Social Services Director John O’Neill briefed members of the Human Services Committee about the Armed Intruder Response Policy that was drafted with input from several department heads and research on similar policies in other counties.
The CFES offices in Essex were unveiled at a grand opening reception attended by Congressman Bill Owens, State Assemblyman Dan Stec and former New York Gov. and Essex resident George Pataki.
Murphy, who works with employers and soldiers to educate them on their responsibilities that go with deployment and getting back into the workforce after employment, was there to present the Patriot Award to the sheriff, a surprise honoring that only he, Undersheriff Michael Badger and Deputy Mark Bruce, who also serves in the Navy Reserve, knew about.
Essex County Department of Public Works Director Anthony LaVigne said that the work in the hamlet of Essex to replace the stormwater line on Beggs Point Road had to be halted recently when it was found out the line would run directly into the current town water line.
A total of 10 North Country residents are running for eight open seats on the five local school boards in the region, with only three seats being contested.
The Adirondack Park Agency Board met May 9 at APA headquarters and discussed alternatives to classify the state’s newly acquired land formerly owned by the Finch, Pruyn paper company.
During the May 6 Essex County Board of Supervisors monthly meeting, Families First Executive Director JoAnne Caswell talked to the members of Mental Health Month and Children’s Mental Health Week while announcing that the group would be holding an awareness walk in Elizabethtown this Friday.
The Board of Supervisors voted to add $40,000 from contingency to an existing $20,000 budgeted to hold a hazardous waste disposal day at two sites in the county.
The Town of Elizabethtown Republican Committee will be interviewing candidate(s) for the expiring terms(s) of Town Supervisor, Town Clerk, Town Council (two seats), Town Highway Superintendent and Town Justice (two seats).
However, inside the two barns is the Town of Essex Wastewater Treatment Plant, which recently won a 2013 Excellence In Building Design Competition Award during the Adirondack Park Local Government Day Conference held in Lake Placid.
While there was little opposition to changing the rules for alcohol sales during the Essex County Board of Supervisors meeting May 6, most of the discussion focused on a change to when it could be sold on a specific day.
The resolution in support of changing the hours in which an establishment can sell alcohol from 4 a.m. to 3 a.m. passed through the committee, 13-2, making its way to a weighted full board vote May 6.
The Essex County Sheriff’s Department recently received several suggestions to help streamline financial processes from the New York State Comptroller’s Office.
The Westport Central School board approved a $5,505,000 2013-14 budget to put before voters at a regular meeting on April 25.
Work on the new radio tower on Little Whiteface will move forward after concerns over the mating habits of an endangered bird were raised last week.
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