How much wood can the Town Hall chuck….?

The Hartford Highway Garage and Town Hall may soon be heated with fire wood in an attempt to save on heating oil costs.

Since 2011 to date the Town has spent over $26,000 on heating oil.

Heating the highway garage side of the building is always a challenge because of the high truck bay ceilings plus the large overhead doors that open and close frequently.

The Town is putting out a bid for an outdoor wood boiler which will be used to supplement the oil heat.

Highway Superintendent Greg Brown assures us that we will never need to purchase nor run out of firewood considering that the Town has about 50 miles of Town Roads which require periodic tree trimming and removal.

Here is the legal notice for the bid.


The Town of Hartford, County of Washington, State of New York hereby invites sealed bids for the purchase of a 2005 or newer Taylor T1000 Outdoor Wood Boiler or equivalent delivered and completely installed to existing heating systems.

Bids are due in a sealed envelope, along with a non-collusion statement, no later than Noon on Friday, December 5, 2014 at the Town Clerk’s Office at the Hartford Town Hall, 165 County Route 23, Hartford, New York, at which time all received bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. The Hartford Town Board will meet and review received bids at Hartford Town Hall on December 9, 2014 at 7:05pm. The Hartford Town Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

Dated: November 13, 2014
Denise Petteys, RMC
Town Clerk