MALTA: Town gets organized

The work force housing task force was not listed in the organizational meeting appointments, and when resident Tara Thomas asked why, Sausville said their work had wrapped up with a study report. Sausville indicated that many of the recommendations made by the committee were not well received by the board.

"The sense I got was they had done their job and the mission was complete," said Sausville.

Chairman of the committee, town attorney Tom Peterson added that it was unnecessary to re-appoint a committee. Peterson suggested the committee members would each be willing to speak to the board related to the topic, but he agreed the task force had completed the work it had set out to do.

Similarly the library study committee was not part of the new organizational appointments. The Hudson Valley Community College Task Force was also not mentioned but appears to have manifested into a more general education task force. The education task force will be made up of the same people who served on the Hudson Valley Community College Task Force and will be chaired by Councilwoman Sue Nolen.

"The town board believes there is an awful lot of work that needs to be done in this area," said Sausville of the new education task force. The resolution calls for the group to "look into the siting of educational facilities in the town of Malta."

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