Friday, December 10, 2010

Miracle on Main Street a Success

Middleburgh has had another successful Miracle on Main Street. Turnout was heavy, Santa Claus visited, and Middleburgh looked like a winter wonderland.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Public Hearing on Traffic Law Announced

The Village Board announced that it will hold a public hearing on its revisions of the municipal traffic law on Monday, December 13th at 7:00 pm at the Municipal Building. Residents are encourage to attend to bring their input or to have any questions answered.

School Board Deadlocked over Appointment

The Middleburgh Central School Board was deadlocked over who to appoint as its newest member since Jim Barber's resignation. The Board discussed the possible appointment of Gary Hayes, Rob Roney, Lilian Bruno, Kevin Lawton, and Eric Hamm, but came to no decision. An election is scheduled for next spring to fill the vacancy.

Police Department Considered

Constabulary officer and Trustee Dr. Thomas Gruning discussed the possibility of a police-sharing deal with the Village of Schoharie in November's regular meeting. Gruning had been talking with the Mayor of Schoharie, John Borst, and explained that police coverage could be a relatively inexpensive and efficient prospect.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Computers Donated to Village

Schoharie Central School District donated three computers and a printer to the Village of Middleburgh this week. Superintendent Brian Sherman of SCS worked with Trustee Matthew Avitabile to donate the computers, which could be used for the Planning or Zoning Boards or donated to the Middleburgh Youth Commission for summer programs.

November Village Board Meeting

The public is invited to attend the next meeting on Monday, November 1 at 7:00 pm at the Municipal Building. Parking is expected to be one of the topics discussed.

Hearing Planned for Traffic Laws

The Middleburgh Village Board plan to discuss the proposed traffic laws after a report presented by Trustees Butch Ingraham and Gerald Bowman last month. The public is invited to attend the next meeting on Monday, November 1 at 7:00 pm at the Municipal building.

Discussions for Vacancies for School Board

There have been discussions for filling the open vacancy on the Middleburgh School Board. This comes after Jim Barber was appointed to the New York State Agriculture Commission and had to retire from his seat. Gary Hayes, Rob Roney, Lilian Bruno, Kevin Lawton, and Eric Hamm were all interviewed on Wednesday for a possible appointment. The person appointed will serve until spring 2011 before a special election will be called.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Miracle on Main Street Planned

The Miracle on Main Street will take place on December 10th from 5:30 onward. The Village government will be sponsoring the event and much of the work is being done by the Renaissance Council.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cemetery Stones Fixed

After suggestions by the Cemetery Commissioner the Village Board okayed fixing three stones in the "Negro" Cemetery. Two were tipped over and one was falling over. The repairs were done out of the existing Cemetery budget and cost the taxpayers no additional funds. The repairs were finished on September 29.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Goings on at the Best House

During the season the Dr. Best house will be open from 10-3. The Victorian Tea will be held on Saturday, December 11th between the hours of 1 - 4. Donations are greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Village to Pay Rent on Town Barn

The Village Board voted 4-1 on September 13th to pay $500 per month to the Town in order to store Village trucks and other equipment in the Town Barn after recommendation from Trustee Bowman. Trustee Avitabile voted no, citing extra cost.

Signage Committee Makes Report

On Monday, September 13th Trustees Gerald Bowman and Charles Ingraham made a report to the Village Board about the situation of signage in the Village. They suggested new signs at parking lots and other features to improve roadways in town.

300th Anniversary Update

Middleburgh's 300th Anniversary Celebration will be on August 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2012 Parade, Fireworks, Dr. Best House Tours, Concerts and more.

UPDATE: Full schedule here: Middleburgh 300th Anniversary Schedule

Monday, August 9, 2010

Facade Committee Formed

A Facade Committee was formed by the Village Board at its July meeting to possibly revise local facade laws. Trustee Gerald Bowman is heading the committee and any suggestions or comments should be directed to him.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

News on Speedbumps

It was discussed at the last Village Board meeting that speedbumps would not be installed on Grove Street because of New York State ordinances which do not allow for their construction.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Arts and Crafts on July 31

Middleburgh will be holding its annual Village Arts and Crafts day on Saturday, July 31. Craftspeople from all over the area will be in attendance and many Village residents will be holding garage and lawn sales.

Middleburgh Discusses Signage

The Middleburgh Village Board discussed the possible addition of signage to locations intersecting Main Street on their July 12th meeting. More discussion is expected at the next meeting on Monday, August 3.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Village-Town Joint Meeting

The Town and Village Boards of Middleburgh will be holding a joint meeting on Monday, June 7th at 7:00 pm at the Middleburgh Fire House. The Middleburgh Village Board will be holding a separate meeting at 6:30 at the same place.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Maze Craze Fundraiser

Make a donation to the playground at the Middleburgh Stewart's from 5/24/10 thru 6/7/10 and they will match it (up to $ 5,000.)

All are invited to participate.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

School Board Election Results

The School Board election was held on Tuesday, May 18th. Donald Wood with 442 and Thomas Gruning with 350 were elected to the board and the budget passed 411-407. Maurice Lawton with 322 votes and Lilian Bruno with 289 votes both were not elected. The bus proposition failed by a large margin.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Village Board Meeting 5/3

The Middleburgh Village Board will be holding its next regularly scheduled meeting on May 3rd at 7:00 pm at the Municipal Building. All are invited.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Renassaince Council Holding Concert May 1st

The Middleburgh Renaissance Council is sponsoring a concert Sat. May 1st at 8 pm featuring NY City Singer/Songwriters, Martin Rivas, Rachel Platten, & Kailin Garrity. Concert will be held at the Renaissance Arts Studio, 331 Main St., Middleburgh, above The Conglomerate. Entrance at back of building. Tickets: $10 at the door, or call ahead for reservations - $8 (827-6696)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Budget Meeting April 19

The Middleburgh Village Board is holding a budget hearing on April 19th at 7:00pm at the Municipal Building. All are invited.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Village Meeting April 5

The next meeting of the Middleburgh Village Board will take place on April 5th at 7:00 pm at the Municipal Building. This is the Village's reorganizational meeting and takes place during the budget drafting season.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

2010 Election Results

A regular village election was held on March 16. Two seats were open. The top two vote getters win:

Thomas Gruning- 198 (44%)
Matthew Avitabile- 195 (44%)
Paul Hayes- 53 (12%)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Check Out Middleburgh on Facebook

Middleburgh now has a Facebook page. Check out the group and join. Add pictures or stories of our wonderful village. Now with over 400 members.!/group.php?gid=207011457041&ref=ts

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Check Out Middleburgh on Wikipedia

Check out the Middleburgh Village page on Wikipedia, chock full of history, geography, and politics. Add something new and give us some history.,_New_York

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Middleburgh Looking for Muralist

Middleburgh is looking for a muralist to help paint the side of a building as part of a beautification project.

From the TJ:

A panel consisting of citizens, appointed by Mayor William Ansel-McCabe, will review resumes of applicants and examples of their work. The panel will then recommend an artist to the village board. Interested artists should contact Bill Morton at 827-4343 for further details by Friday, January 22.

Middleburgh Village Elections March 16

Middleburgh will be holding elections for two trustee seats on March 16 from noon to 9pm at the Middleburgh Town Hall. All residents 18 and older are invited to cast a ballot.

Middleburgh Village Board Meeting March 1

The Middleburgh Village Board will be holding its next regularly scheduled meeting for March 1st at 7:00 pm at the Municipal Building.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Middleburgh Village Board Meeting

The Middleburgh Village Board will be holding its next regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, January 4, 2010 at 7:00 pm at the Municipal Building. All are invited.