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Message from the Supervisor


The holidays are now behind us and it is time to start a new year and a new term; I look forward to serving you as Supervisor for the next two years. We will make every effort to keep the community safe and healthy as we can.

The COVID-19 case numbers continue to climb in the County and the Town.  I encourage you to stay the course on avoiding situations that could risk being infected. Vaccines have been approved and are being distributed. There is a light at the end.

The Town Hall is and has been open to the public for any business you may need to do. We ask you to wear a mask, and complete the forms at the entrance. We have been fortunate to avoid the need for a quarantine that would close our offices and we ask that you help us maintain that.

On January 13th we will have a public hearing on increasing the rates in the Hillcrest Sewer district. As you probably know we utilize the Binghamton /Johnson City Sewage Treatment Plant BJCSTP for treatment of our waste water. The plant has gone through major upgrades in the past few years. As these upgrades progressed the cost to users such as the Hillcrest Sewer District have increased. The average annual cost for the District from 2016-2018 was $65,500. The cost in 2019 was about $107,000, 2020 was $111,500 and we anticipate a similar number in 2021.  We cannot support these increases with our current rates. For details on the new rates please see the Public Hearing Notice on the website.

If you wish to participate in the public hearing please contact the Town Clerk (648-4800) as on-site attendance is limited. The clerk also has Zoom information for those that wish to participate virtually.


Stay safe and well,

Gary

1/8/2021