News and Updates from the Town Hall

The Comprehensive Plan Committee is steadily moving forward with the updated Comprehensive Plan.  The Town has developed a website http://comp.washingtonny.org/ specifically for the Comp Plan.  You may go to that website and sign up for e-news specifically for the Comp Plan.  There next meeting is Thursday, August 18th at 6:00 PM.

Sporting licenses for the upcoming season will be available beginning on Monday, August 15th.  Doe permits will be available on a more limited basis then they have been in the past.  Please bring a driver’s license or other appropriate form of identification to purchase a license.

Thank you to all of the residents that have registered thier dogs, as the State turned over all licensing responsibilities to the towns.   A paper enumeration has been completed in the Village and will soon begin in the Town.  When finished, the dog control officer will make spot visits to those that have not responded.  The fee for a dog license is $15.50 or $8.50 if the dog has been spayed or neutered.  Please provide up to date rabies vaccination and proof of spay/neutering.

The Town Board will begin the Budget workshop meetings on Monday, September 19th, at 7:00 PM.  This will be the first budget that the town will be working within the 2% tax cap.  The Town Board has always worked diligently to manage revenues and expenses and will continue to do so again this year.

Supervisor Prisco praised Dana Lopergalo, Court Clerk, for her efforts in securing a grant from the New York State Justice Department to renovate the court room.  The renovations were recommended by the state and include security and functionality improvements as the Justice Department prepares for the incorporation of the Village Justice system into the Town. 

The Assessor’s Office will be closed August 16 – August 19th.  The Building Department and Justice Department will be closed from August 17th – August 23rd.  Court will be in session on August 23rd.  The Town Clerk’s office will be closed on Friday, August 26th.