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Irwin Recognized For 30 Years with Youth Comm.

Written By The Mountain Eagle on 3/16/24 | 3/16/24

By Alexis Pencar

SHARON SPRINGS — The Town of Sharon held their regularly scheduled Board Meeting on Wednesday, March 6th at 6:30 PM in the Sharon Springs Community Building.

Town Supervisor Sandy Manko started the meeting off promptly with approval of the minutes from the previous February 7th meeting.

During this meeting, Jeanne Irwin was presented with an award of “heartfelt thanks” from the Sharon Town Board for the 30 years of dedicated volunteer service with the Sharon Youth Commission. Irwin has resigned from this position and thanked the Board for “supporting the youth”, she also mentioned it is “handed off into good hands”. Mr. Dan Cornwell of SSCS is the new Chair of the Youth Commission and was recently sworn in. 

The Board also discussed the accomplishments of the Youth Commission for their Rec Outing, during February break. They were able to take 55 Sharon Springs Central School students to the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown where they were able to swim, bowl, rock climb, play basketball, ping pong and pickleball. This event was also open to local homeschool students as well.

The Rec Center is in need of updated LED lights according to Highway Superintendent Bill Barbic. The Board moved forward with the approval of changing 5 lights.

Plans for the proposed Gazebo for the Rec Center have been postponed due to possible changing of location. The construction is due for the Spring.

The new solar lights at Bowmaker Pond were discussed even though there hasn't been much available this season for winter activities.

Between conversations with Attorneys, the Town is working towards removing the agricultural exemptions on the large controversial local solar projects. More to come on that.

Town Cemetery is still closed but was in need of supplies to get ready for the coming season, this was approved by the Board.

Bill Barbic spoke in length about the potential reduction in CHIPS money and how that would affect the Town overall. 

There was a proposal and debate of a new truck and plow for the Town with different options presented to the Board. It was mentioned the current truck doesn't have any issues but it is a way to be proactive. A motion was made and approved to move forward with the purchase of the 2024 Ford F-350 and the 2024 Boss Plow.

SCHOPEG, the video recording service for Schoharie County, was present at this Town meeting. Visit and check out the “Video On Demand” for more meeting, and event recordings.

The regularly scheduled Town of Sharon Board Meetings are the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM at 129 Main Street, Sharon Springs NY 13459. Call (518) 284-3010 for more information.

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