1/31/2014 8:18:00 AM Stanton Township has zero debt
by Paul Martin
Stanton Town Board met on January 21, and talked informally with Dave Lorentz about a new idea for the former Spring Garden Nursery building. Lorentz is thinking of opening a Fitness Center there, which would involve a possible zoning change. "This is all preliminary at the moment," said Lorentz. "I know I will have to go to the Planning Advisory Committee." There would be no external changes to the buildings.
Board Chair Bob Benson encouraged Lorentz. "It would be a very good use of the open space in the building," he said. "At first sight, I see only benefits for the area." Vice-Chair John Miller advised Lorentz to talk to the County first. Clerk Cheryle Peters wondered about the impact of 24-hour use, but thought it would be limited, as there are few close neighbors.
Treasurer Reports Zero Debt
Treasurer Jennifer Ritzman reported Receipts of $118,083.28 against Disbursements of $78,649.89. Liquid Cash stands at $225,510.08 and Investments at $114,204.16. Total receipts from the second-half 2013 levy were $109,155.92, which is about 97% of the assessed total. The Penfield account is now closed, with a remaining balance of $16,769.77. Ritzman was proud to announce that, for the first time since she took office, the Township has zero debts.
Paul Martin, Bob Hawbaker and Ken Ebert were appointed as the Election Judges and Absentee Ballot Board for the March 11 elections.
Peters will assess the feasibility of using a solar fixture to illuminate the flag at the Town Hall. Supervisors will also work on a "Plan B" in case the township truck breaks down during a heavy snowfall.
The Board of Audit and road inspection will take place on January 28. The Board of Appeals and Equalization will be held on April 8 at 2 p.m.