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A reader wrote in asking that I take the time to remind residents that those trash containers that are sometimes left for several days after scheduled pick-up are not only unsightly, but they are also a road hazard when they are blown into the roadways. Also, with school now in session they can obstruct a driver’s view of children waiting to be picked up by the bus. Please take care of them promptly after your waste hauler picks up your trash.

Our Migratory feathered friends will soon be heading to their winter homes and it may be a good idea to stock up on bird seed to feed these tiny creatures before their flight south.

The Warren County treasurer’s office has informed county supervisors of an “unpaid taxes” scam in which people are contacted by an automated call which tells them they owe taxes and to send the money to a certain address to take care of the overdue taxes. The treasurer’s office does not use automated calling, and the treasurer advises that if anyone gets a call they should call his office at 761-6375.

Hunters will soon be out in the woods again and the activities in the wilderness often inadvertently drive the wildlife onto the roads. Use caution while driving during hunting season.

Town government news:

Here are some important town office phone number and hours: Town Supervisor, Evelyn Wood, is in her office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. She can be reached at 623-9649.

The Assessor’s officers are Thomas J. Birdsall, Chairman; plus Susan M. Baker and Edward J. Binder. All three are state certified, and Birdsall has an advanced certification. You may reach them at 623-4593 or via email at: thurmanassessors@verizon.net. Their office hours are 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday and Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays. The tentative assessment rolls are posted online, and may be accessed by clicking on the link on the Thurman town government home page.

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