As we all welcome in the New Year, I would like to welcome Cindy Delgado & Dean DePew to the Town Board as our newest Elected Members. Let us all wish Cindy & Dean a productive and happy journey on our Town Council.
Now that the holidays are behind us and we are all getting back to our daily routines, I’d like to take a moment to remind everyone to be mindful of the weather and equally mindful of the effect this can have on road conditions. Plan ahead, leave a few minutes early and go a bit slower. Black ice can be very dangerous and can be avoided if we just use some discretion.
Please be aware not to leave parked vehicles on town roads during snow or ice storms. This could lead to having your vehicle towed. Our highway crew does their very best to keep our roadways cleared and safe to travel during all types of weather conditions. Our current code, chapter 107-6 states “no vehicle may be parked on town highways during the period of time of a snow/ice storm and for 24 hours thereafter, unless otherwise posted.” Let’s all pitch in to help our crews keeps our roads cleared and safe!
Happy New Year,
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.