Otsego County Recycling at Risk!
The current state of recycling in Otsego County is at risk. The current purchaser of our recycling items has notified the county that our recycled items do not meet the standards required for the commodities market. Did you know that you NEED to clean your recyclables BEFORE you put them in your recycle bins? All jars, plastics, tin foil, etc. must be at least rinsed out so no food residue is present. This also goes for paper and cardboard! How many of you think you’re doing a great thing recycling your pizza boxes? Think again!! You must cut the dirty bottom off before you can recycle the clean top…..throw that bottom in the garbage. All of this is precipitated by the Chinese Government changing their policy on plastics contamination. The largest single market for plastics is China, and they have lowered their contamination rate from 5% to 0.3%. What does this mean for you? Right now, residents can still take their recyclables to the transfer station free of charge. If a hauler picks up your recyclables, they are going to be charged $55 a ton to drop recyclables. Eventually, this cost may be passed on to YOU the consumer. Help Otsego County help you!!!! We are asking you to make an effort to:
- CLEAN your recyclables.
- DO NOT bag your recyclables.
- Recycle the correct items. Rule of thumb in our County….look for the symbol with a number 1-7 on it. If you can’t find that, check out http://occainfo.org/mobile-recycling-lookup/ for the answers to your ‘what can I recycle’ questions. If you still can’t find your answer…..when in doubt, throw it out.
Free Fishing Days Coming Up
During Free Fishing Days/Weekends, anyone can fish the fresh waters of New York State, and no fishing license is required! All other freshwater fishing regulations still apply.
Upcoming Free Fishing Dates
June 23-24, 2018
September 22, 2018
November 11, 2018
2018 Fishing and Hunting Licenses are now available at the Town Hall
Otsego Rural Housing Assistance Inc. has received a $351,500 grant from New York State Homes & Community Renewal to replace four dilapidated owner-occupied mobile homes in Otsego County with new, modern, energy-efficient manufactured homes.
ORHA was one of only five applicant organizations statewide to receive funding under the Mobile & Manufactured Home Replacement Program.
Full eligibility and application materials are available from Otsego Rural Housing Assistance Inc., PO Box 189, Milford NY 13807, calling 286-7244, or at www.otsegoruralhousing.org.
DEC Announces 2018-2019 Waterfowl Season Dates
A complete list of season dates and bag limits for each zone can be found on the DEC website.The waterfowl hunter task force rationale can be found at Duck Season Dates.
Hunters interested in printing the pocket guide can find it at 2018-2019 Waterfowl Season Pocket Guide (PDF). Hard copies will be available from the Regional Offices or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org later this summer.
Town garage phone is 315-855-4478 if there is an issue with road safety or concerns. The officials tab at the top of this page has detailed contact info.
ROAD CLOSING!! A section of Saunders Gulf Rd. is closed beginning 1.6 miles from the Frost Rd. intersection and .6 miles from the State Rt. 51 intersection. Contact the Plainfield Highway Dept. at 315-855-4478 for any questions. No vehicles over a gross maximum weight of 10,000 pounds are allowed beginning Aug.16,2016 from Frost Rd. 6/10 mi.
KEVIN CRAWFORD HAS BEEN APPOINTED DOG CONTROL OFFICER FOR THE TOWN, HE CAN BE REACHED AT 292-2258
Any issues to come before the Board at a regular meeting, are to be placed on the meeting agenda.Contact the Town Clerk at 315-855-7873, Supervisor Todd Lewis at 315-368-4074 or email@example.com to add your name to the agenda.
The Town Board is looking to fill positions on Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Board of Assessment Review. Please contact Town Clerk at 315-855-7873.
Current Year Assessment Rolls
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