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Milton Board Plans for Busy Spring

MILTON — The Milton Town Board unanimously passed several motions and one resolution at Wednesday night’s board meeting including the appointment of Rebecca Dreher as the secretary to Highway Superintendent David Forbes and setting a workshop on Apr. 2 for residents interested in establishing a water district for Red Oak Lane and White Oak Lane.

Supervisor Dan Lewza said MJ Engineering and Land Surveying of Clifton Park will present the feasibility study they have done at the workshop.

Additionally, the board  approved a request allowing the Strong to Serve half-marathon (scheduled for July 13), to take a route through Milton that will involve Northline Road, Rowland Street, Hutchins Road and Rt. 50.  The race begins and ends at the Saratoga Spa State Park.

The resolution passed is the adoption of Local Law 1-2014 to amend or remove outdated language in the Code of Ethics, which is Chapter 14 in the Town Code. The town’s Ethics Committee worked for several months on the changes and Lewza said he hoped the results and the resolution would satisfy all concerned.

Ray Otten of the Community Emergency Corp, which is the local ambulance squad, gave a brief presentation to clarify an article that appeared in a local newspaper about the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Ambulance Corp. proposing to reduce its tax levy. Otten said he wanted to be sure that people who might have read the article would understand that Clifton Park’s squad could consider making this reduction because it received a large number of calls from Ellis Hospital.

But the local squad, which bills at $.39 per $1,000 of assessed value, does not have that level of business and operates on such an austere budget that it could not consider reducing its tax levy.

“We work with what we’ve got,” Otten said.

In fact, the Milton squad is currently soliciting for donations, he said.

The board announced a special meeting to be held at 8 a.m. on Mar. 24 to appoint and publically announce a new comptroller and a bookkeeper.

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