By Kellen M. Quigley

The Great Valley Town Board has scheduled a special meeting for Monday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. for reviewing applications for the town’s new insurance carrier.

At Monday’s meeting, Ned Fenton III of Ned Fenton Insurance, of Salamanca, presented to the board what plans his company could offer during an executive session.

Town Supervisor Dan Brown said the town is looking at a couple other providers and didn’t want to share any numbers as of yet.

In a report from the assessor’s office, Brown said they are planning on re-collecting photos of each property, starting with residential parcels and moving onto other types of property while weather permits.

Brown said aerial images of parcels 10 acres or greater will be placed in the town’s imagery inventory to assist in assessments.

The town will soon receive renewal paperwork for each property that has an exemption that requires yearly renewal. This includes: enhanced star, agriculture assessments and senior citizen exemptions.

Brown said the paperwork is scheduled to be sent out in December. The assessor will be in the Great Valley Town Hall on Tuesdays from 4 to 7 p.m.

Building Code Enforcement Officer Richard Rinko said his office issued two permits in the past month, one for a manufactured house for the trailer park and another for the volunteer fire company to build a pavilion in the campgrounds.

Highway Superintendent Jack Harrington said his department got a new truck on Nov. 8. He said the department has been busy cleaning up and getting ready for winter.

In other news, Brown said he hasn’t heard anything back regarding monitoring the old town dump, but imagines that will be coming closer to spring time.

Two weeks ago, Brown said he met with the engineers performing a survey of the town gravel pit. He said most of their data will be collected over the course of one or two days. They would then submit an application together to go to the DEC to extend the life of the gravel pit.

Brown said he and Harrington have to do some work on the dog kennels in order to pass the USDA inspection.

The next meeting of the Great Valley Town Board will be Monday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. at the town hall.