South Fork Town Board fills vacant Trustee seat

SOUTH FORK — The South Fork Tow Board of Trustees met for their first of the year meeting on Jan. 25 in the South Fork Carnegie Library conference room and began the night with a discussion on filling the vacant trustee position created when Trustee and Mayor pro-tem Tyler Schmidt was elected to fill the vacant mayoral seat. 

During a work session earlier in the month, the board decided to elect Jesse Entz to the vacant position and was officially approved by the board during the Jan. 25 meeting. The motion was carried unanimously by the board. Entz will serve the duration of the term which will be until the April 2022 elections.

Newly hired Town Administrator Hank Weber reviewed the financial report submitted by Finance Manager Mary Grace Garcia. Weber highlighted the report for the board that revenue for the year was higher than what was reported in 2020 and that was due to COVID relief funds that were distributed to the town in 2020 and accounted for in 2021.

Expenditures were also greater than the previous year due to capital improvement projects that included the new EV Charging Station, the construction of the Riviere Estates Treatment Building and Public Works equipment and tools. 

The board approved the annual appointments, signatures for financial dealings fee schedules and the purchase of new equipment for the Public Works Department. All resolutions are available for viewing on the South Fork government website at

Weber ended the meeting with a report about his recent interaction with the South Fork Friends Foundation.

“I told you when I was hired that I was going to work on bridging the gap between the town and local organizations like the South Fork Friends Foundation and after attending their most recent meeting, I am now a member,” Weber said.

Weber added that the new South Fork Friends Foundation President Luke Brennan would be making a presentation to the town board in March during their regular meeting to discuss the coming year and future projects.


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