Rehm also suggested that the town investigate establishing wi-fi connectivity in Bolton Landing, citing a cost-efficient project in a Kentucky town that serves a few thousand residents.
Also, the board voted to bill owners of residences and businesses for new water service installations at the actual cost of materials and labor rather than a set $300 fee as is the prior practice. Full details are available at the town hall.
It was noted at the meeting that Ron's Hardware was to reopen as Ace hardware on April 27.
The town board recently received notification that Adirondack Trailways, the area's commercial bus service, will not continue its service to Bolton. However, Lake George remains as a stop on its route up the Northway.
It was noted at the meeting that Vince Palazzo has an interest to serve on the Recreation Commission.
The state Department of Transportation has notified the town that the Northway Exit 24 southbound ramps will be closed through May 21. In the meantime, traffic is being re-routed over county Route 11 to Route 9N south.
Board member Deanne Rehm said she was pleased that local citizen Thomas Mihalics had been named Citizen of the Year by the Warren County Council of Senior Citizens as well as the Warren-Hamilton County Office of the Aging. The award recognition ceremony, open to the public, will be held May 21.
Supervisor Kathleen Simmes observed that the town Recreation Center is very popular and it is experiencing high attendance for its programs.
It was announced that the Bolton Ambulance Squad is moving ahead with its plans to separate from the Bolton Volunteer Fire Department and become an independent entity. More information on this development is likely to be available in May, Simmes said.
The squad is now making arrangements to have paid staffing during the summer months. The squad may be seeking some financial assistance for this service enhancement, board members said. This new staffing arrangement will be evaluated by the squad at summer. This fall, the squad will be evaluating the situation to see if the new staffing has been beneficial and cost-efficient, Simmes said.