Almond Lane named twice

GUILDERLAND — Almond Lane has been officially named for the second time in as many months.

Originally voted on at the Aug. 19 meeting, the town board voted again on Tuesday to recognize the drive off of County Line Road after the issue was tabled from the last meeting, on Sept. 2.  Andrew Hoelzli, who owns land on the road, had come before the board, requesting that it be named a private lane; he suggested Andy’s Way. 

A private lane with houses on it must be named for 911 emergency services, and, in a letter to the town requesting recognition of a private lane dated July 23, Hoelzli wrote, “I find the need of a street sign be installed at its entrance for mailing purposes, 911 call locations, and delivery truck directions.”

At the August meeting, the vote was taken with little discussion and all voted in favor except for Councilman Mark Grimm, who recused himself because, he said, he is related to someone involved.  At the same meeting, the board voted the same way to designate the road, instead, as Andy’s Way, according to the minutes.

On Sept. 2, Hoelzli was before the board and, after it rescinded the designations it had made at the earlier meeting, it tabled the final decision for last Tuesday.

Eric Almond presented his family’s case for the name Almond Lane to the board and, in the same manor as the previous votes, the board officially named the private road Almond Lane.

“It’s been Almond Lane for 60 years,” Almond told the board.

Other business

In other business at recent meeting, the board:

—         Voted unanimously to permanently appoint Emanuel Shulman to the position of technical first sergeant from the county’s Civil Service list;

—         Voted unanimously to award bids for surplus equipment sold by the department of water and wastewater management;

—         Voted unanimously to change six yield signs to stop signs in the Covington Woods development;

—         Voted unanimously to increase the petty cash account in the receiver of taxes office from $200 to $300;

—         Heard from Supervisor Kenneth Runion that a hazardous waste collection day will be held on Sept. 20 at the town’s transfer station on French’s Hollow Road from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and

—         Voted unanimously to appoint John Macejka Jr., as assessor to fill the unexpired term of the town’s long-time assessor, Carol Wysomski, who retired in July.  He will start on Sept. 22.  (Go to and look under archives for Sept. 11 for full coverage).

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