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Warrensburg leaders pledge to expand recycling efforts

Warrensburg's leaders have decided to boost recycling efforts in town to help its residents save money on trash disposal fees and trim local taxes.

Warrensburg's leaders have decided to boost recycling efforts in town to help its residents save money on trash disposal fees and trim local taxes. Photo by Thom Randall.

— “The town board is committed to doing as many things as possible to decrease the cost of trash disposal for residents,” Marcella said.

Hearing Marcella’s presentation, Warrensburg Town Supervisor Kevin Geraghty voiced his support of intensified recycling.

“Anything we can take out of the burn stream is good for taxpayers and the environment,” he said.

Marcella said she’s looking into other materials that are routinely recycled to generate revenue and save disposal costs. Other municipalities have been doing so by recycling such materials as clothing and books.

Marcella said she’s also seeking to establish a composting site at the town landfill to handle vegetable kitchen waste — which since it’s a heavy component of trash, can be expensive over time.

In other business, the town board:

• Decided that the Marc Bruce Park at the intersection of Hudson St. will be off-limits to vendors and vehicles during the World’s Largest Garage Sale, due to potential damage to the landscaping. In prior years, it has been used as a sale site for vendors.

•Were informed by Warrensburgh Museum of Local History Director Steve Parisi that conversion to energy-saving lights will slash their electric bill — underwritten by the town;

•Received a letter from John Franchini requesting a position on the town planning board, and set a date of Sept. 24 for an interview for the post;

•Reaffirmed its resolve to enforce rules of no parking of tractor-trailers, trailers, or recreational vehicles on streets during the World’s Largest Garage Sale. The board emphasized that private property owners who host vendors with such vehicles must provide appropriate, legal spaces for them off public thoroughfares.

• Announced that they fully support Town Assessor Greg Klingler’s new postcards depicting Warrensburg, but Supervisor Geraghty said they can’t be put out for sale at the town hall because it would benefit a private enterprise. Geraghty continued that shortly they will be available at other retail locations and convenience stores;

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