Halcott Recycling and Mini Transfer Station

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Located on the west side of the Halcott Highway Garage, the recycling center is always open. Separate bins are available for glass, metal and plastics #1, 2, 3, and 5. Newspaper, magazines and cardboard must be separated and placed in paper bags or tied in bundles. We are now accepting electronics for recycling. A separate shed is now on site for all acceptable electronics including: computers, CRT/LCD monitors, televisions, radios and cell phones. Help Halcott stay clean and please report any abuses.

The Town of Halcott offers a weekly drop-off service for those who do not choose to hire a hauler to pick up our garbage. Halcott residents only, that is, renters and landowners, may take bags of household waste in clear plastic bags, at $3 a bag, to the transfer station located at the Highway Garage. The hours of this mini transfer station will be 10 AM to 12 noon every Sunday. Instead of cash, we will be using punch cards. One punch card will allow the deposit of three bags of trash and may be purchased at $9 each from our Town Clerk, Pattie Warfield, 254-6441. Her hours are: 3 – 5pm Wednesdays; and 10 – 12 noon the 3rd Saturday of every month. Cards may also be purchased from Sam’s Country Store at $10 each. Punch cards will not be available at the transfer station and no trash will be accepted without a punch card. Please bear with us as we get this system up and running. Don’t forget that recyclables may also be deposited, as they have been, at same location free of charge. These must be separated, with caps removed. Following items are accepted:  newspapers, tied or placed in paper bags; magazines, tied; cardboard, tied; plastics #1,2,3,5; glass containers; aluminum cans; electronics.

The Town Board has been working hard to make this option a reality for our residents. We hope that it makes life a little easier!

TOWN OF HALCOTT AGENDA-REGULAR MEETING

 

7:15 PM, Monday, July 18, 2016

Town GRANGE, all are welcome

Pledge of Allegiance

CALL TO ORDER

1. Approval of minutes Monday June 20, 2016

2. Highway Superintendent’s Report

  1. Any vehicle updates

3. Halcott Fair

4. Watershed Resolutions

5.Voucher vote.

6.Supervisor’s Report.

  1. Monthly report

7. Clerk’s Report.

8. Other business:

9. Public comment.

Next meeting:  Regular meeting Monday August 15, 2016

TOWN OF HALCOTT, REGULAR MEETING 7:15 PM, Monday, June 20, 2016

TOWN OF HALCOTT
AGENDA
REGULAR MEETING
7:15 PM, Monday, June 20, 2016
Town GRANGE, all are welcome
Pledge of Allegiance
CALL TO ORDER

1. Approval of minutes Monday, May 16, 2016
2. Highway Superintendent’s Report
Any vehicle updates
Plans for 2016 Chips and Pave NY
3. Halcott Fair
4. Decision on Grange floor work
5.Voucher vote.
6.Supervisor’s Report.
Monthly report
2nd FOIL request
7. Clerk’s Report.
8. Other business:
9. Public comment.

Next meeting:  Regular meeting Monday July 18, 2016

A special event this weekend!

5th Annual Cemetery Tour

Halcott Cemetery, Saturday, June 18

Eight men and women whose lives are woven into the tapestry of local lore, will recount their stories at the Fifth Annual Living History Cemetery Tour on Saturday, June 18, at the Halcott Cemetery, Bouton Road, Halcott, near the Methodist Church. Starting at 4:00 PM, costumed docents will conduct seven tours leaving every 20 minutes. Admission is $15; Children under 15 are admitted free. Call 845-586-4736 to make reservations. The rain date is June 19.

Sponsored by the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM), the popular event combines history, theater and Catskill Mountain culture. The tour is part of “Path through History Weekend,” which shines a light on local heritage throughout New York State. Groups will be guided through the cemetery to meet “the departed,” whose history is brought to life by local writers/actors/residents. Featured this year:

·       Farmer, entrepreneur and long-time Halcott Town Clerk Marshall Bouton, portrayed by Michael Fairbairn
·       William and Sarah Johnson, farmers and ancestors of many Johnsons in the area today, played by John Bernhardt and Agnes Laub
·       Rev. John Peter VanValkneburgh, first pastor of the Halcott Methodist Church, played by Kent Brown
·       Warren Scudder, a Roxbury Anti-Rent War leader who spent his last years in Halcott, played by Erwin Karl
·       Ellen Bellows, who witnessed her mother’s fiery death as a child, played by Sidney Asher
·       Mary Bloomburgh Griffin, whose son and husband died in the Civil War
·       Marion Moseman, a young patriot who enlisted for service in World War I but became a victim of the flu pandemic at training camp, portrayed by Cedric Taylor.

Seven writers used background information provided by researchers to develop scripts for each presentation. Directors are Joyce St. George and Frank Canavan.  Amy Taylor, Adina Johnson, Harriet Grossman and Anne Hersh will serve as tour guides. The tour will be professionally filmed by Kevin Spelman (ModMedia). 2016 tour-goers will have an opportunity to purchase a video of last year’s tour which was held at New Kingston Valley Cemetery.

For more information, visit www.mtownhistory.org

Support the Hospital Auxiliary!

Greeting Friends and Family:
As many of you may or may not know – every year the Margaretville Hospital Auxilairy does an Annual Membership drive. This year I have agreed to act as the “Chairperson” for the Town of Halcott. The Auxiliary’s purpose is to support Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center through advocacy and awareness. They do this through various Wellness programs, blood drives, health fairs, a flea market and many other hospital, nursing home and community activities all year long. Please join me in supporting this worthwhile cause. Membersip is only $5.00 per person per year. I’ll be reaching out to many of you asking that you sign up. You can also contact me and I will sign you up.

Sincere thanks,
Lee Austin

MTC Broadband Installation Progress

The map below illustrates the status of the MTC Cable broadband expansion within the Town of Halcott and surrounding communities. The green shaded area shows locations where the fiber network installation has been completed and where service is currently available. The purple shaded areas illustrates the locations where the fiber network is proposed for completion during 2016. Residents who are located in regions outside of the shaded regions on the map and who are interested in having broadband services extended to them in the future are encouraged to contact the MTC Customer Service to convey this interest. This feedback will be used in the pursuit of future grant funding opportunities as we work to insure all residents requesting broadband services have access to this important service.
If you have any questions please let us know.

Thanks,
Kendra Grocholl
MTC Cable
845-586-2288

Town of Halcott