Town Clean up days were held May 5 – 7. This was when town residents could dispose of unwanted clutter.  This year we had 961 vehicles bringing in a total of 164.12 tons.  Thank you to the Highway, Water, and Sewer personnel who worked extremely hard to keep things moving and safe.

The Town recreation committee has hired a new Director, Bonnie Korherr. Larry Luke has retired after 25 plus years.  We want to thank Larry for all his years of dedication to the youth of Williamson.  The new director has asked me to announce that she is coordinating a New York State Citizen Preparedness Corps training program to be held in the near future.  Please watch the town website for date/time and location.

The following roads will be resurfaced in the next few weeks, weather permitting: Jersey, Bear Swamp, Tuckahoe, Brasser and Eddy Ridge Roads.  Please use caution when traveling around the work crew.

The bridge over Salmon Creek on Eaton Road is still scheduled for replacement, starting after the completion of this school year. We are currently waiting for approval from the Army Corps of Engineers for this project. Salmon Creek Road will be blocked off from Eaton Road to Shepherd Road, except for local traffic.  We will communicate the dates as soon as they are finalized.

The County Highway Department will be working on Townline Road (near Middle Road), to replace some culverts and on Ridge Road (in the hamlet of Williamson), for resurfacing. The work will begin sometime after July.  Half of Ridge Road will be blocked off each day.  No parking will be allowed while resurfacing is being done.  More information to follow with the dates as they are scheduled.

We have received some complaints about unleashed dogs. Section §58-8 of the Town Code states, “No dog shall be permitted upon public streets, public property, and public buildings unless it shall be accompanied by an adult or minor who is able to restrain and control said dog unless such person accompanying said dog shall actually control and restrain said dog by some suitable device, designed and used for that purpose.”  Persons need to control their dogs by physical or electronic leashes while on public property.  This includes town roads, trails and the town park. Please, leash your dog!

Lastly we need to thank the Apple Blossom committee for another wonderful festival. Much thanks goes to Colleen McCarty as the Chairperson of the committee.