By Colleen Mahoney

The Sept. 14 Great Valley Town Board meeting was dedicated to Hildegard Krause, supervisor clerk, for all her hard work and dedication to the town over the past 40 years.

Supervisor Dan Brown said Krause has worked with four or five different supervisors over the years. He had a portrait of her commissioned. The portrait will hang on the town hall wall, in recognition of her service.

After fielding complaints from local hunters, Brown explained that as of right now, hunting licenses cannot be obtained from the town hall. The equipment used by the town, which is provided from the state, requires a special printer. Currently, the town does not have access to the required printer, which is also being provided by the state. Town Clerk Toni Evans agreed to call State Senator Catharine Young’s office to see what the holdup is.

Brown reported that the mining district is established and moving forward. The district will allow the town to have control over the industry within the town limits and stop expansion outside of the district.

The town board will begin their budget work sessions on Oct. 5, and continue nightly until they have a town budget in place.

Chris Schena, planning board chair, was not in attendance for the meeting but Brown read his report. The proposal to erect a cell tower in the Town of Great Valley is still tabled. There has been no further communication from Verizon Wireless or Horvath Communications, which would erect the tower.

The next Great Valley Town Board meeting will be held on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in the town hall.