SOUTH FORK — The most recent South Fork Town Board meeting followed a Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission meeting.
The changes were made so the P&Z could decide a minor change to the Tyler Hudson Subdivision, moving closer to land use conformity for the properties.
These lots were originally plotted prior to the town’s incorporation and the owners wanted to divide three lots into two. The P& Z recommended a variance for the changes even though these changes will not bring the parcels into the current land either but it will make them closer.
Logger Day Festival is a go
Marketing Director Ashlee Bratton talked about the marketing department’s "Moving Forward Program" and the three key items for it being professionalism, a unified appearance and unified advertising. The board approved $750 for the ad design and templates for a uniformed look and logo, print materials, etc.
She reported the flowers and flags are ready for businesses that are decorating in red, white and blue themes this year for South Fork’s 20th Anniversary.
Bratton dispelled recent rumors about the town of South Fork not holding a Logger Days Festival this year. The annual event will be held as planned.
The board approved $4,000 for this year’s Fourth of July fireworks display as well as $1,050 dollars the Logger Days band, the Merrymakers, and the disc jockey for the Fourth of July street dance.
Police Department Reports
Police Chief James Chavez, reported April was a slow month in terms of police work. The board approved the resignation of officer Lyssa Messoline and discussed hiring one full time employee instead of two part-timers, as the chief said would probably happen due to the low salary South Fork pays its officers.
The building inspector told board members that South Fork issued three new construction permits for a total of eight so far in 2012. He said it was a slow start for summer but hoped to see more activity soon.
Purchase policy change
The board approved a change in the purchase policy for department heads. Department heads formerly could purchase a single item for up to $100 without board approval, but now have the ability to purchase up to $500 in one month without board approval. The funds would still come out of their departmental budgets. The board wanted the clarification because the previous wording allowed for multiple $100 purchases.
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