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Taghkanic considers costly cleanup

Feb 28, 2012 12:03 am
John Mason in the Register-Star reports that Taghkanic’s Town Board member Richard Skoda says reclaiming the potentially environmentally contaminated town garage is, “the biggest project the town is ever going to undertake.” At a Wed. Feb. 22 joint meeting of Taghkanic’s Town Board and its Building Committee, identified nine issues that need to be addressed including, awarding the contract for subsoil exploration. There was much discussion of who should engineer such a study, and how, and Councilwoman Joyce Thompson suggested the town produce a five-year projection of operating costs. Eventually, some members of the board would like to put a salt shed on the site. Building Committee Chairman Arthur Baker asked the board to also consider consolidating highway services with an adjoining town. "Highway Superintendent Tom Youhas said Taghkanic already cooperates a good deal with Gallatin and Copake. Gilbert suggested he also network with his counterpart at Taconic Hills," Mason writes. Read the full story in the Register-Star.