Mud Season Busts Gravel and Diesel Budget

WALDEN – At the April 11 select board meeting, members were informed that, because of the unusually long mud season, the town had exceeded the gravel budget. The town has also exceeded the diesel line item. The board voted to allocate $15,000 of ARPA funds to the highway budget. The board was also informed that the road crew attended a safety workshop on April 22, and will start summer hours May 2, with four, ten-hour days each week.

The town received a grant for a Noyestar Road repair at Route 15. This project will disrupt traffic flow during construction. The board will put out a bid request as soon as possible, and Walt Neborsky will once again mow the roadsides, receiving $6,600 for his services.

In other business, parts are no longer available for the old copier in the office, so the board approved $1400 to purchase a new one, and the cemetery commission asked to avoid the bid process for mowing.

The ARPA money allocation to NEK Broadband and reappointment was tabled due to a lack of information and the board voted to elect the Standard Allowance for the ARPA funding.

Present at the meeting were select board members Robert Hatch, Brenda Huntoon and Randolph Wilson. The next meeting will be May 9, at 6:30 pm.