Express News Staff
INLET - The Inlet Town Board established a new office during its Jan. 8 organizational meeting, deputy of highway, to which Superin-tendent of Highways Shawn Hanson appointed Donald Townsend.
Hanson also appointed Town Clerk Patty Wittmeyer as the Highway Department’s bookkeeper.
Hanson was authorized to purchase up to $1,000 in equipment during 2013 without prior approval of the board. All other department heads must seek board approval for any equipment purchase exceeding $500.
Supervisor John Frey was named budget officer and Councilman Herbert Schmid was appointed deputy supervisor. Adele Burnett was appointed deputy town clerk.
Wittmeyer was also appointed registrar of vital statistics and with Burnett as deputy. Kenneth Nelson was appointed deputy tax collector and Letty Haynes town historian.
Town officers and employees will be compensated $0.565 per mile for the use of their vehicles to conduct town business.
The board also reviewed and adopted the Emergency Management Plan and the Code of Ethics for 2013.
Supervisor John Frey was authorized to sign a $2,400 contract with Public Sector HR Consultants LLC, Glenville, for 2013. One job HR will be doing is counseling the Town Board on how to establish and operate a sick time bank.
The Town Board shall continue to meet the second Tuesday of each month starting at 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall.
A complete list of organization matters may be obtained from the town clerk.
The following will continue as committee chairmen: Councilman William Faro II for Parks; Councilman Tim Brownsell for Highway and Snowmobile; Councilman Daniel Levi for Information Office; and Councilman Herb Schmid for Police Department and Assessor / Codes.
In the past, committee chairmen for the various departments would read the written reports of department heads at Town Board meetings.
In an effort to streamline meetings, the board agreed that in the future those written reports would be posted on the town’s web pages but would not be read aloud at meetings.
The board agreed to form a committee to recommend equitable and reasonable charges for the disposal of construction and demolition debris at the transfer station.
Schmid, Brownsell and Hanson will start the committee. They will recruit at least two volunteers for the committee, at least one from the construction trade and one non-commercial resident.
The board approved spending up to $1,700 to buy three air conditioners for the senior room in the town office building.
It also approved a shared services agreement between Inlet and the Town of Indian Lake. This agreement is mainly between the highway and parks departments of the two towns and includes manpower and equipment for road and trail work.
Frey reported work on the downtown sewer project is on schedule and within budget.
The Inlet Town Board will next meet Tuesday, Feb. 12, starting at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.