by Mary Fox

The May meeting of the Great Valley Town Board was opened Tuesday, May 13, 2013, at 7 p.m. by Town Supervisor Dan Brown.

Town Assessor Jeff Forester was available at the Great Valley Town Hall May 18, from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. and Tuesday, May 21, from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. “sit with the tax roll” for anyone wishing to review their tax assessments in the Town of Great Valley. Any grievances will be reviewed by the Board of Assessment Review on Thursday, May 30 from 5–9 p.m. at the Town Hall.

Building Code Enforcement Officer Robert Germain reported he is addressing property maintenance issues throughout the town. The old Woodshed Restaurant was on the property maintenance list, but since it has been taken over by the county treasurer it is in limbo. He also reported that two building permits have been issued in the town for residential improvements.

Yvonne Darts asked the board to petition the State of New York to change the speed limit on the 1 1/4 mile stretch of Route 219 from Porter Hollow to the car wash from 55 miles per hour to 45 miles per hour.

“Many accidents have occurred along there because of traffic moving too fast,” Darts said.

A resident spoke on behalf of the Great Valley Regatta held May 3–4, reporting it went smoothly with no major incidents. Security was adequate for the registered 1,800 boats and 1,500 campsites.

Highway Superintendent Jack Harrington reported that road sweeping is finished, and tar and chipping will begin June 3 on Stone Road and Plum Brook.

Priscilla Snider, team captain for the Relay for Life in June, was given approval to put up purple ribbons in Great Valley.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 pm. The next meeting of the Great Valley Town Board is June 17.