The Town of Pomfret met recently for a regular board meeting at the Pomfret Town Hall.
Town Supervisor Donald Steger shared correspondence from the Lily Dale Assembly formally requesting a shared water district with the Town of Pomfret in addition to the existing shared sewer district.
Steger said, "Districts are only funded by the people who benefit from them, so it's not like it's something additional in our budget."
Steger said an engineering firm would need to be hired to delineate the district, and the Lily Dale Assembly would have to incur that cost.
An appointment to a vacant position of Planning and Zoning Clerk was made. Steger announced Allison Dengler would be paid at the rate of $10.94 per hour, the beginning rate of the clerk pay scale.
"She's very excited about digging into it," Steger said, and explained he had already arranged for Dengler to meet with the chairs of the boards involved. Steger said the hours would vary and the town had budgeted $5,000 a year for the clerk position.
Steger asked the board to select a date for a public hearing to address the town's electrical code. He explained that the town had followed national and state codes, but no formal code had been enacted. The board agreed and set the date for the public hearing on May 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Correspondence requesting a $500 donation to the Bear Lake Property Association which the town has paid in the past. Steger said the money is generally used for weed control.
"It's one of the few existing pristine waterways in the county, really, so we've assisted them with $500 every year," Steger said.
Steger made a motion to authorize the payment and the motion passed.
A motion was made to enter into an agreement with the Fredonia Masonic Lodge for its use as a senior center three days a week at $450 a month pending town attorney's approval.
Steger also addressed correspondence from the Fire Volunteer Fire Department will conduct its annual fund drive. Steger said the businesses would be asked for donations on May 26, and residents the week of June 10. Steger said the board was asked, as in years past, to proclaim the weeks "Annual Firemen's Fund Drive Weeks." A motion to do so was passed.
The board also selected May 2 at 5 p.m. for a workshop for board members to discuss general business.