Inlet board hires CAP-21

By PETE KLEIN

Express News Staff

INLET -- The Inlet Town Board is very satisfied with the success Central Adirondack Partnership for the 21st Century has had in securing grants for the town.

So much so that when the board met Tuesday, Feb. 11, it approved a 2014 consulting contract with CAP-21 for writing grant applications, researching opportunities and managing project awards for the town.

The board agreed to pay CAP-21 $15,000 annually because CAP-21 has exceeded its expectations on finding funding for the town. Most recently CAP-21 won a $70,800 grant from the North Country Regional Economic Development Council toward an extension of the sewer district.

SEWER DISTRICT

Supervisor John Frey reported the U.S. Department of Agriculture would approve payment on the odor abatement unit installation when Hubbard Construction of Candor signs off on the change order. The unit is ready, but Spencer Electric Inc., Constableville, cannot proceed until the change order is signed.

Frey also said the amount of wastewater coming from Arrowhead Park exceeds expectations, so Operator Don Haehl will be sending usage reports to the board for reconsideration of its equivalent dwelling units rating.

It is hoped installing a water meter at the restrooms will give true figures.

HIGHWAY

Superintendent of Highways Shawn Hansen said he is hoping to secure a NYS Department of Transportation grant to repair some more sidewalks along Route 28 this spring. He believes a grant could also help with completing the Townsend Trail.

Hansen alerted the board he would be looking to replace the 1999 Mack truck used for hauling at the transfer station. He is also looking to replace the track on the older Piston Bully snowmobile trail groomer in the spring.

OTHER BUSINESS

-- The board agreed to replace the six-year-old computer in the Town Clerk's Office with a new Macintosh for up to $1,500.

-- Frey said Verizon is still interested in building a cell tower on Fern Mountain and has asked for permission to do a title search. It was given.

-- The Town Hall boiler broke down Feb. 1 at about 6 p.m. Raquette Lake Supply Co. came and had it up and running by 8 p.m.

-- NYS Department of Environmental Conservation dropped off lumber for the construction of 25 picnic tables for the Moose River Plains. Work has already started on them.

The Inlet Town Board will next meet Tuesday, March 11, starting at 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall.

Note: This article is based on minutes of the Inlet Town Board meeting of Feb. 11, 2014 as provided by Town Clerk Patty Wittmeyer.