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West Chazy – Sciota - Chazy

 

January 2010    March 2010

Staub Spiegel ~ Supervisor

 

Happy New Year to everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. We have once again completed a very successful year given the challenges of the current economic times. I would like to thank the Town board for working together as a team to make the difficult decisions needed to move our town forward. Many thanks to all the coaches and youth program directors whom have made our summer, fall, and winter sportÕs programs a success. A special thanks to our highway department who have done a great job keeping our roads in shape during difficult winter months.

This year will provide many new challenges. The announcement of the closing of the Chazy Pfizer/Wyeth facility will test our townÕs ability to cope with change. At this time, Pfizer has told us that they are doing everything in its power to bring a buyer to the table. We will do anything we can to help them.

As we move forward, it will be very important to continue to support our local businesses. They provide great services to our community. Chazy is a great place to live and do business. I look forward to working with the Town Board to provide our residents with the services needed at the most reasonable cost.

 

 

Chazy Water and Sewer District

Susan Patnode ~ Secretary

WATER DISTRICT:  The first water bills for 2010 have been mailed.  Please review the bill for the gallons used, if the usage is high, you could possibly have a leaky faucet or toilet.  It has come to my attention that several touch pads are dangling off of houses, please reattach them to your house.  If you have any questions about your bill please call 518-846-7544 ext. 1.

 

Sewer District:  Please do not put solid objects down toilets.  When these substances reach the sewer pump stations, the grinder pumps become clogged and jammed, thus this part of the system is out of service until repaired.   Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

 

 

Leo J. Oliver ~ Town Clerk/Tax Collector

 

 

OFFICE HOURS:  Monday thru Thursday ~ 8:00am to 3:00pm. Closed Friday, weekends, and holidays.

HUNTING LICENSES:  The 2009-2010 hunting licenses may be purchased from the Town Clerk. Please bring an old license or your driverÕs license.

TOWN AND COUNTY TAXES:  The Town and County tax bills were mailed out the first of January 2010. Please let me know as soon as possible of any address change. If you have not received your bill and you do not have an escrow account, please contact me at 846-7544 ext. 2, for a copy of the bill or go online to our Town website, www.townofchazy.com and click on Links then click on ŌView and Pay Your Tax Bill OnlineĶ to get a copy and even pay online if you wish. If you chose to pay by installments, please note that the second, third and fourth coupon is to be paid to the Clinton County TreasurersÕ office in Plattsburgh as noted on the coupon. I will be collecting the Town and County Tax bills until April 30, 2010.

DOG LICENSES:  A reminder that once a dog reaches four (4) months the dog needs a rabies shot and then needs to be licensed at the Town ClerkÕs office. $7.50 for neutered or spayed dogs and $15.50 for dogs un-neutered or un-spayed.  Should you have any problems with other dogs you may contact our Dog Control Officer David Underwood at 236-4135 or 534-3898.

TOWN BOARD MEETING DATES FOR 2010: The regular meeting night remains the second Monday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Chazy Town Hall, with the exception of October, which will be the second Tuesday and November, which will be held on the Thursday immediately following Election Day.

The Town Board meeting dates for 2010 are as follows:

 


February 8, 2010

May 10, 2010

August 9, 2010

November 4, 2010

 

March 8, 2010

June 14, 2010

September 13, 2010

December 13, 2010

 

April 12, 2010

July 12, 2010

October 12, 2010


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Patricia Ayer ~ Town of Chazy Assessor

The Town of Chazy needs a town resident to serve on the Board of Assessment Review.  The Board of Assessment Review is a five member board that holds an Assessment Grievance Hearing the 4th Tuesday in May.  You will listen to property owners assessment complaints and jointly determine the assessed value for the following tax year.  If you have an interest in serving your Town, contact the Supervisor or Assessor and let us know.

 

Assessment Exemptions renewals for 2010 have been mailed to property owners.  For senior citizens, if any property owner is turning 65 before December 31st, or is already 65, and has not signed up for the senior assessment exemptions, contact me at the Town Hall.  Do not forget to send in the other yearly renewal exemptions: Agricultural Land, Income Disability, Non-profit.

All exemptions are due by March 1st 2010.

 

Richard Lewis ~ Highway Superintendant

 

This winter has been quite similar to last winter. Last year at this time we had used 241 loads of sand and salt. This year so far we have used 239 loads. We havenÕt had any big storms but a lot of small ones. The warmer temperatures have helped keep the roads clear of ice and snow build up. We need the warmer temperatures because secondary roads donÕt have the volume of traffic to work the salt to melt the ice. Chazy is very fortunate that the highway crew uses comp time for overtime instead of receiving money. Depending on the year, this is a savings of about $30,000 to $40,000 annually.

 

Our 1995 plow truck spun a bearing and ruined the engine in the first part of January. A reconditioned engine would cost $17,000. To rebuild the old engine would cost approximately $11,000. We were fortunate to find a good used engine from Olin Harvey that cost us $4,000 delivered to the garage. All the work was done here at the garage with our crew under the direction of our mechanic, Steve Stokes, for a total cost of about $6,500. That also included a new clutch and turbo. If it is cost effective, we will send the old crank shaft to be rebuilt and Steve will do a rebuild on the old engine so we will have a spare that will fit in three of our trucks. We had a single axle truck ready to go for a spare plow, but no sander in it. We were loaned a sander from the Town of Chesterfield, so we were back in business with very little interruption.

This fall the highway crew under the direction of Dan Wells and Tim Lamica built an 18ft. by 20ft. salt storage shed. Now we have about 100 tons of straight salt if we get severe icing conditions. The entire cost was $1,700. We traded services with NYS DOT for used scrap guide rails for the frame. We borrowed a portable welder from Roy Forrette of Sciota and a post hole digger from Ray Acoin.

Every one of the Town of Chazy Highway crew came up with ideas that have saved the Town money or time. All this in house work has saved the Town thousands of dollars.

 

Spring is coming!   

 

 

 

 

Bob Cheeseman ~ Town of Chazy Historian

 

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01Can anyone believe that January 2010 is history?  They say, ŌTime flies when you are having funĶ and it looks that is true.  We survived our Quadricentennial  year of celebration, with great satisfaction,  and look forward to a little quieter year, although,  Samuel DeChamplain will still make his presence known occasionally.

 

 


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A group of people from various walks of life including a high school junior attended a workshop given by Peter Martin at ChazyÕs town hall January 4th and 5th, three hours per session. This was done to give the group a starting point and goals to formulate a plan, for Dr. ClarkÕs gift of his home, built in 1813, to The Alice T. Miner Museum, to see if the home would be desirable, feasible and viable for the museum to add to their historical presentations.  The six hour workshop only worked on the desirable aspect to lay the ground work and direction for the group to follow to complete a plan proposal to present to the museum board for their final decision.  The plan is to have the proposal ready for this coming April.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Chazy Library Board has agreed to accept Dr. ClarkÕs gift of his office as our new library. The stone part of this building was built in 1807 by Solomon Fiske as a shoe shop and office for his tannery next door. The tannery building is long gone but it was also a stone building built the same year as the office.  The new location has two things that are greatly needed, this building has more space and it is handicapped accessible.

 

We now start looking forward to 2014 when the bicentennial of the Battle of Plattsburgh will be observed.  We will start this year by adding historical markers of which some will commemorate key points of interest of the Battle.

Bicentennial Countdown ~ Mark your calendars! ~ 2014 Sept. 12-14

Commemorative Weekend ~ 2010 Sept. 10-12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stop by the Town Hall and see the Historical display of ice cutting tools and information provided by Robert Cheeseman, Town Historian with assistance by Patricia Ayer.  It was an important part of every day life before electric refrigerators!

 

 

     We have had many questions at the Town Hall from people asking about the Open Burning Regulations passed October 14, 2009.  These new Open Burning Regulations have been passed by New York State and are enforced by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  We have copies of the NYSDEC regulations that explain the specifics of open burning in New York State available at the Town Hall.  You may also visit the web site www.dec.ny.gov.

 

 

The ScottÕs Rink 518-846-7825 at 52 Macadam Road is having open skating for Town of Chazy residents on February 7 and February 14 from 5pm to 6:20pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch for the CCRS Winter Weekend sponsored by The Chazy LionÕs Club February 17th to the 20th. The theme of the sculptures will be Storybook Characters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Town of Chazy J.C.E.O.

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – the J.C.E.O. is looking for an outreach worker for the Town of Chazy Community Center located at the West Chazy Town Hall at Rt 22 and 62 Cemetery Road.  Please contact JOINT COUNCIL FOR ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY OF CLINTON AND FRANKLIN COUNTIES, INC., 54 Margaret St., Plattsburgh, NY 12901  518-561-6310.

 

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TOWN OF CHAZY CONTACT LIST 2010

 

Town Hall Mailing Address: PO Box 219, Chazy NY 12921  

Telephone: 518-846-7544   Fax: 518 846-8981

Town of Chazy Web Site:  www.townofchazy.com

 

SUPERVISOR AND TOWN BOARD MEMBERS

Staub Spiegel

SUPERVISOR

846-7544

 Ext 1

846-8067

chazysupervisor@

westelcom.com

Jerry Deno

TOWN BOARD MEMBER/DEPUTY SUPERVISOR

493-6302

chazysecretary@

westelcom.com

Christopher Latremore

TOWN BOARD MEMBER

846-7866

chazysecretary@

westelcom.com

Cathy Devins

TOWN BOARD MEMBER

846-7001

chazysecretary@

westelcom.com

Donald J. Trombly  

TOWN BOARD MEMBER

846-7539

chazysecretary@

westelcom.com

 

 

TOWN OFFICALS AND EMPLOYEES

Leo J. Oliver

TOWN CLERK/ REGISTRAR/TAX COLLECTOR/RMO/

BUDGET OFFICER/

CHAZY TOWN HALL SCHEDULER

846-7544

Ext 2

Fax: 846-8981

chazytclerk@

westelcom.com

Susan Patnode

SUPERVISOR'S SECRETERY/WATER &SEWER CLERK

846-7544

Ext 1

chazysecretary@

westelcom.com

Robert W. Cheeseman

HISTORIAN

846-7544

Ext 6

chazyhistorian@

westelcom.com

Robert ŌBobĶ West

ZONING/FIRE/

BUILDING CODE OFFICER

846-7544

Ext 5

493-3024

chazycodes@

westelcom.com

Patricia Ayer

ASSESSOR

846-7544

Ext 3

chazyassessor@

westelcom.com

Robert G. Dunlop

TOWN JUSTICE

 

846-7544

Ext 4

chazycourt@

westelcom.com

Carolyn Meseck-Pratt

TOWN JUSTICE

 

846-7544

Ext 4

chazycourt@

westelcom.com

Veronica Brasdat

COURT CLERK/

PLANNING BOARD SECRETARY

846-7544

Ext 4

chazycourt@

westelcom.com

Richard Lewis

SUPERINTENDENT OF HIGHWAYS

Office:

 846-7130

Fax: 

846-8184

chazyhighway@

westelcom.com

TOWN OFFICALS AND EMPLOYEES continued

David Underwood

DOG CONTROL OFFICER

Home:  236-4135  Cell:  534-3898

William A. Favreau

ATTORNEY FOR THE TOWN

 

 

Wayne E. Deno Sr.

BINGO INSPECTOR

493-2532

 

Thomas Roberts

MAINTENANCE

569-0143

 

David M. Siskavich

WATER AND SEWER SUPER.

846-7544 Ext 1

 

Jerry Marking

WEST CHAZY TOWN HALL SCHEDULER

493-2578

 

John Munson

YOUTH COMMISSION/ RECREATION PARK CHAIRPERSON

493-5566

West Chazy Recreation Park

Thomas Botten

RECREATION PARK CHAIRPERSON

846-7865

Chazy Recreation Park

Adrian Dutil

RECREATION PARK CHAIRPERSON

493-2300

Sciota Recreation Park

Michael Wayne Cahoon

FIRE WARDENS

 

Chazy Fire Department

David Lucia

FIRE WARDENS

 

West Chazy Fire Department

Tim Lamica

DEPUTY HIGHWAY SUPER./TOWN HIGHWAY EMPLOYEE

 

 

Jeff Deno

TOWN HIGHWAY EMPLOYEE

 

 

Danny Nephew

TOWN HIGHWAY EMPLOYEE

 

 

John Patnode

TOWN HIGHWAY EMPLOYEE

 

 

Warren Russell

TOWN HIGHWAY EMPLOYEE

 

 

Steve Stokes

TOWN HIGHWAY EMPLOYEE

 

 

Danny Wells

TOWN HIGHWAY EMPLOYEE

 

 

 

 

PLANNING BOARD/

ZONING COMMISSION

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

BOARD OF ASSESSMENT REVIEW

Thomas Dashnaw – Chairperson

Jeffery Green – Chairperson

Betty Heywood - Chairperson

J. Adrian Dutil

Alex Bechard Jr.

Phillip Beauharnois

Robin Brunelle

Bruce Ladue

Clarence L. Baker

Roger Giroux

Jay Laforest

Joey Trombley

Donald (Tre) F. Green III

Jason Langlois

Vacant