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Hector town board 05/11/10

Meeting: The  Hector Town Board met Tuesday, May 11 in the Town Hall, starting at 7pm. The meeting lasted two and a half hours.
Attendance: All Board members were present. Ten members of the public attended.
Action: Several routine resolutions were introduced to approve accounting and miscellaneous transactions for departments.
Discussion without action: Janelle Walker from the County Public Health Department addressed the Board with concerns over rabies in the county. At least two raccoons found with rabies this year already, one in Hector. She urged residents to get their cats and dogs vaccinated for rabies. The Department is planning clinics for rabies shots in the coming months. She also reminded everyone present that tick season is beginning. She asserted that there is Lyme’s Disease in this part of the state.  Check yourself and your animals for those hard-to-see deer ticks regularly.
She announced the department would hold an old or expired prescription drug drop-off event at the Watkins Glen Highway Department on June 12. County officials will be there to take the medicines and dispose of them properly. “No questions asked,” she said.
• State mandated “Violence in the Workplace” workshops will be held for all Town employees. Most Town employees must also attend a “hazmat” materials handling class mandated by OSHA.
• Update on the burned-out building on the main road running through Mecklenburg.
• Code Enforcement unit has issued 34 permits thus far this year with 10 pending approval.
• The Trumansburg fire district is still set on a path to move from using tax revenue solely to support the fire and ambulance services to a hybrid system that includes billing health insurance companies for ambulance trips within a three square mile portion of northeast Hector located adjacent to the Village.
• New York State Ag & Markets is floating a proposal to disband state control over dog licenses. Ag & Markets collects the license fees from dog owners and re-distributes the fees back to the towns of residents.
• Hector’s annual Dumpster Day will be Saturday, May 22 from 9 a.m. too 3 p.m. at four locations. If residents have questions about what may be taken to the centers, they should call 546-5286. Dumpster Day this year will be held simultaneously at the Valois/Logan Hector Firehouse, the Town Hall in Reynoldsville, the Mecklenburg Firehouse and in Burdett off Route 79 on the eastern end of the village.
Upcoming meeting: The next regular meeting will be Tuesday June 8, 2010 at the Town Hall beginning at 7 p.m. The Hector Town Board usually meets on the evening of the second Tuesday of the month. The public is invited to attend.

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