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Warrensburg water system upgraded

Jim Dwyer of J.D.’s Pump & Drilling Service of North Creek and an assistant work on equipment in 2012 as they drill a water well on the property of Countryside Adult Home in Warrensburg.  The well is now online and producing clear, pure water at the rate of 190 gallons per minute, according to town officials.

Jim Dwyer of J.D.’s Pump & Drilling Service of North Creek and an assistant work on equipment in 2012 as they drill a water well on the property of Countryside Adult Home in Warrensburg. The well is now online and producing clear, pure water at the rate of 190 gallons per minute, according to town officials. Photo by Thom Randall.

Geraghty said the new crossing guard would be stationed at the intersection of Elm St. and Library Avenue.

The town also voted to approve a contract with Cedarwood Engineering of North Creek to study the performance of the town sewer plant and determine its ptheoretical capacity, and how it might be enlarged to accommodate future development in the hamlet.

Geraghty reported that the delay in the construction of the new Warrensburg Health Center was merely temporary. It was reported that Eastern Building & Restoration stopped working on the building‘s foundation, due to a bankruptcy. Geraghty said that another contractor should be finishing up the work soon.

Teresa Whalen requested that the board apply for a grant for a firm to prepare a feasibility study on rehabilitation of the town Senior Center, so it could accommodate more uses.

After considerable discussion, the board declined to do so, after Geraghty objected to the action. Geraghty said the town was immersed in a lot of projects at this time, and prior evaluations of the building indicated it would take $500,000 or more to renovate the building properly and make it energy efficient. Geraghty suggested that Whalen ask the board again in 2015.

Town Board member Joyce Reed said she was hesitant to see a rehabilitation project be pursued at a time the public was being asked to contribute to the Floyd Bennett Memorial Bandstand rehabilitation. She said the two projects would compete for limited available funding.

Geraghty expressed thanks to Warrensburg property owners for a large majority of them paying taxes on time so the town was able to pay the county the town’s $2.28 million tax warrant in full.

Town Board member Linda Marcella mentioned that the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce was now surveying World’s Largest Garage Sale vendors as well as local businesses, asking them to provide suggestions for improving the popular event.

Town museum director Steve Parisi told the board that the Over the Edge Quilters group had recently donated a Sunbonnet Babies Quilt -- bearing a design that dates back to the 1840s -- to the museum. That quilt is now on display. He added that the museum’s next exhibit -- to go on display in March -- was one detailing the history of the town’s churches.

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