OTD: Reported Town Board Reorganizes 1965

#onthisday in 1965 the Saratogian reported at the Saratoga Town Board meeting “Designations were made; appropriations totaling $1,825 were authorized, and the highway scale of wages per hour was established by the Town Board of the Town of Saratoga when members reorganized for the new year Tuesday evening. The Schuylerville Standard was named the official newspaper and the National Bank of Schuylerville, official depository for town funds. Reappointments were David W. Lannon, chairman, Board of Assessors; Miss Dorothy Webster, historian, and Mrs. Theresa LaRocque, welfare officer. Frank B. Wier and Gordon Derby were appointed constables for one-year terms. Supervisor John Koval was designated delegate and Town Clerk Alice M. Smith alternate to the Association of Towns meeting, which will convene in New York Feb. 8, 9, and 10. Appropriations were, made for the following events: $75 for Memorial Day observance, $1,000 to Schuylerville Public Library; $150 to the community celebration; $200 to the American Legion and $200 to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mileage rate was fixed at 10 cents a mile for necessary town business. The following highway scale of wages per hour was set at $1.75, mechanical equipment operator; $1.85, grader operator, and $1.40, laborers. This is the same rate as last year. Members of the board in addition to Supervisor Koval are: Harold Hayes and Robert Fremont, justices; Howard Hopkins and Arnold Johnson, councilmen; Alice Smith, town clerk, and George Huges highway superintendent.” 
The Town of Saratoga was established in 1788 as one of the four “mother” towns of Saratoga County, NY. The Town of Saratoga has a legacy that is rich history and a current environment that is attractive to residential, commercial, and agricultural pursuits. It is located in the eastern portion of Saratoga County bordering the Hudson River on the East, Saratoga Lake and the City of Saratoga Springs on the West, the Town of Stillwater on the South, and the Towns of Northumberland and Wilton on the North. Despite all of the changes that have occurred, the rural character of the Town and the spirit of the residents has remained constant. As the new millennium unfolds the town is prepared to honor its past and welcome the challenges that are forthcoming in the future.

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