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Warrensburg takes action on behalf of pedestrians

Warrensburg Town Board member John Alexander (right) reads an inscription on a gold watch as he presents it on behalf of the town to Dave Hall (left), paying tribute to his 32 years of dedicated service to the local citizenry. Hall retired from the position in December.

Warrensburg Town Board member John Alexander (right) reads an inscription on a gold watch as he presents it on behalf of the town to Dave Hall (left), paying tribute to his 32 years of dedicated service to the local citizenry. Hall retired from the position in December. Photo by Thom Randall.

— At the monthly Warrensburg Town Board meeting held Feb. 15, the panel approved new town subdivision regulations.

Effective immediately, the newly amended subdivision ordinance incorporates aims and standards of the national Complete Streets initiative, which calls for provisions for pedestrians and bicyclists when designing and constructing streets. Roadways in built-up areas would be required to have sidewalks; roads in rural areas could have adjacent gravel walkways.

Also, the ordinance discourages dead-end streets, unless they have provisions for turning vehicles around.

At the meeting, it was noted that the state will be painting the Diamond Point Road bridge over the Northway this year.

The board also set a public hearing for 7 p.m. March 13 to change town law to allow more seniors qualify for 50 percent town property tax exemptions. The proposed change would increase the maximum income for exemption from $12,025 to $18,000 per year.

In other business, the town board:

• Heard town Museum director Steve Parisi read an official proclamation from Gov. Andrew Cuomo paying tribute to the town on the occasion of its bicentennial.

• Approved an Occupancy Tax grant request of $3,000 from Green Mansions Golf Club to promote their recent snocross race and a vintage snowmobiler expo, which is a fundraiser for WAIT House in Glens Falls.

• Ratified an Occupancy Tax grant request from the Warrensburgh Historical Society for $5,649 to fund advertising costs in 2013.

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