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August 30, 2013

Delaware supervisors weigh in on STAR, bridges, radio service

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As for the resolutions, a budget amendment transfer of road funds for the Department of Public Works, with an amount of $250,000 was explained by Public Works Commissioner Wayne Reynolds. “The costly material is liquid asphalt used to seal the roads. We treat the roads on a 4-year cycle as a preventative maintenance.” 

The Board of Supervisors adopted the Multi-Jurisdictional All-Hazards Mitigation Plan Update. “The update is in compliance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA),” explained Kent Manual, Senior Planner, Delaware County Planning Department. “The Plan allows eligibility for future hazard mitigation funding, such as in the case of flooding. The Plan will next go to each Town to be reviewed and adopted.”

The supervisors gave the go-ahead for the Delaware County Department of Emergency Services to enter a contract for purchase of 1.782 acres in the Town of Sidney. The land will be used to erect a communications tower and related appurtenances as part of its communications expansion project.

Authorization was given to replace 2 pedestrian bridges in the Village of Fleischmanns, at a maximum combined amount payable of $437,500 and paid by FEMA.

 “The bridges were destroyed in Hurricane Irene, but they are instrumental in the walking community of Fleischmanns,” said Middletown Supervisor Marge Miller. “After restoration, the bridges will be maintained by the Village, not the county.” 

A unanimous positive vote was made to rescind a resolution that provides department heads the authority to assign county vehicles to staff.

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