NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ON THE PRELIMINARY BUDGET OF THE TOWN OF HARTFORD FOR THE YEAR 2022

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the preliminary budget of the Town of Hartford for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2022, including general town funds, highway funds, fire protection district funds, light district funds, and exemption summary has been completed and filed in the office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Hartford, 165 Hartford Main Street, where it is available for inspection by any interested person during office hours.

The Town Board of the Town of Hartford shall hold a public hearing on said preliminary budget at its regular monthly meeting to be held on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 7:05 p.m. at the Town Hall, showing such changes, alterations and revisions as shall have been made therein by the Town Board of the Town of Hartford.  At such hearing, any person may be heard in favor of or against the preliminary budget as compiled or for or against any item or items therein contained.  Copies of the preliminary budget are available prior to the meeting from the Town Clerk during normal business hours.

The following are the proposed year 2022 salaries of certain Town Officers of the Town of Hartford:

Supervisor                               $  5,770.00

Councilpersons (4)                  $  1,455.25 each

Town Clerk                             $ 34,646.00

Highway Superintendent         $ 51,528.00

Town Justice                           $  8,545.00

Dated:  September 15, 2021

Denise Petteys, RMC

Town Clerk


Town Clerk Office Closed

Effective immediately, the Town Clerks office will be closed to the public until Tuesday, September 28, 2021.

No in person school tax payment available at this time, so please mail payment to address on your bill.

Sorry for the inconvenience.


NOTICE OF POSITION

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Hartford Town Board has a vacancy for a member of the Board of Assessment Review.  Any Hartford resident may submit letter of interest and qualifications to the Hartford Town Clerk, P.O. Box 214, Hartford, NY  12838 by noon on September 10, 2021 in order to be considered at the September 14, 2021 Town Board meeting.Signed:  Denise Petteys, RMC

Hartford Town Clerk

Dated:  August 11, 2021

 


NOTICE OF POSITION

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Hartford Town Board has one (1) full time vacancy on the Youth Commission effective July 13, 2021. Any Hartford School District residents may submit letters of interest and qualifications to the Hartford Town Clerk, P.O. Box 214, Hartford, NY 12838.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that all letters need to be submitted by noon on
August 6, 2021 in order to be considered at the Tuesday, August 10, 2021 Town Board meeting.

Signed: Denise Petteys, RMC
Hartford Town Clerk
Dated: July 15, 2021


EXHIBIT A

COPY OF THE NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ON PROPOSED PROJECT
AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
RELATING THERETO

Notice is hereby given by the Counties of Warren and Washington Industrial Development Agency (the “Agency”) that a public hearing (the “Public Hearing”) pursuant to Section 859-a of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York will be held by the Agency on the 8th day of July, 2021 at 6:30 o’clock p.m., local time, in connection with CHPE LLC Project, as described below (the “Project”), at the following multiple meeting locations:

Town of Putnam Town Hall
14 Putnam Center Road
Putnam Station, New York 12861

Town of Dresden Town Hall
102 Clemons Center Road
Clemons, New York 12819

Town of Whitehall Town Hall
68 Skenesborough Drive
Whitehall, New York 12887

Town of Fort Ann Town Hall
80 George Street
Fort Ann, New York 12827

Town of Hartford Town Hall
165 Hartford Main Street
Hartford, New York 12838

Town of Kingsbury Town Hall
6 Michigan Street
Hudson Falls, New York 12839

Town of Fort Edward Town Hall
118 Broadway
Fort Edward, New York 12828

Comments may also be submitted to the Agency in writing or electronically. Minutes of the Public Hearing will be transcribed and posted on the Agency’s website.

CHPE LLC, a New York State limited liability company (the “Company”) submitted an application (the “Application”) to the Agency, a copy of which Application is on file at the office of the Agency, which Application requested that the Agency consider undertaking a project (the “Project”) for the benefit of the Company, said Project consisting of the following: (A)(1) the acquisition of an interest in the Company’s interest in certain upland parcels of land and in the Company’s interim permit and easement issued or to be issued by the New York State Office of General Services (“OGS”) in relation to submerged State-owned land, such upland and submerged lands located in the Towns of Putnam, Dresden, Whitehall, Fort Ann, Hartford, Kingsbury and Fort Edward, and Villages of Whitehall, Fort Ann and Fort Edward, Washington County, New York (collectively, the “Land”), (2) the construction, installation and equipping on or under the Land of a fully-buried, up to 1,250-megawatt (“MW”) high-voltage direct current (“HVDC”) electric transmission line and related infrastructure (collectively, the “Improvements”) and (3) the acquisition and installation thereon and therein of certain related machinery and equipment, including but not limited to, two (2) five-inch diameter HVDC transmission cables (collectively, the “Equipment”) (the Land, the Improvements and the Equipment hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Project Facility”), all of the foregoing to be used and operated by the Company as a portion of an electric power transmission line from the U.S.-Canada border to New York City; (B) the granting of certain “financial assistance” (within the meaning of Section 854(14) of the Act) with respect to the foregoing, including potential exemptions from certain sales and use taxes, real property taxes, real estate transfer taxes and mortgage recording taxes (collectively, the “Financial Assistance”); and (C) the lease of the Project Facility to the Company or such other person as may be designated by the Company and agreed upon by the Agency.

The Agency is considering whether (A) to undertake the Project, and (B) to provide certain exemptions from taxation with respect to the Project, including (1) exemption from mortgage recording taxes with respect to any documents, if any, recorded by the Agency with respect to the Project in the office of the County Clerk of Washington County, New York or elsewhere, (2) exemption from transfer taxes on any real estate transfers, if any, with respect to the Project, (3) exemption from sales taxes relating to the acquisition, construction, equipping and installation of the Project Facility, and (4) in the event that the Project Facility would be subject to real property taxation if owned by the Company but shall be deemed exempt from real property taxation due to the involvement of the Agency therewith, exemption from real property taxes (but not including special assessments and special ad valorem levies), if any, with respect to the Project Facility, subject to the obligation of the Company to make payments in lieu of taxes with respect to the Project Facility. If any portion of the Financial Assistance to be granted by the Agency with respect to the Project is not consistent with the Agency’s uniform tax exemption policy, the Agency will follow the procedures for deviation from such policy set forth in Section 874(4) of the Act prior to granting such portion of the Financial Assistance.

If the Agency determines to proceed with the Project, the Project Facility will be acquired, constructed, equipped and installed by the Agency and will be leased by the Agency to the Company or its designee pursuant to a lease agreement requiring the Company or its designee to make certain payments to the Agency (the “Lease Agreement”) and consistent with a project agreement (the “Project Agreement”) regarding the terms of the granting by the Agency of the Financial Assistance to the Company.

The Agency has not yet made a determination pursuant to Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law (the “SEQR Act”) regarding the potential environmental impact of the Project.

The Agency will at said time and place hear all persons with views on either the location and nature of the proposed Project, or the Financial Assistance being contemplated by the Agency in connection with the proposed Project. A copy of the Application filed by the Company with the Agency with respect to the Project, including an analysis of the costs and benefits of the Project, is available for public inspection during business hours at the offices of the Agency. A transcript or summary report of the hearing will be made available to the members of the Agency.

Additional information can be obtained from, and written comments may be addressed to: Dave O'Brien, Chairman, Counties of Warren and Washington Industrial Development Agency, 5 Warren Street, Suite 210, Glens Falls, New York 12801; Telephone: 518-792-1312 and electronically at [email protected]

Dated: June 24, 2021.

COUNTIES OF WARREN AND WASHINGTON INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

BY: /s/ David O’Brien
Chairman


NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town Board of the Town of Hartford will hold a special meeting to approve litigation enforcing the Town of Hartford law Regulating Mobile Homes Outside of Mobile Home Parks on Monday, May 31, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. in the Town Hall, located at 165 Hartford Main Street in the Town of Hartford.

Submitted by:  Denise Petteys, RMC

Hartford Town Clerk


NOTICE OF POSITIONS

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Hartford Town Board has one (1) full time vacancy and one (1) alternate vacancy on the Youth Commission effective May 18, 2021.  Any Hartford School District residents may submit letters of interest and qualifications to the Hartford Town Clerk, P.O. Box 214, Hartford, NY  12838.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that all letters need to be submitted by noon on June 4, 2021 in order to be considered at the Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Town Board meeting.

Signed:  Denise Petteys, RMC

Hartford Town Clerk

Dated:  May 20, 2021


NOTICE OF MEETING CHANGE

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the regular May meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Hartford has been changed to May 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall, located at 165 Hartford Main Street in the Town of Hartford.

Submitted by:  Denise Petteys, RMC

Hartford Town Clerk

 


NOTICE OF MEETING DATE CHANGE

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the regular May 2021 meeting for the Town of Hartford Planning Board has been changed to May 26, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall, located at 165 Main Street in the Town of Hartford.

Submitted by:  Randy White

Hartford Planning Board Secretary


PUBLIC HEARING

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that, pursuant to a resolution adopted by the Planning Board of the Town of Hartford on March 23, 2021, a public hearing will be held by said Planning Board on April 27, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at the Offices of the Town of Hartford,165 Main Street, Hartford, New York, to discuss the application of on behalf of Ryan Shine to establish a retail business for firearms and supply sales from his home located at Parcel ID 149.-1-45.

Application #21-1: The applicant Ryan Shine has applied to form an in-home business at Parcel ID 149.-1-45 located at 44 Russell Lane, Argyle, New York.

Application is on file and available for review at the Town Hall.

By order of the Planning Board of the Town of Hartford, New York, dated March 23, 2021.

Randy White
Secretary, Planning Board
Town of Hartford