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EarthScope to build at Piseco Airport

Monday, June 02, 2014 - Updated: 8:36 AM



PISECO -- A seismic monitoring station will be built at Piseco Airport, one of hundreds across the country.

Early last month the Arietta Town Board approved a revocable permit and land use agreement for an EarthScope Seismic Station to be installed, operated, maintained and serviced at Piseco Airport. The seismic recording system is part of the EarthScope Project.

It will be operated by the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) and called Site J59A-1. The agreement is good from April 1, 2014 to Oct. 1, 2017.

According to the National Science Foundation website, "The EarthScope Program provides a framework for broad, integrated studies across the Earth sciences, including research on fault properties and the earthquake process, strain transfer, magmatic and hydrous fluids in the crust and mantle, plate boundary processes, large-scale continental deformation, continental structure and evolution, and composition and structure of the deep Earth."


-- Superintendent of Highways William Parslow asked for permission to auction off Flo 'N Dump truck 141 and purchase a new truck to replace it. The new truck would cost $150,000 to $160,000.

Parslow will get information for truck 141 to Wilt so he can write up a resolution to dispose of it and remove it from the town inventory.

-- Parslow said he was going to put Kolby Rogers on full-time at the highway department. 

-- Wilt reported the card gas pump grant has been signed and the parts have been ordered. Installation should be sometime in mid-June.

-- Wilt said he would like to have the brush dump open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, with a town employee present, from the first Saturday in June (June 7) to the second weekend in September (Sept. 13). The highway crew would chip the brush as time allows.

-- Large trash pick up will be June 5 and Aug. 7 only. Both are Thursdays. The Lake Pleasant Transfer Station no longer takes refrigerators and air conditioners, so they will not be picked up until a place to dispose of them is found.

Note: This article is primarily based on minutes of the Arietta Town Board meeting of May 5, 2014 as provided by Town Clerk Kenneth Parslow.


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