Palmyra Town Board Thurs., July 24, 2014

The meeting of the Palmyra Town Board Meeting took place on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Palmyra Town Hall. All board members except for Councilman Pipitone were present.

Supervisor Ken Miller announced that the New York State Department of Transportation sent a request for a letter of support from the town board regarding the DOT’s classification of roadways. The request states that the DOT aims to upgrade the classification of Route 21, meaning increased priority to services such as plowing and maintenance.

Mercy Flight also submitted a request for funding in the budget for 2015.

Michael Boesel, highway superintendent, reported overtime for the highway department on Tuesday, July 8 due to severe storms, with debris having been cleared from several area roadways that evening. Addressing the recent collection of traffic counters from around the town, Boesel indicated that Jeffery Road recorded the most traffic. The board approved Boesel’s attendance to the Fall Highway Conference.

Boesel also stated the the DOT closed Galloway Road Bridge due to inspections conducted on Thursday. How long the bridge will remained closed is unknown.

Supervisor Miller highlighted a report sent from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation regarding a waste management inspection done on property on Garnsey Road by Inspector Mark Amann. The report stated that no visible impacts or contaminants were found  from the property’s previous use as a landfill.

Informational items put forth included a fundraiser dinner for  the Wounded Warriors Program to be held on Saturday, July 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin restaurant.

In addition, Palmyra Town Clerk Irene Unterborn highlighted a new smartphone application called flipforhistory.com that contains interactive programs for users when used at several historic sites around New York State, including places in Palmyra. The program was created by local students from RIT.

Motions passed included Resolution #13-2014 declaring a vacant structure located at 4775 Tellier Road a “public nuisance,” the solution of which will be furthered addressed according to town laws.

Other motions passed included sending a letter of thanks to Hill Cumorah Pageant Cast members for clean up at the town hall and the board authorizing annual manufactured home permits for the town.

The next meeting will be held on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Palmyra Town Hall.

by Betsy Pray