Town of Hornellsville to Adopt Another Road

August 14tth, 2018

ARKPORT, NY – At Tuesday evenings monthly meeting of the Town Board three resolutions were passed.

The first was an adoption of Country Crossing Lane into the Hornellsville district. The road is located at the end of the bike trail next to Beans Crossing. By adopting it, the town takes over all plowing and maintenance responsibilities.

The other two resolutions were budget modifications for the month and to authorize Town Clerk Sharon Ames to go through and arrange and dispose of old files.

Ames also reported that revenue for the month in building permits, licenses etc was $26,599, and the court took in $13,247. Of the monies the court takes in, the town only gets to keep around $3,800 and the county gets the rest.

And finally the town is currently at odds with the state over the application of salt brine to roadways. The town has in the past used the salt brine for dust control and road stabilization but since April 1st the state has put a stop to it.

“The state is getting ridiculous,” said Highway Superintendent Jason Emo, “We have a valid permit to haul and apply it that’s pretty much useless. The town paid over $500 for both permits so that was a total waste of money.”

“We have to send a sample of it in every year (used to be 5 years) and the state analyzes it, and if it doesn’t meet their specifications, we can’t use it. Basically they want us to dilute it to the point where it’s ineffective.”