To all Pine Plains Residents- Please be advised that the New York State Department of Transportation will be sweeping the State Roadways located within our Town late during the evening of Thursday April 26, 2018 into the early morning hours of April 27, 2018. Although not convenient for those trying to sleep, this is the safest time for the NYSDOT to perform these duties. If you can refrain from parking along the State roadway during this period of time, it would be much appreciated. Please keep in mind that this sweeping project will target only State roads. My crew has been out sweeping the Town roads during regular daytime work hours for the past several weeks now.
I am hopeful to have the street sweeper/vacuum contractor return on Monday April 30, 2018 to complete sweeping of the Town maintained roadways located in the center of Town in order to get rid of the sand at the road edge . The crew has also started tree trimming, ditch cleaning, springtime cleanup duties and road prep work so please be careful while traveling our roads. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. Heather M. Wilson, Highway Superintendent 518-398-6662 Office, 518-965-1876 Cell. Thank you!
Tuesday morning, County Executive Marcus Molinaro came to town to tour the new Titan Barrel operation on Route 82 with Ron Hicks, whose brainchild, ThinkDutchess! is a program created to connect and support new business and tourism sites all around Dutchess County. Mary Kay Vrbo, chair of Dutchess Tourism, arrived at the same time, alongside Eoin Wrafter, County Planner, and our own County Legislator, Gregg Pulver. We all converged in the falling snow as owner Chris Kay, who grew up in Millerton, gave us a tour of the facility which builds oak barrels for wine and liquor-making. It was wonderful seeing how the barrels are made, using scrap oak from flooring makers which would otherwise be chipped for mulch and wasted. This is an exciting business just in the beginning stages of operation, and it was thrilling to welcome our government officials to town.