Town clerk’s last day on the job is Thursday


Express Editor

BENSON - After 30 years of service to the Town of Benson Town Clerk Judy Webber is retiring Thursday.

She informed the Town Board of her intention during its Feb. 13 meeting. The board will meet Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. to audit Webber’s books, take custody of town materials in her possession and appoint a new town clerk.

Webber also told the board comments have been made about the town plowing her driveway at 1644 County Highway 6.

She reminded the board that the town plows her driveway not because she is town clerk, but because it made a deal with the previous owners before she and her husband bought the property in 1972.

The deal was that the town could make the private driveway circular in exchange for plowing it in perpetuity.

The agreement allows the town plows to travel from the town road, which adjoins the driveway, around the driveway and onto the main road, so they do not have to back onto the main road after plowing the town road.

The board unanimously reaffirmed the agreement.


• Olavi and Ann Hirvonen, owners of Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center, were invited to attend the board’s February meeting to discuss traffic going into the business backing up onto the town road. They declined.

• Someone is needed to serve on the Board of Assessment Review.

• The board adopted a resolution of support for the New York State Sheriffs’ Association’s position on the NY SAFE Act.