County asked to repair Huletts Landing Park

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The beach in the Washington County Park at Huletts Park, Jan. 13. (Photo by EJ Conzola II)

The condition of the Huletts Landing Park in Dresden was brought before the Jan. 20 meeting of the Washington County Board of Supervisors as Marilyn Borden addressed what she labeled as “the deterioration of the park” and outlined a number of issues she feels need to be addressed. Ms. Borden is a long-time area resident and identified herself as a concerned citizen.

They include the roofs on a number of outbuildings and the cottage, where she said shingles are missing and there is considerable moss build up. She also pointed out the bathrooms need repair as does a porch railing, which she called weak and probably not within code. Also of note was the pavilion roof which she claims is now bowed.

Borden said the park is a great asset to the community and an inexpensive alternative for summer recreation for many families.

Supervisors thanked her for the update, noted that some of these repairs are in the budget and scheduled for completion this year, but that all her comments were noted and would be looked into.

Girl Scouting’s highest honor

Cambridge’s Cassie Fedler rose to honor Kathryn Campbell for achieving the Gold Award, which is the equivalent of the Boy Scouts’ Eagle Award. While a resident of Easton, Campbell completed her project in the Town of Cambridge.

A safe-haven shelter was erected along the Snowblasters Snow Mobile Trail consisting of an 8×10 foot structure, containing a first aid kit, inside heat, cooking facilities, stumps for chairs and an outside fire pit. It even has a 1971 Skidoo snowmobile mounted on the roof. Campbell has been involved in scouting for 13 years.

Proclamation

The supervisors approved a resolution that sent out Proclamations of Recognition to all the emergency and environmental agencies that responded to the propane tanker rollover on Gull Bay Road in Putnam on Dec. 22.

The driver was trapped with the vehicle on fire. First responders from both Washington and Essex counties extinguished the flames and extricated the driver. They then spent the next 17 hours assisting specialized personnel in the safe removal and transfer of the propane to another vehicle.

News and notes

The supervisors approved two resolutions involving litigation. The first has the county listed as a plaintiff in a lawsuit against several opioid manufactures. A settlement has been reached with one of the defendants, identified as TEVA, with any monetary recovery to be used for opioid-related issues.

The second involved a settlement in an action brought against the county by Greenwich Solar 1. The details of that settlement were not released.

Sam Hall of Fort Ann was appointed to the Lake Champlain/Lake George Regional Planning Committee. Cassie Fedler of Cambridge and Jay Skellie of Jackson were named as Supervisor Representatives to the Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District. Brian Campbell of Hebron, Sam Hall of Fort Ann, Dave O’Brien of Hampton and Paul Ferguson of Dresden were designated as representatives to the Committee on Legislative Bodies of the Adirondacks.

LaBella Associates of Latham was awarded a bid for Engineering and Architectural services for the County Highway Barn in Middle Falls. The bid was for $359,000 and was the lowest of the six submitted.

The scheduled State of the County Address has been postponed until February.