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Town Board special Meeting Minutes- May 7, 2024

TOWN OF FORESTPORT
SPECIAL TOWN BOARD MEETING MINUTES
FORESTPORT TOWN HALL
10275 State Route 28, Forestport, NY 13338
May 7, 2024 @ 6:00PM
PRESENT: Supervisor Entwistle
Councilman Addison
Councilwoman Abrial
Councilwoman Verschneider
Councilman Scouten
ABSENT: No members of the Town Board were absent.
RECORDING SECRETARY: Tracy Terry, Town Clerk
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIENCE:
CALL TO ORDER:
LEGAL NOTICE:
“NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board of the Town of Forestport will be holding a Special Meeting on May 7, 2024, at 6:00 PM at the Forestport Town Hall, 10275 State Route 28, Forestport, NY. The Special Meeting is being held to call the Public Hearing for the Sewer District improvement project. Voting will take place.
Tracy M. Terry – Forestport Town Clerk
DATED: May 1, 2024
RADIO DATE: May 2, 2024
BOARD COMMENTS:
Supervisor Entwistle started the meeting off by saying the town has received a grant of one million dollars. The estimated maximum cost of the project is $1.75 million dollars. In order for the town to receive another grant, they have to show they have been approved for a bond of $750,000, the remainder of the expense. Supervisor Entwistle stated it is not the goal to raise the rates again. NYS DOS states the median household of Forestport income is around $68,000. The median income of the sewer district is far less. The Planning Consultant that is hired to do the Comprehensive Plan has access to people that can help do an income study done for the sewer district customers.
Supervisor Entwistle read the following order calling for a public hearing. A motion was made by Councilman Scouten and seconded by Councilman Addison.
Roll Call Vote:
Supervisor Entwistle-yes
Councilman Scouten-yes
Councilwoman Abrial-yes
Councilman Addison-yes
Councilwoman Verschneider-yes
5- ayes/ 0 nays/ o absent

PUBLIC COMMENT:
• Someone from the gallery stated they can smell the sewage on their street. It was
asked if it would still be like that with the new system. It was answered it would
be looked into.
ADJOURNMENT:
A motion was made by Councilman Addison and seconded by Councilwoman Abrial to
adjourn the meeting.
5 ayes/ 0 nays/ 0 absent MOTION CARRIED
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:25 pm by Supervisor
Entwistle.
Respectfully submitted,
Tracy M. Terry
Forestport Town Clerk

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