The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

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September 18, 2013

Middleport looks to fill vacancy

Medina Journal-Register — Several local municipalities have held regularly scheduled meetings within the past week. Here is a rundown of their highlights.


Last Thursday, the Town Board of Hartland passed a local law to override the state mandated two percent property tax cap. The cap is meant to keep municipalities from increasing property taxes by more than two percent annually. Hartland, like every other local municipality, passed the law to protect itself in the event it would need to go over that two percent threshold. Local attorneys have advised all governing bodies to pass such laws since the state mandate was created.


At Monday’s Village of Middleport board meeting, the trustees decided to fill a motor equipment operator position that had remained vacant for two years. 

Village officials said the position requires that a person possess CDL class credentials and applications are currently being accepted. They are available at the village offices and online. Applications will be accepted until Sept. 30.

The position, held by Perry Kickbush until his retirement, involves operation of the village’s heavy equipment, such as dumptrucks, snow plows, etc.

In other board news, Doug Eggert was appointed as the village’s water operator in charge. He will hold that position until the yet-to-be-named village coordinator has the proper licensing credentials. The coordinator search is ongoing.

Eggert was also honored with a certificate by the NY Conference of Mayors for his 25 years of service to the village.


A public hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 21 in the Town of Ridgeway at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall. The hearing is mainly informational and deals with the creation of Water District 13.

According to Town Supervisor Brian Napoli, Ridgeway originally applied to do Water District 12 and 13 at the same time at the request of Rural Development. However, when the time came to do the project, there was only enough money to fund District 12. 

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