him with a plague.”

Emo added that Bracken still has no plans to retire in the near future, “I think he plans on coming to work as long as his wife will let him,” Emo chuckled. Emo has 4 employees working under him as Highway Superintendent for the Town of Hornellsville.

Arkport Firefighter Bill Robinson was also at the meeting and laid out the schedule for this year’s Arkport Summerfest and request an annual donation. According to Robinson, this year’s theme will be “Arkport Summerfest fights Cancer of all Colors,” and will kick off the weekend of the 12th through the 14th in July.

Some new things will also be in store for the event such as live music on Friday and Saturday night instead of a DJ and there will be a parade on Saturday morning starting 11am and fireworks that evening at 10pm. Robinson encourages everyone to come out and show support against the fight against cancer.

And finally Town Clerk Sharon Ames reported that the dog licenses keep pouring in as a result of the new dog census, with 155 sold last month alone bringing in $1225 in revenue. “To date, we have sold a total of 244 new dog licenses, and have 944 active licenses in the system,” said Ames.