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Town's prospects are bright, leader says

Also underway is a project to replace the Tot-Lot playground at the recreation field, Geraghty said, noting that a matching $62,500 grant was received from the state with the Town contributing in-kind services and materials.

"Our goal is to have a modern, safe environment for the children to play," he said.

The town has applied for grants to bankroll several projects in town, including state-ordered sewer plant disinfection and expansion, sewer main extension along Library Ave., and to rebuild the historic Floyd Bennett Memorial Bandstand.

He said the town is seeking to rectify high copper content in the drinking water, which may be a matter of aging pipes in individual households, rather than in the town water system. The town has launched a study with state authorities to determine the source of the high copper levels, and to determine potential corrosion treatments, he said.

Geraghty said that in several weeks, town employees will begin training in the use of the computer equipment associated with water meters, which are likely to be in use for metering by summer.

"If the Town Board approves, we'll seek out grant funds for a new source of water," adding that the board may decide to sell some town Water District property on Alden Ave.

Geraghty noted that despite state aid cutbacks, the town Highway crews will continue to work on road projects and pave roads.

"We did finish the year with a fund balance," noting the town will be saving money up for new highway equipment.

"I will continue to work in the best interests of all the Taxpayers, keep Warrensburg moving forward and work with the Town Board to meet all goals," he said.

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