Halcott Fair planning 2018

Dear Friends:  The Halcott Fair committee met this morning at the Grange Hall and decided to celebrate our 20th year with a different look. This year we will have a Fair Market, inviting anyone and everyone to bring a table (and a pop-up tent if they set up outside) and their favorite “thing” to sell.

We’re talking anything: books, honey, cheese, paintings, ceramics, crafts, your stash of crafts items you no longer use, vintage clothing, kitchen items, anything you think someone else would like and you no longer need. The deal will be:  bring it in free — we will not charge for a table space and we will not ask for part of your profits. And then when the fair ends at 4:30 or so (when dinner starts) you pack up what’s leftover and take it out.  We have been having more and more difficulty getting rid of stuff that people bring to sell and that doesn’t get sold. This new arrangement is a perfect solution which will assure a fun day for everyone, including the poor good souls who volunteer for clean-up.

Please help us make this the best fair ever. The more tables we get, the more interesting will be our little fair. If you know of someone who you think might be fun to have, please invite them! It’s also a great opportunity for kids to have a table, to learn the art of pricing, the thrill of selling, and the math of money-making.  Please call or email Innes to get on a list of “marketeers.” Space is not just limited to the Grange Hall; folks can set up anywhere outside as well.   Innes’ phone is 254-9920.  Email is inneskas70@gmail.com
Of course the fair will continue to have games, prizes, petting zoo, stick race and other delights for kids, the Church bake sale table, some live music and our magician, hot dogs, strawberry lemonade, popcorn, sodas, and  a wonderful dinner as a finale.
Please remember:  the FAIR WILL HAVE NO ATTIC TREASURES TABLE!  It is very important that you do not drop stuff off this year.  If you do have items to donate, please consider getting a table for yourself and selling it.  We look forward to seeing you this year — perhaps behind a table of treasures that are going like hotcakes!
All the best, Halcott Fair Committee

Town Board Meeting, Monday, May 21, 2018


7:15 PM, Monday, May 21, 2018
Town GRANGE, all are welcome

Pledge of Allegiance


1. Approval of minutes Monday, April 23, 2018

2. Highway Superintendent’s Report
Equipment updates
Plans for 2017 Chips, Pave NY, Extreme Weather highway funding

3.Voucher vote.

4.Finance Report.

Monthly report

5. Clerk’s Report.

6. Other business:
a. Status of Subdivision update
b. Fire Building

7. Public comment.

8. Next meeting:  June 18, 2018

Propane Purchasing Group

A group of Halcott homeowners have a group pricing program for propane. This is a great cooperative effort that could save  you a lot of money!  Here’s the 2017 update:

Propane Group Discounts Renewed
The Halcott Center Propane Buying Group’s current non-pre-buy, non-contract rate is $1.80 per gallon. Pre-buy contract customers have been mailed contracts which must be received by Suburban by August 11The “Circle of Friends” offer continues: 35 free gallons for each auto delivery customer who brings in another.

Learn More about Land Use and Zoning!

Dear Town Members:  Take a look at the training described in the attached flyer that Karen Rauter is trying to organize here in Halcott.  It will take place at our Grange Hall from 4 to 8PM on March 20th (snow date March 27th) and is open to all those in the area who are interested in planning.  Dinner will be served!  It would be a good opportunity to learn more about the do’s and don’t’s of zoning, the principles behind it, and how it protects a community.  Please let Karen know at krauter@rondoutneversink.org  (phone:  845-985-2581) if you are interested in coming.  And we send a special plea to those of you who think of others who might be interested, but who don’t have email access.  Bring them!

ZBA Training Flyer PDF