Supervisor’s Corner

 

December is here with a whisper of winter in the air and a touch of snow on the ground.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and you are looking forward to the Christmas Season.  It is a time to reflect back on 2018 and any and all of our accomplishments.  At the Town level it seems like most things we have been working on are also coming to fruition at years end.  The outlier would be High speed internet.  This is a hurry up and wait project that we have to be patient.  The State has invested over six million dollars in grant money to see this happen in Hebron.  Later this month, I intend to meet with SLIC Networks to get an update on the timeline of when we can expect their availability in Hebron.  Hudson Valley Wireless and VTEL are already available here on a limited basis, as is Hughes Net.  So as you can see we are moving forward, but we all want these things yesterday,  and probably are two to three years out.  The fact that it is underway makes me confident it will be seen through to completion.

We do have some other accomplishments that you should be aware of.  Two of them you might see drive by.  We purchased a new tandem dump truck and a pickup dump truck to help in road maintenance.   Our Town Board tries to be frugal with taxpayer money, but it is still necessary to keep up our fleet so it is doing work on the roads instead of being in the shop.  We believe these purchases match our long range plans of capital equipment purchases as we methodically  keep our fleet updated.

The last accomplishment involves the upgrades at Hebron Camp Swim Program.  As the program has been revitalized, so has the pool infrastructure.  We have a new well, along with plumbing and fixtures that were necessary to move forward for the next decade or two.  Big thanks to Tom Rogers, head of our Youth Commission, for guiding us through this.  Also, a big shout out to Lucy Jo’s Coffee and  owners’, the Monder Family.  Monder’s  actually own the camp and allow the Town to use it.  They were also gracious enough to contribute to the cost of the new well, and we are very appreciative.

The last thing I want to mention is that we do have a lot of small businesses in our Town.  More than most of us probably know.  In the future it would be great if we could compile a list that I could make available at our website.  So if you business owners could send me an email that informs me of your business and what it actually sells, so I can find a way to give you recognition on the Town’s website, that would be great.  I would love to name them now, but in fear that I would leave someone out, I will wait until I hear from you.  This can be a goal for next year.  Hebron has so much more than a lot of us realize.  I’m even surprised once in awhile to find we have something I knew nothing about. A big thank you to those that have chose Hebron for their future.  You are appreciated!!

You can join us for our December Board meeting on Monday the 10th at 7:30pm. Hope to see you there.

Sincerely,

Brian R. Campbell, Hebron Town Supervisor