August 8th, 2017
ARKPORT, NY – The Hornellsville town board is still adjusting to the absences of Town Supervisor Ken Isaman and his wife and clerk Sherrill Isaman. Current board member Dan Broughton was given the authority Tuesday night to sign any signatures required by the supervisor and also the control of the meetings. Debra Castle and Elizabeth VanScoter were filling in for Sherril Isaman who is on permanent medical leave along with her husband. Deputy Town Clerk Sharon Ames has assumed Sherrill’s role.
Planning Board head Joe Dick updated the board on the new hospital. According to Dick, the planning board has granted the subdivision. The new entrance will be where the car wash currently sits with new curbs throughout the parking area. The mechanicals will go to bid the 18th of this month with ground breaking starting September 1st. Dick also gave an update on the new Nissan Dealership and assured the board they would be up and running by May 1st of next year.
Town Justice Rich Scavo updated the board on the progress of the renovations on the courtroom and was very pleased to announce that the providers of the JCAP Grant ($30,000) were extremely pleased about how the money was utilized. A quote from a newsletter from an associate of the OCA is as follows, “In all my years working with the OCA I have never seen such a terrific transformation – and it was all accomplished with JCAP funding. The Hornellsville Town Court is now dispensing justice safely and with Dignity.”
In other news North Hornell Fire Chief Mike Robbins reminded the board that the three fire companies in the district are still looking for help in purchasing new pagers. The North Hornell, South Hornell, and Arkport departments are looking for $2000 each that was not included in the original grant. The board agreed to revisit the matter after checking on their financial situation.
And lastly the Hornell IDA will be holding a public hearing Wednesday morning 11am (August 9th) at the Hornellsville Town Hall on the new Hospital. According to Dan Broughton, the meeting will be strictly informational and the public is encouraged to attend.