As I write this, there are many phrases being used, that just a few months ago had no place in our individual lives. COVID-19 has changed the world. The “new normal” is still changing daily.
“Social distancing” is the new catch phrase. While many things have changed, the Preble Highway Department has been working every day as essential employees doing an essential job.
The highway garage has allowed us to work safely. Our spring work is underway. A fifteen to twenty percent cut in summer expenditures is planned to make up for expected decreases in revenue. The state funding programs (CHIPS, Pave NY & Extreme Winter Recovery (EWR)) are in the final state budget, however, Governor Cuomo has held the option of cutting state funding through the year if necessary.
The Preble Town-Clean-Up, originally scheduled for Friday May 1st & Saturday May 2nd , has been tentatively rescheduled for June 5th & 6th. From 7:00 – 3:30 both days. This may change based on the status of New York Forward in our region. We will announce any changes on our web site and Facebook page.
Should you have any questions or need additional information, please call me @ 607-749-2710.