Jerram: New Hartford Day will happen

New Hartford town sign, from The New Hartford Facebook Page.
New Hartford town sign, from The New Hartford Facebook Page.

NEW HARTFORD — At the Board of Selectmen’s regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 25, the selectmen discussed scheduling a New Hartford Day event.
First Selectman Daniel Jerram said that the town should have the event on Saturday, Sept. 19.
However, as of press time on Monday, Sept. 7, the event has not been scheduled in the town’s official calendar on its website.
In July and August, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the town held a Wednesday night concert series at Brodie Park.
“These concerts have been successful and people loved it,” Jerram said. “My suggestion is that we have a concert with food trucks and have a little community event up at Brodie park to keep the tradition alive.”
Jerram said that New Hartford Day has been held in town for the past 47 years and is traditionally held the third Sunday of every September.
He said that the state’s guidelines on outdoor activities cap attendance at 150 people.
“We would have to do six-foot spacing in-between people,” Jerram said. “I don’t think it’s possible to run the traditional booth and vendor oriented event that we would typically have. We would not have solicitors, nobody is hitting up anyone for money.”
In other business at the meeting: Jerram said that the town has a $272,189.24 surplus from the recently completed 2019-2020 fiscal year.
Jerram said that the funds would remain in the town’s fund balance line.
The board held an executive session regarding negotiations related to the potential sale of the town’s water and wastewater assets.
The next meeting of the selectmen according to the town’s website is on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m.