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Newcomb Town Board notes

NEWCOMB The Oct. 30 meeting of the Newcomb Town Board was called to order at 7 p.m. First on the agenda, the minutes were reviewed and approved along with the audit of claims. Then a resolution was authorized for the Supervisor of the Town of Newcomb to execute USDA grant fund documents. Next , the Board approved to place an advertisement in the Newcomb School Yearbook Echo 2008. Then Canon discussed that he would be meeting with Aspland/Brooks lawyers for the Goodnow Flow Association. The lawyers are working on putting together a separate tax district for the Goodnow Flow in order to pay for a new dam that the Association wants to build. Next, a proposal was made to look into purchasing a mini excavator for the Newcomb Highway Department. Then Canon discussed a letter he received from a company that stated they were interested in buying the towns scrap metal and would pay top dollar. Therefore, the Board should look into obtaining a contract with the scrap metal company. Next, Canon stated that anyone interested in purchasing wine or beer left over from the High Peaks Clubhouse can see him. Next, a letter was presented that was sent from the Director of Parks and Recreation of Huntington , Long Island. Mr. Don McKay stated that he was impressed with the maintenance of the fairways and greens at the High Peaks Golf Course and the staff at the Club House were friendly and courteous. Then an article was presented that was written in the New York Times on Oct. 29. It stated that Mr. Carr, who is head of the Nature Conservancy, has many decisions to make in regards to the disbursement of 161,000 acres he is in charge off and that they will be logging the land for the next twenty years. Next, a proposal was made to authorize Mr. Bob Lilly to develop a web site for the High Peaks Golf Course. Then approval was made for the Highway Department to subcontract for support services to New York State in connection with control of snow and ice on state highways. The meeting was adjourned at 8 p.m.

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