Several matters of business handled at this week’s town board meeting
Tuesday’s Stony Point Town Board meeting was used as an occasion to herald the hard work of the town’s workers and volunteers in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy’s devastation. The town had to gather forth record manpower as well as record volunteerism from the community, in order to clean up and help affected residents get back on their feet.
In addition to recognizing the hard work of the community, the town handled several pieces of business. Most welcome was the news that the town would be saving $36,000 on a three-year contract with a new street lighting company. The rates are down $12,000 per year, which is slightly more than 20 percent savings.
The town announced they are waving permit fees for any work to rebuild homes and property damaged due to the wrath of Sandy. Residents still must file the regular paperwork with the town, but all relevant permit fees are suspended for the time being.
Stony Point also announced they have extended their contract with West Point Tours for senior bus trips for one year. The bus company has increased the charge to the town a nominal $13 per trip, from $875 to $888.
In personnel news, Stony Point announced that Fire Inspector Tommy Larkin is leaving the position and will be replaced by Timothy Duffy, who had once served as interim assistant building inspector.
The part-time inspector position pays approximately $20,300 per year, Supervisor Geoff Finn said.