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Broadalbin officials debate getting hands on free stone available from bridge work

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - Updated: 10:45 AM

By CAROLINE MURRAY

caroline.murray@recordernews.com

BROADALBIN -- The town is in line to receive free stone left over from the construction of the new Batchellerville Bridge in Edinburg.

Officials are just not sure how they'll get it to Broadalbin.

On Tuesday, the town board reviewed a report from Highway Superintendent Lance Winney about bringing in the stone known as riprap. Board members seemed to have trouble understanding the report, and Winney was not present at the meeting to answer questions.

According to town Supervisor Joseph DiGiacomo, the riprap is free, but it's up to the highway department and the board to figure out how the stone will get from Edinburg back to Broadalbin.

The letter that Winney left for the councilmen proposed the town hire a pickup and delivery service at the cost of $90 an hour for both renting the trucks and the drivers.

Another suggestion was to hire their own employees, but it was noted it would cost the town $22 an hour just to cover the driver's cost.

Councilman Jim Wheeler asked how other towns were handling the situation since the stone was offered to all municipalities in the area, but no one at the meeting was certain of the answer.

The debate went on for several minutes over whether to hire an outside trucking business or use the highway department's trucks and employees.

The board members were unable to come up with a specific resolution but decided to give the highway department up to $2,000 to find a way to transfer the riprap.

Thomas Christopher, who will take over as supervisor Jan. 1 after defeating DiGiacomo in the Nov. 5 election, was unhappy with how long the discussion took over what could have been a simple matter.

"They (the reports) should have been handled in five minutes, instead it was handled in 45 minutes," he said.

Christopher said he plans to avoid lengthy discussions at public meetings by having each committee submit their reports ahead of time.

He will review and consider them with board members before the town meeting begins.

     

Comments made about this article - 1 Total

Posted By: Mike Dailey On: 11/13/2013

Title: What does "avoid lengthy discussions" mean?

Unfortunately, much too often this phrase means private Board meetings unannounced to the public & press. Beware Recorder reporters, it looks like this new Supervisor thinks you're a nuisance.

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