The Town of Highland Town Board voted unanimously to adopt its 2012 Comprehensive Plan following a lengthy process that involved hundreds of volunteer “person hours,” workshops and two public hearings. Copies of the plan are available at the town hall in Eldred. A zoning rewrite process is now underway. The Phase One Zoning review, focused on heavy industrial uses, has already begun. Volunteers are still needed to participate in Phase Two. Call supervisor Andrew Boyar at 845/557-8901 for more information.
Following many months of ruthless cuts aimed at creating an austere budget, Eldred Central School District (ECS) officials presented highlights of the near-final proposed 2012-13 budget. Despite a substantial increase of 5% in health insurance and a 30% rise in employee retirement, the proposed budget represents a decrease from the 2011-12 budget of 4.55%, resulting in a total budget of $15,778,153. Read more
High school, 4:30-7pm, by donation. Benefits ECS Faculty Assoc. Scholarship Fund.
Longstreet of Edelweiss Soap Co. presents handcrafted bath products from goat's milk & other natural ingredients at Sunshine Hall Free Library, 3pm, free. 8455/557-6258.
Following a public hearing and regularly scheduled monthly meeting, the Town of Highland will continue toward adoption of its 2012 Comprehensive Plan. The plan is under review by the Sullivan County Planning Department and may be taken up at the town’s March meeting for adoption. Read more
Pre-K for children turning 4 on/before 12/1/12; Kindergarten for children turning 5 on/before 12/1/12 at Eldred Central School District. RSVP: 845/456-1100, ext. 5128.
Wood carver Deborah Adams at Sunshine Hall Free Library, 3-5pm, free. Refreshments. 845/557-6258.
Through most of the past year, the Eldred Central School (ECS) District has been grappling with the impacts of a contingency budget and making deep cuts in preparing the upcoming budget. Now school officials must address the impacts of the New York Tax Levy Cap approved in June 2010—and the false perception that it limits tax levy increases to two percent. Read more
Take-out only at the town hall, 4:30-7pm, adults $7, children $4. Sponsored by Highland Lake Fire Dept. Aux.
The Town of Highland conducted its oath of office ceremony on January 3 at the town hall in Eldred. Pictured from left are councilman Frederick Bosch, councilman and deputy supervisor James Gutekunst, Judge Frank LaBuda, highway superintendent Tom Ebers and superintendent Andrew Boyar.