The Eldred Central School (ECS) District Board of Education, at its meeting on April 19, adopted its proposed 2012-13 budget in the amount of $15,918,581, following many months of relentless cuts. The adopted budget reduces spending in the amount of $612,419, or 3.7%, when compared to the 2011-2012 budget. The tax levy will increase 2.0% and is within the constraints of the Property Tax Cap Legislation for simple majority voter approval. Read more
Mystery writer lecture & raffle at Sunshine Hall Free Library, 3-5pm, free. Refreshments. 845/557-6258.
Eldred Central School, 9am-1pm, by donation. Benefits Eldred PTSO.
POSTPONED to 6/10. Eldred Central School, doors open noon, calling 2pm, by donation. Benefits Eldred PTSO.
Alarmed at a process they perceive to be moving too swiftly, representatives of several hunting and fishing clubs in the Town of Highland turned out to raise concerns about a proposed zoning rewrite targeting industrial uses such as gas drilling at the town’s monthly meeting on April 10. The board listened to many of the remarks, but reminded speakers that the session was not a public hearing where comments are received. That hearing has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on May 4 in the Junior/Senior High School in Eldred. Read more
Help raise money for Eldred Lions Club scholarship fund. RSVP: eldredlions.org or stop by the Corner Store. 845/557-3321.
Author of "Works New Age, the End of Full Employment & What It Means to You" appears at Sunshine Hall Free Library, 1pm. royalflushpress.com or 845/557-6258.
The Corner Piazza, noon-2pm, free. Photos by Regina Lynn Photography avail.
Health screening, door prizes, ambulance tours, vision testing for ages 5 & under, info on heart disease, stroke, diabetes & more at the town hall, 10am-4pm, free. 845/557-6540.
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.