Town Of Ripley Getting New Flags, Talking Future Plans

RIPLEY — The Town of Ripley may see new flags along Main Street from Memorial Day to Veterans’ Day beginning next year, board members learned at their meeting on March 9.

VFW 2769 Post Commander David Bower, who attended the meeting, said “I have a request for the board. I need permission to get more information out there. We want to put up banners with names of veterans before Memorial Day and take them down after Veterans’ Day.”

Banners showing Hometown Heroes have become increasingly popular across the country. The Ripley Highway Department will put up the banners on Main Street and Bower said members of the VFW will assist.

In another community related matter, Supervisor Doug Bowen read a letter from Town Historian John Hamels, thanking Phyllis Butts for her donation to the Historical Society. Butts donated a silver spoon which originated between 1901 and 1940.

Board members also received an update on the South Ripley Solar Project from Attorney Ben Wisniewski. He said there has been little movement since the last board meeting. However, he noted that the since the application was deemed complete on April 22, 2022, they expect a final permit to be issued before April 22.

Wisniewski said they don’t start building immediately upon approval of the project. Resident Shelly Spacht asked the board members about some loose ends regarding the project, she said the Fire Department still has not entered into an agreement with ConnectGen and there is still no road use agreement between the town and the developer. Wisniewski said he will put something together for the road use agreement between the town and ConnectGen.

In other business, the board approved change order 2 for the UV disinfectant system for the sewer plant, at a cost of $9290. They also approved a resolution regarding the town’s bad check policy, in which the town reduced the bad check charge from $25 to $20. “That is the maximum New York State allows,” Bowen said.

Bowen announced that there will be a Comprehensive Plan Workshop, open to the public, from 5:30 to 7:30 on Tuesday. It will be held at the “Brew Chamber at the old mill,” he said. Ripley residence are encouraged to attend.


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