Town Board Approves Unpaid Medical Leave Of Absence For Town Clerk Penny King

The Town Board, at its meeting on August 11, approved Town Clerk Penny King’s request for an unpaid leave of absence effective September 1. Penny will undergo knee replacement surgery in September but will be available to consult with the acting Town Clerk, her deputy Teresa DeSantis. Penny has decided not to seek reelection as Clerk.

Though the law provides for paid medical leave, Penny elected to forego the pay for the four-month”  leave In effect, she is contributing $4,667.00 to the the taxpayers of Meredith. She has also been refusing to accept the $250 due her annually as Town Registrar.`

In approving the leave, the Town Board expressed its unanimous appreciation for her generosity and her diligent service as elected Town Clerk for six years and previously. as an appointed unpaid member of the Planning Board for 13 years.

Presentation On New Broadband Initiative To Highlight Town Board Meeting On Tuesday, August 11

Mark Schneider, CEO and General Manager of the Delaware County Electric Cooperative (DCEC), will present information about the Broadband Initiative at the Town Board meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11.

A joint collaboration of DCEC, Delhi Telephone Company and Margaretville Telephone Company, the $6.7 million project will extend broadband service to about 1,800 un-served and under-served households in Meredith and seven nearby towns. It will consist of some 210 miles of new fiber optic line that will provide services including voice, video and broadband.

The Delaware County Broadband Initiative is funded by a $2.9 million grant from New York State, $3.7 million in private investment and $25,000 from the Catskill Watershed Corporation.


Agenda For Town Planning Board Meeting On Monday, August 3

  • Town of Meredith

Planning Board Agenda – Regular Meeting

August 3, 2015, 7:00pm



Regular Meeting:


1.   Call to order

2.   Minutes:
 Review and approval of July 6, 2015, Regular Meeting minutes
3.   New business:
3.1. Initial conference for proposed subdivision – Patricia Northrop, Pumpkin Hollow Road, Tax Map #35.-2-1.2
3.2. Initial conference for proposed solar farm – Richard L’Esperance, Turnpike Road, Tax Map #63.-1-26
3.3. Such other matters as may come before the board


4.   Old business:
 4.1. Continued review of revised Subdivision Regulations 
5.   Next Regular Meeting:  September 14, 2015, at 7pm

6.   Adjournment


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