Subsequently, Cemento purchased the property and petitioned the town board for an exemption to the moratorium in August 2006, which was denied. A joint town and village comprehensive plan was in place, and in February of 2001 the board established an advisory committee to study the issue.
The committee was comprised of town and village officials and 25 interest groups, including Shepard Settlement residents.
This is a lengthy process and if the wording of the local law is accepted, it must be sent to the town and then Onondaga Planning Board.
The next step will be before the board on April 19 at which time the rewritten law will be voted on and a public hearing scheduled.