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Rensselaerville recycles paper; won't ask for funds

Dec 18, 2010 1:23 am
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Photo from Dougtone's Flickr."][/caption]The Greenville Mountain View Pioneer (no website) reports the Town of Rensselaerville now recycles cardboard and paper through GreenFiber, netting the town $20 a ton where it once cost them $52 a ton to dispose.... Andrea Macko also reports in the Pioneer that the Town will not request from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) the $373,000 extra it cost to fix the Pearson Road culvert, even though Albany County Comptroller Michael Conners recommended in an audit that they ask for the funds. "According to Conners, the Pearson Road culvert project was funded by FEMA to the tune of $21,130.31. However, this cost the Town an additional $373,676 to complete," Macko wrote, quoting the audit. "We didn't follow FEMA guidelines," Supervisor Marie Dermody said, according to Macko.