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Carthage adopts polices concerning dogs and filling swimming pools

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CARTHAGE — At the suggestion of Water Superintendent Ernest L. Prievo, the village Board of Trustees has accepted a new policy regarding the filling of swimming pools by the village.

The new policy has a hold-harmless clause to protect the village from claims over property damage or physical harm caused by filling the pool. Mr. Prievo also has devised a form for use by residents who use their garden hose to fill their pool. Credit is given on the water bill if more than two billing units (1,500 gallons) is used. Only one credit is given per year.

In other water department business, the board accepted a bid of $37,000 to be paid to the village through North Country Forestry Services LLC for the sale of standing timber from around the Belfort Reservoir. The top bidder was Joseph Lyndaker of JTL Forestry LLC, Croghan.

Other bids came from Darwin Keefer of Croghan for $12,500; Olmstead Logging LLC of Croghan, $27,500; Aden Brother Logging of Lyons Falls, $11,920, and Lyndaker Timber Harvesting of Castorland, $34,840.

To ease prosecutions of cases involving unlicensed dogs and dogs without rabies tags, village Police Chief Reginald Huber Jr. suggested a revision of the village code.

Making the violation a part of the village code instead of under Public Health and Agriculture and Markets laws will allow dual violations to be handled by the same attorney.

With no one to speak at the public hearing concerning an amendment to the village code concerning dogs, the changes were approved.

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