Last Thursday, the Town Meeting approved all the motions made, a bear feeding ordinance, a rescission of the ordinance establishing a water commission, the town annual report, the audit, a server replacement and a small change in an account that was no longer used. We had a substantial crowd attend for which we are very grateful. A Town Meeting is democracy in the purest sense of the word.

We are undertaking a couple of initiatives in the town. We are trying to create a Farmer’s Market on the town green on Sundays during the crop season. While we have several tentative participants, we are always looking for more. While these have had varying degrees of success in the area, this is way to support agriculture in our community and in our area as a whole. We will keep you informed of our progress.

With the assistance of many people in the town, we are examining means of contacting residents through e-mail, text messaging and potential phone calls to be used in times of emergency or for purposes of reminding people that a new blog post has been made, of meetings that they may have a special interest in attending, etc. Again, this too is in its infancy and we have a distance to go before we start this process formally.

One final note that we believe will good news for the village is that I have been told by the owners of the Citgo station that they will be installing new gas tanks in the early spring. Personally, I look forward to having the opportunity to buy gas in our town and hope that residents will support the station once it is up and running again.