During the recent meeting of the Hamilton Town Council, village Mayor Bob McVaugh shared good news, with the Hamilton Fire Department achieving the highest rating from the Insurance Services Office (ISO). The council sends congratulations to the Hamilton Fire Department for their diligence and professional service to the community.

Highway Superintendent Bert Glazier reported that Hamilton has jointly purchased a paver for roadwork. Sharing the cost on this equipment with four other towns – DeRuyter, Lincoln, Fenner, and Eaton – will save money on road maintenance for all involved. In addition to town work on roads, Madison County has been working on Hamilton Street, with road cuts made in preparation for improved drainage.

A representative from Senator Richard Hanna’s office will be on hand in the Town Office on from 11 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Sept. 20. Stop in to say hello or share any concerns.

Professor Chris Henke, co-chair of the Climate Action Working Group, presented details on the Climate Smart Communities Program offered by New York State. The town council is studying the plan and at the September meeting will consider a draft resolution to participate in the program.

Town residents should expect a mailing in September, a reminder to save the date for the public hearing on the revised Town of Hamilton Comprehensive Plan. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Hamilton Public Library Community Room. Visit the town website – www.townofhamilton.org - for more information and to view the Revised Comprehensive Plan. Hard copies of the plan can be obtained through the town office.

The town office will be moving to a temporary location while work on the new office continues. The old home on Broad Street has a new tenant waiting in the wings, so staff will be working from 40 Milford St. while the renovations at the future home at 38 Milford continue. Renting right next door to the new location will save money and allow the town to have oversight as the project moves forward. Look for an upcoming announcement of the date of the September move.

The next meeting of the Hamilton Town Council will be at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 8, at the town office, 16 Broad St., Hamilton. For more information, visit the website mentioned above.

The above article was submitted by town council member Chris Rossi on behalf of the Hamilton Town Council.