At the Sept. 10 regular meeting of the Candor Town Board, Town board member Matt Crowe asked Candor Town Highway Superintendent Kevin Noble, “Concerning the bridge on Doolittle Creek, where are we?”
Noble reported the bridge is still closed, and the state sent out a red flag on the bridge in June because of scouring occurring to the bridge. The estimated cost for repairs is about $4,000, including concrete, labor and blocks. “The bridge itself didn’t move; it’s underneath that the state is worried about,” Noble said.
Strosahl thanked Noble and his department for helping the Village after the wind storm that caused damage and many trees down in the village.
The highway department hopes to finish the stoning and oiling of roads by next week, but after dealing with problems with the paver, Noble said his department may not have enough money to finish Prospect Valley Road.
Regarding the Town justice’s report, Crowe stated, “There is decent income coming in; the judge is making some money, and the paperwork is being done in a timely fashion.”
During the financial reports, a $45,000 transfer to pay for a truck was approved, carried over from the 2018 budget.
Martin Jerzak, Town code enforcement officer, reported keeping busy with two certificates, eight permits and 10 fire inspections, as well as issuing some violation notices for garbage and junk vehicles. He also mentioned Relyea Towing will not be using the second driveway on the property until the New York State Department of Transportation approves it.
Candor Town Planning Board Chair Ed Evans reported that the food truck at Relyea’s has been moved back closer to the building and does not seem to be doing business.
The Candor Planning Board will be holding a workshop in October to discuss fencing required around solar farms.
Evans also reported that New York State is not charging military personnel to get married, but the system currently used by the Town of Candor will not give a license without a fee.
Town Board Member Sandy MacArthur questioned Strosahl about whether or not he had contacted the two bidders on doing work to the sidewalk in the front of town hall and asked why there was such a difference in their quotes. After more discussion, Strosahl questioned, “Do we want to wait a year and have more done?” Discussions continued around the idea of grinding it down and how much that would cost, as well as the possibility of painting it a brighter color so people notice the lip to the front walk while they investigate what to do.
During privilege of the floor a resident questioned, “It’s been over a year since the flash flood that caused damage on Ketchum Hollow Road; when will it be repaired?” Noble responded, “By fall.”