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Board OKs health, vision insurance for full-time town employees

During its annual reorganization meeting Wednesday night, the Pomfret Town Board approved resolutions approving town-funded health and vision insurance.

The resolution for fully paid health insurance covers full-time employees, or those who work more than 35 hours a week, and retirees who were full-time employees for 10 years or more.

Those eligible for the fully paid vision insurance plan include full-time town employees, the highway superintendent and the town clerk.

Councilman Bill Hart, who voted against both resolutions, said employees should be required to pay a portion of their insurance.

The board also:

*Announced a public hearing for 6:15 p.m. Wednesday on proposed amendments to the town's law on dog licensing fees. The amendments would apply to revised fees for purebred dogs.

*Officially received the proposed Town Farmland Protection Comprehension Plan from the town Planning Board. A public hearing will be scheduled at a later date.

*Voted to increase the property tax exemption for senior citizens, to an annual income of $19,000, from $18,000, thus coinciding with the county rate.

*Announced there is a vacancy on the town's Zoning Board of Appeals. Letters of interest in this seat should be submitted to Town Hall by Jan. 14.

*Heard Supervisor Donald Steger report that town officials met with Village of Fredonia officials about two weeks ago to answer engineering questions on the town's North End Water District. The town wants to purchase water from the village for the new district. Steger said he has not heard back from the village.

*Heard a proposal for an enhanced security system for Town Court, presented by town resident David DeJoe. The system would cost about $1,000, and DeJoe said he has received sponsors from the community who would help pay for it.

Part of the system would include the installation of a fingerprint scan time clock for court clerks and a court security camera that would be monitored by the village Police Department, which is in the same building.

*Voted to hold both of its monthly meetings at 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. The meetings are held the first and third Wednesdays of the month. The second meeting had been held at 7 p.m.

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