Town holds first business meeting of New Year

   The Caledonia Town Board met January 2, 2009 for its first meeting of the new year in which several annual appointments and designations made.

   Supervisor Daniel Pangrazio, Jr. named veteran Councilperson Pamela Rychlicki as deputy supervisor. The board approved the following appointments:

   Dep. Highway Superintendent – Mike Churchill; Code Enforcement/Fire Marshall – Tom Perkins; Clerk/Secretary to Supervisor – Gretchen Hartford; Zoning Board of Appeals 5 yr. – Edward Schiedel; Planning Board 7 yr. – Mark Callan; Historian – Eileen LaFave; Court Clerk – Julie Molisani; Vital Statistics Registrar – Laurie Sattora; Dep. Vital Stats. – Gretchen Hartford; Official Banks – Bank of Castile and Five Star Bank; Official Newspaper – Livingston County News; Dog Control – contract with Livingston County; Town Engineers – Chatfield Engineers, PC; Attorney – Peter Skivington; Meeting Schedule – Second Thursday night of the month at 7 p.m.

   Supervisor Pangrazio made the following Ad Hoc Committee assignments:

   Audit – Councilpersons Pam Rychlicki and Mark Rothrock; Buildings and Grounds – Councilpersons Todd Bickford and Pam Rychlicki; Transfer Station/Highway – Rothrock and Pangrazio; Public Safety – Councilperson Tim Anderson and Bickford; Planning Board Liaison – Anderson and Rothrock; Village Board Liaison – Anderson and Rychlicki

Regular Meeting – January 8, 2009

   The town board met for their regular monthly meeting and covered a relatively short business agenda.

   The highway department will begin pre-treating its road salt with brine, which is more effective at melting snow and ice on roadways that untreated rock salt and reduces the amount used in road treatment during winter weather. American Rock Salt in Livingston County is providing the brine to the Town of Caledonia free of charge.

   Town Clerk Laurie Sattora reported that property owners are coming to the town office to pay their county/town taxes, which are due without penalty by the end of January.

   The board is in the planning stage for a summer farmers’ market for summer 2009. Board members are speaking to area farmers to assemble a good variety of fresh, locally grown goods at the market.

   The board renewed the annual lease with the Caledonia Rifle Club and issued a license to the Caledonia Fire Department that allows them to host games of chance during their upcoming Firemen’s Field Days on June 26 and 27, 2009.

   The board is entering into another application for a shared equipment grant similar to the one received in 2008 that purchased two pieces of highway equipment to be shared by five neighboring highway departments. The purchase and equipment sharing works well, Pangrazio said, adding that Lima Supervisor Peter Yendell will head the application for the next grant representing the Towns of Lima, Avon, York, Leicester, Mt. Morris and Caledonia.

   The Town of Caledonia transfer station is accepting television sets for disposal at the following rates: $10 for sets up to 27 inches; $20 for sets larger than 27 inches. The transfer station is located at 896 Middle Road and is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

   The next meeting of the Caledonia Town Board is scheduled for February 12, 2009 at 7 p.m. in the town hall boardroom.


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