Constableville’s New Mayor Begins Reign at January Meeting - 1/17/2018

Constableville’s New Mayor Begins Reign at January Meeting-1/17/2018

By Betty Haig CONSTABLEVILLE - Alan Klossner, a lifelong resident of Constableville, opened the January 2018 meeting of the Village Board on January 8 by signing the Oath of Office as the new mayor. Retiring mayor Bobby Greene was unable to “turn over the reigns,” as he was busy plowing the newest accumulation of snowfall received during the all-day snowfall.  Klossner ran the family farm in Highmarket upon his father John’s retirement. Then in later years, continued to follow his parents’ footsteps by buying their home on High Street after their passing. He and wife Nancy reworked this home into a bed and breakfast, which is currently keeping them busy. They are the parents of four sons: David, Michael, Matthew and Jason. Alan also continues to help his sons in the farming business. Always one to keep busy, Klossner has fulfilled various positions in many village and/or town groups and upon winning the mayoral election is now looking forward to doing his best to serve the Village of Constableville. The first project is a major one that the Village has been needing to focus on, the Wastewater Treatment Plant Riverbank Stabilization Project, which is “fixing” the problem that the Sugar River has been causing. The proposed scope of the project is the stabilization of the banks (Continued on Page 3) of the Sugar River to prevent further erosion and damage to the outlet of the Village of Constableville’s Wastewater Treatment Plant. The project will involve installing four rock vanes, spaced 75 feet apart, over a span of 300 feet within the confines of the Village of Constableville’s tax parcel. Each rock vane will be approximately 65 feet long, sloped between 2-7 percent from the stream bed to the top of the bank. The outlet of the wastewater treatment plant will be protected with rip rap lining to prevent further erosion. The rock outlet protection installation will follow the New York Standards and Specifications for Erosion and Sediment Control. At the culmination of five years work, the Village recently received a grant through FEMA to perform this much needed repair. This major Village Project is expected to be completed this summer.