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Indian Lake town eases property taxes for seniors

— •Board members hired Justin Husson as a laborer at the wastewater treatment facility starting Feb. 11. Both Councilman Valentine and Councilwoman Jane Locke commented on the high quality of all the applicants and that the decision to select one was difficult.

•Councilman Valentine reported on the lighting energy audit conducted by National Grid. He explained that the audit resulted in a concise proposal for energy saving improvements, which included a cost benefit analysis. The analysis indicated that improvements in the Town Hall would deliver a payback in 15 months. In addition, National Grid would pick up 50 percent of the cost and the Town would get an additional 15 percent discount if it paid its share ($1,080.39) in full and upfront. The work would be completed within 30 days. Councilman Valentine made the motion to move forward with the work on the Town Hall due to its rapid pay back relative to that of doing work in the Library (40-month payback) and the Parks and Recreation Department (72-month payback) and the effect of the costs on the available budget. Board members unanimously approved the project.

•Board members discussed the desire to arrange an open meeting between the Town Board and the Board of Education. The Town Board will recommend some dates.

•Councilwoman Sally Stanton announced that there will be a meeting of the Indian Lake Planning Committee and the Board of Directors of the Indian Lake Community Development Corporation at 7 p.m. Jan. 16 in the Town Hall on Pelon Road and the public is invited to attend.

The next regular meeting of the Indian Lake Town Board will be held on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall.

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