Help Prevent Fires!
Just a friendly reminder to all Town of Plattekill residents, there is a State-Wide Burn Ban in effect from March 16, 2014 to May 14, 2014. Which means there should be NO BURNING of any kind during this time frame.
As of Oct. 14, 2009, NYSDEC has placed this burn ban in effect to protect and conserve our State. In addition, burning leaves has been permanently banned in NYS and you are encouraged to compost when possible.
Open burning is the GREATEST CAUSE of wildfires in NYS. Burn barrels are illegal. They often smolder, causing greater amounts of harmful chemicals into the air. Do your part, report any illegal open fires to the NYSDEC @ 1-800-847-7332.
Spring in your step!
I think it is fair to say that we are all happy to see Ole Man Winter pack his bags and head south! Hopefully we can all breathe a sigh of relief that spring has finally arrived! Spring means new beginnings and a fresh start. So, take the opportunity to get outside and enjoy the first signs of spring!
Lots of fun and exciting events are coming our way for residents of all ages! Our annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the town park on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at 10 am with a rain date of Sunday, April 13th, 2014. The Veterans Committee will once again hold the Memorial Day Parade. This year it will be on Saturday, May 24th, 2014 with a rain date of Sunday, May 25th, 2014. And back by popular demand, the Summer Camp Program is set to kick off on Monday, June 30th, 2014.
With the disappearing snow often reveals unwanted debris found on the road sides. Many times we see discarded cans, wrappers and all too often take-out containers. Let’s all pitch in and properly dispose of any miscellaneous debris that may be blowing near and around our homes. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
Joseph G. Croce
Loyal and dedicated to the Town he loved, Bruce Loertscher was known for wearing many hats in the Town of Plattekill throughout his lifetime. Loving husband and father, loyal friend and dedicated farmer.
Bruce always made time for Plattekill. From 1994-2001, Bruce served on the Planning Board holding the positions of Chairman, Vice-Chairman and as an Alternate to the UC Planning Board. He was elected Councilman in 2002-2005 and then was elected as Supervisor in 2006.
Bruce loved the summertime events at the park. You knew Bruce was happy when he was driving the tractor and pulling folk’s around in the hay wagon at Plattekill Day. He would also get a big kick out of the ever-growing Red, White & Blue 4th of July Fireworks Event at the park. It gave him a chance to mingle with the residents and catch up with the latest and greatest.
With dignity and class, Bruce Loertscher was laid to rest on a cold day in February. To say it was a sad day is an understatement. His smile would no longer light up a room or comfort a friend. But his spirit will live on forever.