By: Chris Mathews, Town of Neversink Supervisor
911 Addresses The Town Health Officer, Julie Starner, and I were talking about how difficult it can be for emergency services personnel to locate a call. Valuable time is often lost looking for a non-existent or covered 911 number. We noticed how few houses have visible 911 numbers. We want to remind you how important it is to purchase a house number and post it in a location that can be easily spotted by Emergency Services. Those extra minutes saved can mean life and death.
DMV will be at the Town Hall on February 15th and March 15th from 10 AM to 2:30 PM.
Dollar General As many of you already know, the Dollar General has been approved by the Planning Board. It will be located on the empty lot across from Grey’s Woodworks on Route 55. At this time we have been told that construction crews will break ground in April and that the store should be open for business by August. I want to again take this opportunity to welcome Dollar General to town and thank the Planning Board for their hard work and dedication to the community. There have been some in town that have maintained an opposition to a Dollar General. I understand your concerns, but it’s time to put that behind us and come together. The truth is that significantly more people confided in me that “they are excited for its arrival”. It will bring convenience to people who have spent their lives traveling out of town to buy necessities. Together with our existing businesses that already provide great fresh food, beer, wine and fuel, Neversink will indeed be on the verge of a new era!
Extreme Weather Closings On February 7th, following the lead of the County, we closed Town Hall at noon and did not open the Transfer Station. If you braved the conditions to find us closed, please accept my apologies. It was done for the safety of the Town employees and everyone on the road. If the weather is extreme, call us first to find out if we are open. We will also post the closing on our website and notify the local radio stations. Thank you for your understanding on this matter.
Verizon Good news folks- for all of you waiting for Verizon cell service, it’s on the way! Verizon has filed for a permit to occupy the cell tower. Based on the information I have at this time from Verizon Wireless, despite having some delays due to the cold weather and the remoteness of the site, they are hoping for activation for mid-March. So fingers crossed and welcome to town Verizon!
Reminder The Town Hall will be closed on February 19th in observance of President’s Day and March 30th for Good Friday.
On a personal note, I want to take this opportunity to say Happy Valentine’s Day to my wife Caryn. Unfortunately, I will be spending my Valentine’s evening at a Neversink Town Board meeting with my fellow town board members instead of my lovely wife!