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December 04, 2016
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Cochecton addresses unsafe structures, introduces budget

The board quickly dispensed with routine matters: a tentative sand bid acceptance was finalized; and the Youth Commission accepted the resignation of board member Deb Gaetano and approved the nominations of two new board members, Julie Swendsen and Michelle Birney. Swendsen’s term will expire on December 19, as she is filling Gaetano’s unexpired term; Birney’s term will expire on December 22.

Maas unveiled the first draft of the proposed 2014 Town of Cochecton budget. A line-by-line review followed a quick peek at the bottom line, with Mass detailing the rationale behind each expenditure and explaining all significant variances to the 2013 budget. Board members will study the draft and meet again for a budget work session at 7 p.m. on October 17. For complete meeting minutes and additional information about Cochecton town government, visit