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Gary Holcomb
Phone - 607-648-4800 x113
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A message from
Gary J. Holcomb
Town Supervisor

It is hard to believe that we are starting the Budget process for 2024 already.  It seems like it was just yesterday that we were bringing in 2023.

Our water tank is now up and operational and the first payment on our bond for this project is due in October 2023.  We are ready for it, and it looks like our financial plan is in line with expectations.

Summer is behind us now, but you would not believe it based on the temperatures this week. Chenango Street sidewalks have been installed and paving has been completed.  I would like to thank the Broome County Engineers for their quick response to questions and issues as they came up.

The new bridge on Route 79 is about complete and is scheduled to open September 11th.  The existing steel bridge is scheduled to be dismantled by the end of the year.

We have reviewed the estimates for our building upgrade and should be releasing contracts soon.  We will be using some ARPA funds to offset the costs of this project as we did for the water tank project.

A new Business has opened in the Town.  The New Leaf Cidery is in the Port Crane area at the corner of Nowlan Road and Depot Hill Road.  A country setting that will be even more beautiful when the fall colors set in!  If the grand opening is any indication, this will be a popular place to sit back and relax.

We have had success this year working with the Broome County Land Bank to demolish some unsafe buildings and put the properties to better use.  More can be done but this has turned out to be well worth the effort.

We recently passed a Local Law authorizing our ability to use videoconferencing for our various board meetings.  We adopted a policy for guidelines on how this Law will be implemented. People that would like to virtually attend any board meeting need only contact the Town Clerk for sign in information.  Video conferencing participation has the same rules as being in person.

Please feel free to contact any Board Member with questions or suggestions. All input is accepted.

Gary Holcomb, Supervisor