The View From The Supervisor’s Desk
By Laurie Willow
From Issue 14: Spring 2012
What are the issues and actions occupying the staff at the Gardiner Town Hall these days? Supervisor Carl Zatz (left) has put a focus on communication. He feels it is important that as many avenues as possible are employed to inform Gardiner residents about the doings of their town. To this end, Carl is further developing the Town of Gardiner website (www.townofgardiner.org) and is adding the additional venues of Facebook and Twitter.
Facebook and Twitter are sources of ongoing information and material and are updated often. Visit www.facebook.com/pages/Town-of-Gardiner-NY/323436187677374.
Twitter is an efficient way to communicate a short message (maximum 140 characters) to a mass audience. Tweets can be delivered to mobile phones, pad devices or computers. To receive notifications you first have to set up a Twitter account of your own, which is a 60-second job, then become a “follower of the Town of Gardiner.” To sign up for Twitter go to www.Twitter.com.
Other items on the Supervisor’s current radar screen are:
Sidewalks (Project 80.38): The first section of sidewalks, which will go from the Library down the Rail Trail and west to the Reformed Church, will soon be put out to bid.
Sidewalks (Project 80.2): This section goes from Town Hall to the Rail Trail and is in the process of finalizing New York State Approvals.
Cell tower: (See article on Page 4)
Ohioville Acres (formerly a project of the late Barney Hansen): During a public hearing in March the Town Board considered the request of Ohioville Acres for the formation of the Ohioville Acres Water Transportation Corporation, a company that would serve the 135 residential lots and one neighborhood commercial retail/office lot situated on the 264.7-acre Ohioville Acres Subdivision in the Town of Gardiner [S/B/L #94.002-1-3]. The Board deliberated and approved both the Water Transportation Corporation and the stormwater management agreement.
Campground on Route 44/55: This project is in an ongoing controversy between the neighbors and the developers. The Town of Gardiner has yet to ascertain the jurisdiction needed to weigh in.
Financial controls: Town of Gardiner audits are in progress.
FEMA funds: applications are pending for Federal Emergency Management Funds for the pole barn and various roads that were damaged in Hurricane Irene.