Monday, November 17, 2008

Sharing Village and Town Resources

At the last VB meeting, Mayor Robb briefly mentioned the idea of sharing services with the Town.  He highlighted the possibility of consolidating snow removal between the two entities.  I was going to wait to bring this topic up when both the Mayor and Town Supervisor Martha Millett were ready to start some serious discussions, probably around the first of the year.  But the way I look at it.......why wait????

Actually I was doing some shopping at a local hardware store, when Town Councilman Dale Hunneyman brought up this subject of sharing services.  TC Hunneyman suggested sharing/consolidating zoning, planning boards and possibly the position of DPW Super.  HMmmmm,  I am open to this concept, the question I have for the rest of you.........Are you ready for this change?  If we do not start thinking creatively and with open minds, our community is doomed to be crushed with increasing taxes and a reduction of services.  TC Hunneyman encouraged me to start attending the Town Meetings.  Here is an invitation for the rest of you, directly from the Town web site:

Town Board Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at the Town of Alexandria Municipal Building on Old Goose Bay Road. The public is always welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings.

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