Claverack shelves ski plans due to lack of interest

CLAVERACK – A report issued earlier this month by Town Supervisor Robin Andrews on the December Town Board says that the board did not have enough young people sign up for the winter ski program this season to make it worth the transportation costs, which led the board to cancel the program for this year.

Board members are hoping some renewed interest, as well as someone who is willing to volunteer to coordinate this program, will enable it to happen next year.

The board also announced at the December 8 meeting that there are vacancies on the town Zoning Board of Appeals and the Planning Board, and the Town Board is soliciting letters of interest.

The Planning Board currently does all subdivision reviews. The zoning board currently reviews site plans and requests for zoning variances. Both boards meet monthly. The town zoning and subdivision ordinances are available on the town website, Anyone interested in these positions should send a letter stating their interest and qualifications.

The emailed report says that last month the board adopted a new Ethics Policy, updating the old policy, which dated from 1970. The new policy includes an Ethics Board, so the Town Board is now accepting letters of interest for positions on the ethics panel. The new policy can be found online at, and anyone interested in a position on the Ethics Board should send a letter stating their interest and qualifications.

Resumes and letters of interest for all these openings must be received on or before December 31, 2011 at 91 Church Street, Mellenville 12544, or by e-mail at: .

The board scheduled an end-of-year meeting Thursday, December 29 at 7 p.m., and the regular Town Board meeting, as well as the annual reorganization meeting will be held Thursday, January 5 at 7 p.m.  After that, meetings are expected to return to the regular schedule of the second Thursday of the month.

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